Inclusive sports skills – Throwing the ball

Get to grips with throwing things, and have fun at the same time with this easy-to-follow inclusive sports workshop on learning to throw, 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 two 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 small ball.

Step 2

First, practice ‘eye to the sky’, looking upwards and giving the sky a big hi-five in the direction you’re looking. Practice with both hands.

Step 3

Pick up the ball, and resume looking ‘eye to the sky’, but this time throw the ball the direction you’re looking instead.

Step 4

Continue throwing the ball up, but now introduce ‘knee to tree’, moving your arm from your knee upwards towards a tree, and then letting go of the ball from there. Let the ball drop.

Step 5

Use a partner or wall for this next step. Throw the ball, and practice throwing from your ‘knee to tree’ .

This activity was created by inclusive sports organisation LuSu Sports.