Fun movements to help young athletes prepare their bodies for running
Students run a course with a variety of obstacles—anything but a straight line, even backwards
|Objective and overview:||Students encourage their teammates as each student completes a course that incorporates running with a variety of obstacles, developing fitness and fundamental athletic skills that will improve running and general athletic ability.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Time Required:||20 minutes|
|Materials:||No specific materials are required, but you can choose various materials to create your own obstacle course (read more about this below). Some of those materials might include cones, hula-hoops, beanbags, jump ropes, hurdles, etc. Be creative!|
A game that is great exercise and develops athletic skills.
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
After they complete Obstacle Medley, talk to your kids about their experience. Consider questions such as:
Classrooms are filled with learners who demonstrate a variety of needs and abilities, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and gifted/talented students. Consider these adaptations as you work to modify the lesson for student success.