Promotes balance and stability while developing power in the hip extensors as students walk the "Tight Rope"
|Objectives||In Tight Rope, students try to walk a straight line, going from small steps and gradually increasing their stride length and the speed at which their feet pop off the ground. This activity improves balance and joint stability for running efficiency and injury prevention, and develops power in the legs for pushing off during the running stride.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Prerequisite||Best done after Springy Feet, Running Tall, and Bang the Drums.|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Materials||Chalk or tape to mark two 10-15 meter lines (you can use existing markings if available)|
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
Note: Only give a student one direction at a time.
When you've completed Tight Rope, talk to your students about their experience with the activity. Here are some sample questions to get you started:
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.