SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 – Professor Yang

Lab 4 - Object Control

Name: __Brandon Lintern_________________________________________                 Date: ___04/11/2011___________           Lab Group Day and #: _Monday 3:00_________

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.

I think some of the difficulties or challenges I’ve faced are children losing focus because of something else that draws their attention such as with one kid getting distracted by a person’s watch. I also think another difficulty is being able to use only half of the gym because if we were able to use the full gym it would give the children more room to run and to have fun and it would make our activities go a lot smoother

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

The ideas I have to resolve the difficulties in the gym that I wrote about in #1 are to limit distractions to the children by for instance taking off your watch if you are wearing one. Also, for the environmental issue of not being able to use the full gym an idea is make your games so where they only need half the game to be played because this will make the challenge of not being able to use the full gym go away and it may allow the children to have more fun.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills

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

Name of Students (first names only):___Amad_________/___Julieatta___________                Grades:__K___/__K___                Ages: ___5__/__5____

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

Y

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

Y

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


Lab 4

Object Control Lab

Overhand Throw Checklist

Child’s Name:______Julieatta_______________________________________        Date: ___04/11/2011______________

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

X

X

X

Mature Stage

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

X

Elementary Stage

X

X

Mature Stage