Steps to Follow to Help your Child Hit their Targets

by | Jul 9, 2020 | Exercise, Health, Indoor, Kids, Movement, Multi-Sports, Sport


Throwing is a core skill that is seen in many sports such as baseball, basketball, cricket, and countless others, hence, teaching kids how to throw is a crucial step in sports.

Today’s blog will be focused on Overarm Throwing. It is a skill that can be used across a wide range of sports and games so it is important that children know how to do it properly, it comes in very handy for distance and precision throwing.

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Step 1. Stand side-on with throwing hand close to your ear.

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Step 2. Point non-throwing hand to the target with eyes focused on target.

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Step 3. In one motion, throw the ball from your ear towards the target, releasing the ball before your arm is fully extended.


Why not set out targets on the floor and have children throw balled-up socks at them as a practice?

Another way to improve kid’s throwing and also other sports skills is to participate and be active in sports regularly.
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Will Murray
Will Murray

Will is one of the founders of Sport4Kids (now ProActiv Sports) in Hong Kong and was the driving force behind bringing it to Singapore in 2014. Will obtained a degree in Sports Science and Health, from Dublin City University and has vast experience coaching children and adults of all level and abilities. Will is experienced at coaching in a wide variety of sports with a particular interest in Soccer, Basketball and Gaelic Football. He is also a very keen sportsman having represented Ireland in underage basketball and Gaelic Football.

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