SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 – Professor Yang

Lab 4 - Object Control

Name: _____Kyle Kelly______________________________________                 Date: __4/9/11____________           Lab Group Day and #: _Purple Parrots lab # 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.

Today was my first day at St. Mary’s where I got to observe the kids while they played their games.  I noticed how much larger the group was this week.  I saw it immediately challenged the kids trying to run the games because it was hard to keep them focused.  Once they settled the kids down we started to grade them on their overhand throw can catch.  I thought both skills looked relatively easy for the two kids who were chooses for today’s skills.

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

I would say that in order to solve the focus problem you need to try and put the kids in a corner where they are facing the walls so their attention is focused on you.  Also it will help to have the other people in your group not teaching the game help keep the kids under control and focused also.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills

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

Name of Students (first names only):____Billy________/_____Jenna_________                Grades:_K____/__1st___                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

Y

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

Y

  1. Elbows bend to absorb force.

Y

Y