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  • Ball Sprint
  • Students: 2 groups of 7-8

    Equipment: 1 ball per group

    Area: Large open space

    Instructions:

    Groups form a line facing each other 40-60 metres apart. Place the balls in the middle of the area. The students in each group number off. The teacher calls “On your marks, set” and then a number. Students with that number sprint to their ball and raise it above their head.

    Variation

    . Alter the distance between the students and the ball

    . Studens start from various positions (eg sitting, lying etc.)

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  • Spin It – Random Activity Generator
  • Are you students inspired by the unknown? The element of surprise that comes from a randomly drawn task? If they are then you’re going to what the check out our new tool.

    Introducing “Spin It” a random exercise & activity generator that brings the fun back to your activities.

    You can use the app accessible via any device to create your own ‘spinners’ in minutes, allowing you to randomize the results for serendipitous fun. See it in action below

    Start Spinning

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  • Running Analysis Activity
  • The sporting action of running is critical for participation in almost all sports. The ability to use an effective movement pattern to run will increase efficiency and allow appropriate modifications of speed and direction.

    The correct sporting action for running should demonstrate the following :

    FOOT RISE: After ground contact, the knee is flexed and the heel is brought close towards the buttocks.

    KNEE DRIVE: After ground contact, the knee is flexed and the heel is brought close towards the buttocks.

    FOOT CONTACT: The front of the foot makes contact before the heel. Contact is close to directly beneath the centre of gravity ( foot touches under or just in front of hip ) On contact the hip, knee and ankle flex to absorb forces of impact. The hip, knee and ankle joints extend powerfully against the ground to drive into the next stride.

    ARM ACTION: As the right knee is rotated forward and upward – the left arm is swung forward & upward and – the right arm is swung backward & upward. Elbows are flexed to approximately 90 degrees. At the forward limit of the arm action, the hands are about level with the shoulder. At the backward limit of the arm action, the hands are level with hips or slightly behind.

    TRUNK: Slight forward lean. Rotation of the thorax, shoulders and head should be minimal.

    The Activity

    Aim: To perform an analysis of the sporting action of running.

    Equipment: Video camera if available.

    Procedure: Observe the running action of one or more people and use the table below to analyse the movement pattern. If you have a mobile device available then record the subject’s throwing action inside the apps mentioned in the resources section.

    If the video is not being used the subject will throw enough times for adequate observation to take place and the table to be completed.

    Video Analysis Apps

    These apps allow you to record your performance and then review using the inbuilt annotation, sloe motion and drawing tools.

    Results

    Discussion :

    1. Discuss the relationship between stride length and stride frequency.

    2. Rate the subject(s) observed with a score out of 30.

    3. Which phase(s) of the skill do the performer/s require more practice with? Suggest possible reasons for this.

    4. List some sports or physical activities where the ability to run well is important.

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  • Circle Sprint
  • Students: Groups of 6

    Equipment: Chalk

    Area: Large open space

    Instructions:

    Draw a chalk circle on the floor and allocate 6 students to stand in there. Give them a number from 1-6. The teacher says “On your marks, set,” and then calls a number from 1-6. Students with the designated number sprint clockwise around the circle back to their place.

    Variation

    Students use relay batons. A runner sprints around the circle and then passes the baton to the next runner

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  • Shark in the Sea
  • Students: Whole class

    Equipment: Long ropes

    Area: Large open space

    Instructions:

    Arrange ropes in a circle to create the activity area, which is a ‘sea’. The ‘shark’ in the centre of the sea squats down and prowls around while all the other students skip around the shark chanting ‘Shark in the sea… can’t catch me.’ After a time the shark jumps up and chases the rest. Students run out of the sea to safety.

    Variation

    Nominate 4 or 5 sharks each time

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  • Silent Sprint
  • Students: Groups of 5

    Equipment: Nil

    Area: Large open space

    Instructions:

    Use 4 marker cones to create 2 lines, 15-20 metres apart. Students stand in lines and sprint lightly to the other end without making a noise with their feet. Discuss and experiment with how running noise can be reduced without loss of speed. Emphasise the placement of the ball of the foot while running.

    Variation

    Students attempt to get to the other end as quickly as possible without being detected by a leader

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  • Striking Analysis Activity
  • The basic movement pattern of striking is used in many physical activities and sports. The ability to use an effective movement pattern to strike an object with an implement or the body is critical for successful performance. 

    The correct movement pattern for striking should demonstrate the following : 

    STANCE: Generally side on. 

    A more “open” stance where the batter’s body is rotated frontwards will mean less time is required for the swing to be executed. A more “closed” stance will enable forces to be applied over a longer time and distance and therefore a more powerful strike

    STRIDE: Forward movement prior to the start of the swing. 

    The stride is generally in the direction of the intended strike. The front foot is lifted slightly and planted about 30 cm forward. 

    SWING: Sequence of: hip rotation, shoulder rotation, elbow extension and wrist action. 

    FOLLOW THROUGH: Generally in a straight line towards the target. 

    Video Analysis Apps

    These apps allow you to record your performance and then review using the inbuilt annotation, sloe motion and drawing tools.

    Results 

    Discussion :

    1. Rate the subject(s) observed with a score out of 12.

    2. Which phase(s) of the skill do the performer/s require more practice with?

    3. How did the video assist your analysis?

    4. List some sports or physical activities where the ability to strike with ahitting implement is important

    5. List some sports or physical activities where the ability to strike with your body is important

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  • QR Code Skeleton
  • A collection of anatomical names from the skeletal system in QR Code form. Place these on the respective parts of the skeleton and use with the Skeletal Bingo Game.

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  • Spider Rubric Template
  • The following Google Sheets template allows you to create a simple spider (radar) graph for use in visualising the marks/results of an assessment piece you complete with your students.

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  • Bjerring Tournament Template
  • A Bjerring tournament created by Mathematician James H. Bjerring is a special tournament model that can be used to obtain a linear ranking (poorest to best) of players/teams within a group.

    Essentially you conduct mini-tournament (say doubles, triples, fours) with the team members changing fairly rapidly each successive game and where every player gets to play together and against every other player, resulting in an eventual single champion based upon the individuals’ wins and loses.

    For an explanation of the Bjerring Tournament see the video below

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