SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 – Professor Yang

Lab 4 - Object Control

Name: _Harrison Hefele__________                 Date: _4/6/2011____           Lab Group Day and #: Wednesday and 4_______

Tasks

A. To observe the interaction between Cortland students and St. Mary’s students.

B. Complete Observation and Reflection from Task A Worksheet.

C. Complete Chart (TGMD-2) Overhand and Catching Checklist.

D. Complete Chart (Gallahue Checklist) on Overhand Throw. (If time permits)

TASK A – OBSERVATION/REFLECTION

1. Reflecting on your experience so far at St Mary’s, what do you think have been some difficulties or challenges you have faced?  Consider all areas – environment, children, etc.

The main challenges are getting control of the children.  Because we only see the kids once every two weeks or so they don’t see us as teachers. There is very little respect given to us as elders either. Even if you have all of them sitting down in a semi circle facing the wall there are still kids talking to one another or wanting to do something else. Not being able to call out names or show any discipline makes it difficult to handle a group of rowdy kids.  

2. What ideas/suggestions do you have to resolve the difficulties or challenges that you wrote about in #1?

This is hard to adjust because kids come and go depending on the day.  Learning names is something that just comes along with time. The way the kids behave in a class like environment can probably change from day to day. Being assertive and energetic throughout your game is and effective way to keep their attention. Otherwise other factors can be controlled through practice and getting to know the kids on a more personal level.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills

TGMD-2: Test for Gross Motor Development- Second Edition- Revised

Name of Students (first names only):_Oscar____/__Beth____ Grades:__2nd___/_2nd____        Ages: __6___/__6___

Gender:  ___M____/___F_____

Skill

Materials

Directions

Performance Criteria

Child 1

Child 2

1. Overhand Throw

Use a clear space, you can use a variety of yarn balls, tennis balls, etc.

During a game or activity, watch a student throw. Tell the student to throw the ball as best as they can.

  1. A downward arc of the throwing arm initiates the windup.

Y

Y

  1. Rotation of hip and shoulder to a point where non-dominant side faces an imaginary target.

Y

N

  1. Weight is transferred by stepping with the foot opposite the throwing hand.

N

Y

  1. Follow-through beyond ball release diagonally across body toward side opposite throwing arm.

Y

N

2. Catch

Use a clear space, you can use a sponge ball or something soft depending on the individual.

During a game or activity, watch a student catch.

Try tossing the ball underhand directly to the student with a slight arc and tell him/her to catch it with your hands. Only count those tosses that are between the student’s shoulders and waist.

  1. Preparation phase where elbows are flexed and hands are in front of the body.

Y

Y

  1. Arms extend in preparation for ball contact.

Y

Y

  1. Ball is caught and controlled by hands only.

Y

N

  1. Elbows bend to absorb force.

Y

N


Lab 4

Object Control Lab

Overhand Throw Checklist

Child’s Name:__Oscar___________________________________________        Date: _________________

Your task for this station is to qualitatively assess the student’s ability to perform the overhand throw using the following criteria based on Gallahue (1998):

A. Initial stage.                                                                

l. Action mainly from elbow.        

2. Elbow remains in front of body; a push.

3. Follow-through - forward and downward.

4. Feet remain stationary.

B. Elementary stage.

1. Arm is swung forward, high over shoulder.

2. Shoulders rotate toward throwing side.

3. Trunk flexes forward with forward motion of arm.

4. Definite forward shift of body weight.

5. Steps forward with leg on same side as throwing arm.

C. Mature stage.

1. Arm is swung backward in preparation.

2. Opposite elbow is raised for balance as a

preparatory action in the throwing arm.

3. Definite rotation through hips, legs, spine, and shoulders during throw.

4. As weight is shifted, there is a step with opposite foot.

Task one – have the students throw a different size ball during a game, record three observations of their throw.

Observation number

1

2

3

Initial Stage

Elementary Stage

Mature Stage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Task two – have the students throw a heavier or lighter ball during a game, record three observations of their throw.

Observation number

1

2

3

Initial Stage

Elementary Stage

Mature Stage

Yes

Yes

Yes