Year 3 Handball Lesson 4

Learning Intentions

  1. Use defending positions to attempt to block the ball
  2. Force an error from your opponent

Skill Development: Intercepting

Success Criteria

  1. I can intercept the ball from the opponent’s throw
  2. I can stop the ball from reaching an opposition player
  3. I can become as big as possible to prevent the players from making a pass

National Curriculum Links

Use defensive skills to stop opponents scoring/progressing towards the goal

Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Count and recall points scored
N Communicate with teammates to help attack and defend

Starter Activity

Interceptors

  1. Split the class into two groups, half of the group will have a ball (you may wish to set this game up twice with large groups). Choose 2 or 3 children to be the ‘Interceptors’; they should wear a bib. The aim is for the ‘interceptors’ to intercept any pass that is being made by one of the children with the ball.
  2. Players with the ball can pass to any non-bibbed player they do not have to play in ‘teams’.
  3. The children without the ball should be looking to get into space and call for the ball.
  4. The interceptors need to try and intercept the pass being made between any players. Each time the ‘interceptors’ catch the ball they earn a point, they then give the ball back to the players. Each child should keep track of their points.
  5. Rotate this game a few times so several children can play the role of ‘interceptor’

Skill Development

Intercepting

  1. Children should play this game in groups of 3
  2. Children should set up with two players standing approximately 4 metres apart, with the 3rd player standing in the middle. This game is similar to ‘piggy in the middle’.
    The aim of the game is for two children to keep the ball away from their middle player, using the throwing techniques learnt in previous lessons (underarm, overarm, bounce).
  3. The middle players are attempting to intercept or block the ball being played between the outer 2.

Activity

How to play the game

This game is played 5 v 4. The team of 4 are attacking, and the team of 5 are defending. The aim is for the attacking team to get the ball into the scoring area. The defending team should try to use the defending principles to stop the attacking team from getting into their area and scoring a point.

  • The attacking team score a point by one of their players catching the ball in the ‘scoring’ area.
  • Both teams can go in the scoring and play area, but as soon as an attacking player catches the ball in the scoring area, this is a goal and play starts again from the start point.
  • The defenders can only intercept or block a pass; they are not allowed to snatch, grab or use force to get the ball off the attacker.
  • If the attacking team score a point they should go back to a starting point away from the scoring area.
  • Play for a set time and then rotate the teams, so the attacker becomes the defenders and visa versa.
  • N.B one player will remain on the defending team, so the teams remain 4 v 5, regularly swap so this player can still experience both attacking and defending.

Challenge: Make the defending area bigger so that it’s harder to defend.  The 3 of the defenders must stay in the ‘scoring’ area, and only two players can move out of it to defend
Development: Change to 4 v 4

Teaching Points

Intercepting

  1. Try to make yourself as big as possible, having your arms high and wide
  2. Try and anticipate what type of pass will be made so you can jump or put your hand lower to stop the ball
  3. Stay on toes to move quickly to block the thrower and be ready in case they make a mistake

Key Questions

  1. How can we make ourselves as big as possible?
  2. How can we judge where the ball is going to be thrown?
  3. What can we do to help our teammates defend?

Year 3 Handball Lesson 4

Chevron Icon

Learning Intentions

  1. Use defending positions to attempt to block the ball
  2. Force an error from your opponent

Skill Development: Intercepting

Chevron Icon

Success Criteria

  1. I can intercept the ball from the opponent’s throw
  2. I can stop the ball from reaching an opposition player
  3. I can become as big as possible to prevent the players from making a pass
Chevron Icon

National Curriculum Links

Use defensive skills to stop opponents scoring/progressing towards the goal

Chevron Icon

Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Count and recall points scored
N Communicate with teammates to help attack and defend

Year 3 Handball Lesson 4

Chevron Icon

Starter Activity

Interceptors

  1. Split the class into two groups, half of the group will have a ball (you may wish to set this game up twice with large groups). Choose 2 or 3 children to be the ‘Interceptors’; they should wear a bib. The aim is for the ‘interceptors’ to intercept any pass that is being made by one of the children with the ball.
  2. Players with the ball can pass to any non-bibbed player they do not have to play in ‘teams’.
  3. The children without the ball should be looking to get into space and call for the ball.
  4. The interceptors need to try and intercept the pass being made between any players. Each time the ‘interceptors’ catch the ball they earn a point, they then give the ball back to the players. Each child should keep track of their points.
  5. Rotate this game a few times so several children can play the role of ‘interceptor’
Chevron Icon

Skill Development

Intercepting

  1. Children should play this game in groups of 3
  2. Children should set up with two players standing approximately 4 metres apart, with the 3rd player standing in the middle. This game is similar to ‘piggy in the middle’.
    The aim of the game is for two children to keep the ball away from their middle player, using the throwing techniques learnt in previous lessons (underarm, overarm, bounce).
  3. The middle players are attempting to intercept or block the ball being played between the outer 2.
Chevron Icon

Activity

How to play the game

This game is played 5 v 4. The team of 4 are attacking, and the team of 5 are defending. The aim is for the attacking team to get the ball into the scoring area. The defending team should try to use the defending principles to stop the attacking team from getting into their area and scoring a point.

  • The attacking team score a point by one of their players catching the ball in the ‘scoring’ area.
  • Both teams can go in the scoring and play area, but as soon as an attacking player catches the ball in the scoring area, this is a goal and play starts again from the start point.
  • The defenders can only intercept or block a pass; they are not allowed to snatch, grab or use force to get the ball off the attacker.
  • If the attacking team score a point they should go back to a starting point away from the scoring area.
  • Play for a set time and then rotate the teams, so the attacker becomes the defenders and visa versa.
  • N.B one player will remain on the defending team, so the teams remain 4 v 5, regularly swap so this player can still experience both attacking and defending.

Challenge: Make the defending area bigger so that it’s harder to defend.  The 3 of the defenders must stay in the ‘scoring’ area, and only two players can move out of it to defend
Development: Change to 4 v 4

Teaching Points

Intercepting

  1. Try to make yourself as big as possible, having your arms high and wide
  2. Try and anticipate what type of pass will be made so you can jump or put your hand lower to stop the ball
  3. Stay on toes to move quickly to block the thrower and be ready in case they make a mistake

Key Questions

  1. How can we make ourselves as big as possible?
  2. How can we judge where the ball is going to be thrown?
  3. What can we do to help our teammates defend?