How to Teach the Essential Skills of Punting
Fundamental motor skills are important to enable children to perform every day functions, such as walking and running, playground skills (e.g. climbing) and sporting skills (e.g. catching, throwing and hitting a ball with a bat). Punt is one of the eleven primary important fundamental motor skills to learn, particularly for students in Early Childhood. Teachers will learn the importance of
punting, as these actions require proper coordination and strength from
multiple body segments to produce the skill. Children will develop
improved hand-eye and foot-eye coordination through ball play.
In this unit, students will learn:
Eyes are focused on the ball throughout the punt
Ball held at about hip height
Step forward onto non-punting foot
Bend knee of kicking leg during the backswing
Hip extension and knee flexion of at least 90 degrees during
preliminary punting movement
Guide ball down, with one hand, so it makes contact with the top of
Forward and sideward swing of arm opposite punting leg
Punting leg follows through towards the target after ball contact
Teaching Punt is a great way to engage your students with essential fundamental movement skills. This unit promotes coordination and team skills. Have a look at the Early Childhood PE Punt Lessons Pack (click the link above). You will be fully equipped to teach a huge range of activities for your grades K – 2. You will also receive the I CAN posters, student checklists, lessons and more.