Basic Skills In Ball Games – Kicking and stopping



Welcome to class!

In today’s class, we’re going to dive into the world of ball games and learn two essential skills: kicking and stopping the ball. Whether it’s soccer, basketball, or any other ball game, mastering these skills is a great way to have fun and play like a pro.

Basic Skills In Ball Games – Kicking and stopping

Ball games are like exciting adventures on the field or court. To become a skilled player, you need to learn the basics, and that starts with kicking and stopping the ball.

Kicking the Ball

Kicking the Ball

The Stance: Stand with your non-kicking foot slightly in front of your kicking foot. This helps you balance.

Eye on the Ball: Keep your eyes on the ball at all times. It’s your best friend on the field.

Plant Foot: Your non-kicking foot is like an anchor. Plant it firmly beside the ball.

Basic Skills In Ball Games - kicking and stopping

Kicking Leg: Swing your kicking leg backward to gather power and then forward to kick the ball. Your toes should be pointed down, and your ankle should be locked.

Contact: Strike the ball with the side of your foot, near the shoelaces. This gives you more control.

Follow Through: After kicking, let your leg follow through. It’s like showing the way for the ball.

Stopping the Ball

Stopping the Ball

Ready Position: Stand with your knees slightly bent and your feet shoulder-width apart.

Hands Ready: Keep your hands in front of you and ready to catch or block the ball.

Eye on the Ball: Always watch the ball as it comes toward you. This helps you react quickly.

Basic Skills In Ball Games - kicking and stopping

Catching: Use your hands to catch the ball. Bring your hands together to form a “W” shape with your thumbs and fingers.

Blocking: If the ball is too fast to catch, use your body to block it. Keep your body between the ball and the goal or basket.

Stay Low: When stopping the ball, bend your knees and get low. It makes it easier to control the ball.

Practice, Practice, Practice:

The more you practice kicking and stopping the ball, the better you’ll become. So, get out there and have fun practicing with your friends!

Today, we learned two crucial skills for ball games: kicking and stopping the ball. These skills are like your secret weapons to becoming a star player!

Keep practicing, stay active, and who knows, you might become the next sports legend!


Describe the steps for stopping the ball in ball games. How do you use your hands and body to block or catch the ball effectively?


Explain the key components of a proper kicking stance in ball games. 

We have come to the end of today’s class. I hope you enjoyed the class!

In the next class, we shall be discussing Safety rules in games.

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