In Target-type games, players score by avoiding obstacles to get their objects closer than their opponent’s objects to the target. Some examples are: bowling, golf, curling, and croquet. Tactical solutions learned in one game can be adapted and applied to tactical problems in other target games.
TACTICS IN FLOOR CURLING
Tips for Increasing a Team’s Chance of Scoring
• Put up guards to protect the rocks
• To help place rocks, have the skip use his or her stick to show a target
• Players should bump or raise their own rock into the playing area
• Use aim to draw accurately to the button (need proper mechanics in delivery)
• Try to get the last shot (the hammer) in the last end
• Use different angles of approach to hit the rock
• Make controlled use of force
• Put rocks at the front of the house rather than in the back half of the house so that you can bump it back later
• Communicate with the skip
Tips for Decreasing the Other Team’s Chances of Scoring
• Knock the other team’s rocks out (take-out)
• Place rocks in a position where they guard rocks in scoring position
• Spread rocks to make it difficult for opponents to take out more than one at a time
James Mandigo & Joanna Sheppard Brock University
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TARGET GAME: BEANBAG GOLF
Players try to get their beanbags into the hoops using the fewest number of throws possible
Number of Participants
About 4 players per hoop
9 hula-hoops per game, and 1 beanbag per player
How to Play
• Place nine hula-hoops on the floor around the gym (or outside)
• Label the hoops 1-9
• In groups (up to four/group), players alternate shots and try to get their beanbag in hoop #1 using as few throws as possible. The group then proceeds to hoop #2, and so on.
• Distribute the groups evenly at all the hoops. Groups who start at hoop #2 end at hoop #1, and so on.
• Beanbag Basketball Golf
This game is played like Beanbag Golf, but uses the 4-6 basketball hoops in the gym as the targets. A long stick may be needed to knock down any beanbags that become lodged on the basketball hoop.
• Disc Golf
This game is similar to Beanbag Golf, except played outside. Hula-hoops are placed on the ground, and players use plastic discs instead of beanbags.
Precision in throwing.
Main Skill Focus
Level of Complexity
Manipulation Aim and Accuracy Relatively Easy(Sending Away)