Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

     JOHNBYL50@gmail.com

     (905) 923-0938

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Tank

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-Objective:

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Score points by crossing the tank trap safely.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run

  • Manipulative Send

    • Throw

-Equipment List:

  • For two teams of eight players:

    • 9 pylons​

    • 8 oversized foam tennis balls

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Set up zones with pylons about 10 paces from a wall and about 3 paces wide each. 

    • One player stands between each zone, 10 paces from the wall.​

  • Eight other players stand at the beginning of the first zone, and stand near the wall.​

-Instructions:

  • Players run across the tank trap and score a point if they get all the way across without getting hit by a foam ball. 

    • If successful they score a point for their team.​

    • Once a ball has been thrown the throwers retrieve their balls and get behind the 10 pace spot and prepare to throw again.

  • When a player successfully crosses the eight zones or gets hit by a ball the next player in line tries.

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

    • What are some of the best strategies and tactics to avoid getting hit by a ball?​

    • What are some of the best strategies and tactics for throwers to ensure they hit any players running across the tank trap?

  • Thanks Robert Matheson from CIRA Ontario for demonstrating this game.​