Olympic Torch

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-Objective:

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For two players to carry a giant ball as far as possible.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

    • Throw

  • Manipulative Retain​

    • Carry

-Equipment List:

  • One or two giant balls.

  • Two sturdy cones.

  • One foam ball for every two players.

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Use a playing area like a volleyball court.

  • Place a cone at either end of the court in the middle of the service line; place a giant ball at the end of one of these cones--if you have two giant balls place one at either end.

  • All the other players stand behind the side lines, half of the players holding balls.

-Instructions:

  • On the leader's signal to begin the two players with the giant ball pick it up and hold it above their heads and attempt to see how many laps they can make around the two cones while holding the ball.

  • Meanwhile, players on the sides attempt to dislodge the giant ball by hitting the ball (not the players) with their foam balls.

  • If a ball falls off, everyone moves clockwise and two new players go to the start line with the ball and attempt to get as far as possible.

  • The players whose ball was dislodged go to the end of the line on the sidelines and attempt to dislodge the giant ball.

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

    • Have two balls going; one from either end.​

    • For less able throwers move the sidelines in; for more able throwers move the sidelines further out.

  • Questions for Understanding:​

    • What are ways to best keep the giant ball from dislodging?​

    • What are ways to best be able to dislodge the giant ball?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

     JOHNBYL50@gmail.com

     (905) 923-0938

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