Put a new twist on catching and tossing by introducing a scoop ball activity to your students, and watch as they have tons of fun scrambling to pick up balls! The scoop’s unique flared end aids in the successful catching, while the deeper cup makes the ball less likely to bounce out. Built-in center ribbing keeps the ball centered as it tracks up and down the basket, decreasing wild throws and increasing control.
Unlike standard scoops, these beginner scoops are specifically designed for younger players, to help them improve coordination. Scoops feature a flared end and wider, deeper base, along with center ribbing on the scoop to promote easier handling and better capturing of balls. A wider flared end makes catching easier and improves hand transfers. All of these features are designed to increase success and spur student confidence as they master tossing and catching skills.
Lightweight construction and an ergonomic handle also make it easy for even your youngest students to handle these scoops. Vented construction improves airflow through the scoop itself, which lowers resistance during faster movements and allows students to make lightning-quick adjustments for scooping. Not quite as small as UltraCatch™ Scoops, but not quite as large as UltraCatch™ Jumbo Scoops, these scoops are a perfect medium for beginners.
Rainbow® colors are an ideal option for your students, and offer them a non-intimidating introduction to scoop games. Partner students up by color for quick play scenarios, or use different colors for skills testing stations.
Teach Tossing and Catching
With a scoop in one hand and a ball in the other, students will have no trouble picking up the basics of tossing and catching, as well as fielding! Use scoops to catch balls that are tossed your way, or really let this equipment shine by fielding balls on the ground by scooping them up, transferring them to your throwing hand, and tossing them back to a partner. Scoops mimic tennis, lacrosse, and even baseball to provide students with numerous fun game options.
No matter how you decide to introduce scoops to your students, the end result is going to be improvement on hand/eye coordination, dexterity, and critical thinking. Students scooping balls will need to be quick on their feet and accurate in their movements, while also learning to position themselves to receive tosses or rolling balls. All of these skills easily transfer over to a myriad of other activities!