Energy and skills for miniball

Tagged with:

  • Relationships With Other People
  • Physical activity
  • Sport Studies
  • Movement concepts and motor skills
  • Healthy Communities and Environments
  • Hauora
  • Attitudes and values
  • Years 5–8

Develop knowledge of training activities by learning about the sport and science of miniball.

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Learning about sport and science through miniball.

Unit aim

To develop knowledge of training activities linked to a specific sport.

General overview

Energy and skills for miniball provides ākonga with an awareness that fitness is specific. When they train for a sport they need to consider the types of fitness required to participate specifically in that sport. This unit also provides ākonga with an understanding of the energy systems the body uses and how specific activities use these systems.

Key area(s) of learning

Sport studies, physical activity

Underlying concepts

This unit will enable ākonga to develop personal skills to take action to improve their wellbeing and that of their environment (health promotion).

AO Learning Outcome Learning experiences Assessment opportunities
3D4 Ākonga will plan and implement a basic series of activities to improve the identified skills and physical fitness required for mini-ball.

Ākonga learn skills related to miniball including dribbling, passing, catching, shooting. Skills could be combined for relevance to the game. Ākonga identify their skill level and skill needs, discuss the movement patterns involved in a game of mini-ball, and identify physical fitness requirements for miniball. Ākonga develop and implement activities planned to enhance skills and relevant physical fitness for mini-ball.

Children give immediate peer feedback of pass, catch, dribble or shooting technique. Ākonga complete self assessment rating sheet of miniball techniques. The plan of activities to improve the identified skills, and the physical fitness, required for mini-ball could be collected and assessed.


3B3 Ākonga will take part in a miniball programme and describe the energy systems the body uses and the physical fitness requirements needed for mini-ball. Discuss and demonstrate the different types of energy systems we use when exercising. List sports that fall into the various energy systems (groups report their findings to the class). Ākonga describe an energy system most relevant for miniball, and plan and implement activities that use this system.

Ākonga complete the peer assessment rating sheet that assesses the relevance and effectiveness of the planned and implemented activities.