grade 7 physical education and sports notes

grade 7 physical education and sports notes

grade 7 physical education and sports notes


Netball is a team sport where the ball is played using hands. During the play the player runs to dodge an opponent or reach the ball, he / she may also jump to catch high ball or a rebound from the ring.

Chest pass in netball
This is a way of throwing the ball to team mate where the ball is released and received at the chest level. The pass is usually used when the teammates are not far from each other.

Making a chest pass

a. Grip
 Put your fingers on each side of the ball with your thumb behind the ball and your fingers spread in “W” formation.
 The ball should be at the chest level.
 Your elbow should be pointing out wards.

b. Stance
 Stand with your feet comfortably should- width apart facing the target.

c. Execution of the pass
 Extend the arms fully towards the direction of the pass
 Flick the wrist and the finger as you release the ball
 Step in the direction of the pass for a follow through
 Complete the action with the palm facing outwards and fingers spread.

Pupil’s activities Pg. 3.
DRILL: Line and pass
 Resources needed
 An open area
 Age- appropriate netball or improvised ball
 Field markers or chalk.

Making line and pass drill
 Make a line behind one another facing the team leader at a point 5m away from the
learners passing the ball.
 The leading learner passes the ball to the leader and joins the line from the back.

 The team leader passes the ball to the next waiting the learner using the chest pass.
 Repeat until every leaner gets a chance to perform a chest pass.

Execution of Pass.

Note: communicate with your peers when performing the task to enhance learning of English, Kiswahili or indigenous languages.

Line and pass drill

Chest pass in motion
 In pairs stand 3m apart facing the goal
 Pass the ball to your teammate using a chest
 After passing the ball to your teammate, jog to the point ahead to receive the ball
 Repeat the activity until you reach the goal end of the court .


Dodging – is a technique use to counter the marking attempt.
 It is applied by members of the team in control of the ball.
 The player being marked makes attempt to get free from the marker and move into space to receive pass. It may involve changing pace and use of deceptive body action to put the marking player of balance.
This is a technique used by the team that is not in possession of the ball to prevent an opponent from receiving a pass.
This intention is to obstruct passes made by the team in control of the ball. A player can mark an opponent in possession of the all or an opponent without ball.

Body movement when marking an opponent
 Standing in front of the player being marked.
 Standing beside the player being marked.
 Raising hands up or to the side to reach the path of the ball.
 The hands should be on the side of the body.
 React quickly when the opponent being marked.
 Make any movement, move in the same direction using short steps, and shuffle
sideways without crossing the feet.
 Focus on both the ball and player being marked.
Marking a player with the ball.
 Take a position in front of the opponent 0.9m apart
 Establish a basic stance with feet not more than should –width apart
 Keep the body upright and eyes on the ball
 Hands should be straight up and moving with the position of the ball.