Foam Throw Race

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-Objective:

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To complete a course as quickly as possible by throwing a piece of foam and doing an activity each time.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Throw

-Equipment List:

  • One piece of foam (a part of a pool noodle, a part of a sponge...)

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-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Create a start line and an end line.

  • Players, each holding a similar sized piece of foam, stand behind the start line.

-Instructions:

  • On the leader's signal to begin players toss their piece of foam as far forward as possible.

  • Players then run to their foam, for a prescribed activity (situps, jumping jacks...), pick up their piece of foam, and throw it as far forward as possible....

  • Continue till players cross the end line.

  • Players try to best their time or each other.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Question for Understanding:

  • What techniques helps a player to throw the foam piece as far as possible?