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Snake Skin

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-Objective:

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To completely skin the snake a set number of times.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run​

-Equipment List:

None

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Players stand 2 paces apart in a long line facing each other’s backs

-Instructions:

  • The first player in the line lies down straight with arms pointed. 

  •             P5        P4        P3        P2        ==—o==

  • Player 2 runs over (with feet beside the player) and lies down in front of the first player.

  • P3 runs immediately behind P2 over P1 then over P2 and then lies down in front of P2.

  • Continue till everyone has run over P1

  • P1 then gets up and runs over everyone.

  • P2 then gets up and runs over everyone....

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Safety considerations:

    • Players that are lying down need to keep a long narrow position to avoid being stepped on.

    • Players that are running need to pay close attention to the players lying down so that they are not stepped on.

  • Variations:

    • Front Crawl

      • The same as Snake Skin except that the back player crawls on hands and knees (better suited for grass surface than a hard gymnasium floor) underneath her team which is standing in a line with their feet spread out.

      • When the back player gets to the front she stands up and spreads her feet so the next player can go between them.

      • Once the back player has gone underneath the second-last player then that player goes on hands and knees and crawls underneath the team.

      • Go through the line a specified number of times.

      • Could also do a front crawl until everyone has completed the event once and then do it in reverse order with a backwards crawl to get everyone into the original position.

    • Slalom Skier

      • The same as Snake Skin except that players kneel sideways and the other players jump or do two-footed hops over the kneeling players. As a safety concern make sure players that are kneeling stay low to the ground and far enough apart from the last player they jumped/hopped over so that people do not jump/hop into them.

    •  Frogs and Snakes

      • The same as Snake Skin except that the second player in line leap frogs over a kneeling first player and then takes up a position with legs straddled 3 paces in front of the first player.

      • The third player leap frogs over the first player, then crawls like a snake between the second player’s legs, then sets up to be leap frogged over....

  • As a cool-down:

    • Works well as a cool-down but emphasize going at 3/4 speed and picking a distance not a time limit.