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Ball skills in PE - tips and advice

Ball Skills

Ball skills are complex and require involvement from all the senses and this is why it is an area of difficulty for many children. If your child has difficulty with ball skills they may benefit from accessing Fun Fit at school.

It is important to teach ball skills following the basic developmental stages.


These activities have been put together to practice and improve ball skills. They can be carried out in any order and should ideally be practised about three times a week for 15 minutes and could be
incorporated into PE lessons.

Rolling the ball activities

Catching the ball activities

Throwing the ball activities

Kicking activities