SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB
PED 201 – Professor Yang
Lab 4 - Object Control
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)
I think one major challenge at St. Mary’s has been dealing with the changing environment. The number of kids that are participating in the activities is always changing, requiring changes to be made to the game. The space that we have to play the games in also is forever changing and that requires us to think on the fly. The last thing that makes St. Mary’s a challenge is the time factor. Each group is required to teach 3 games, and if the kids really like the first or second games, it’s hard to fit the other games in. In today’s game particularly, we ran into that problem. The kids liked both of the first games a lot and didn’t want to stop playing them. We made up for this, but making the third game very entertaining also.
To resolve the difficulties, a relaxed mindset is all that is needed. All of the teacher candidates walk into lab knowing that even though they practiced their games, and have a plan, the chance of the game going the way they planned is minimal. We assess the students reactions to the games as we teach them and make modifications on the fly. As for the space concerns, we just make the best of what w are given and make changes as they are necessary.
MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills
TGMD-2: Test for Gross Motor Development- Second Edition- Revised
Name of Students (first names only):Nick/Greg___/__Laura/Kayla___ Grades:_____/__k_ Ages: _____/______
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.
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.
Overhand Throw Checklist
Child’s Name:_____________________________________________ 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.
Task two – have the students throw a heavier or lighter ball during a game, record three observations of their throw.