Inclusive sports skills – Catching

You can practise improving your catching skills and have fun at the same time with this easy-to-follow inclusive sports workshop on learning to catch, which can be done in your own space.

You don’t need any specialist equipment either – just follow the video at your own pace and enjoy learning new skills! This is video one of a series of six.

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a workshop for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This is a sports activity that promotes fitness and wellbeing, and helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch while supporting independent choice and learning new skills.

What happens in the video?

Step 1

Before you get started, make sure you have a clear space around you, a chair nearby, a glass of water and remember to take breaks if you need. You’ll need some nice bright stickers for your palms, or get someone to draw colourful circles on them instead. You’ll also need a square of fabric, ideally bright floaty nylon, and a small ball.

Step 2

Practise joining the circles on your two hands together in a clap.

Step 3

Then, pick up the nylon, let it drop towards your knees, and then clap your hands together around it when it hits your knees, connecting the two circles.

Step 4

Repeat the above step but catch it before it lands on your knees.

Step 5

Now, use a ball, dropping it from above towards your knees, but catching it before it hits them.

This activity was created by inclusive sports organisation LuSu Sports.