Equipment Name:

Launch Board

Materials Needed:

Plywood, dowel, glue, screws, drill

Estimated Cost:

$15

Rationale:

To encourage catching practice.

Directions For Making:

Use ¼ inch-thick birch plywood, 30 inches long and 5 inches wide. Seven inches from one end, attach a 5-inch-long, 1½ inch-diameter dowel stick with glue and screws.

Place a small ball or beanbag on the launch end of the board. If using a ball, drill a 2-inch hole in the end of the board to place the ball. A cubed beanbag works well because it easily fits into a child's small hands.


Submitted by Steve Sanders who teaches at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/8/02.