Coaching catching in rounders

Reading time: 3 minutes

Whether you’re 8 or 80, rounders is the ideal team sport that everyone can enjoy. Great for improving hand to eye co-ordination, it can either be played at a competitive level or just for fun in the playground.

If you’re coaching rounders, one of the most fundamental skills to teach is the ability to catch. Not everyone starts with a natural aptitude for catching the ball but there are some top techniques which can help every player learn.

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Rounders Lesson Plan – Post Work

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This rounders lesson plan focuses on post work and specifically how to:

  • catch each delivery and stump the post correctly.
  • outwit opponents when fielding and when at the posts.
  • confidently perform, at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy when fielding and at the posts.
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Rounders Lesson Plan – Catching

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The aim of this Rounders lesson plan is to understand the importance of successful catching. Teaching points for this lesson plan include catching, close catching and catching a high ball.

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Innovative practices for teaching rounders

Reading time: 4 minutes

Teaching and learning in rounders should be exciting for everyone involved, with rapid progress through innovative practices.

I’m lucky as I work with EYFS right through to top level performers representing their country, both in schools and satellite centres. This has really helped me developing a long-term plan for teaching rounders, which aims to support all pupils to be ‘the best they can be’ by challenging them through inclusive and innovative lessons.

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