Time to Use Your Skills Tag
(Object Control Skill Review)
This tag game activity prompts students to use safe moving skills and locomotor skills as they begin to move at a moderate to fast pace. It gives students an opportunity to review previously learned object control skills using a ball and their feet.
Say to students, Let’s get moving together to warm up and use some of the lower body ball skills we learned/practiced earlier this year!
- Share with them the following:
- Remember, our warm-up is called, Time to Use Your Skills Tag.
- They will move all throughout the designated activity area when the music starts.
- They should use their awareness to try to stay away from the two players designated as the taggers.
- If they get tagged, they should exit the playing area and go to the skill practice area.
- In the skill practice area, they will choose one of their lower body ball skills to practice.
- They can choose to foot dribble the ball across and back the length of the practice area or try to drop/kick/catch the ball 10 times with good control.
- After completing the ball skill, they may return to gameplay.
- Review body form for traveling foot dribble.
- Review body form for drop/kick/catch.
- Choose two students to be the taggers and give them safe tagging tools.
- Direct the other students to spread out in activity area in personal space.
- Begin music to begin movement.
- Circulate and encourage best-effort play and best-effort practice.
- Stop the music after 3 min. of play.
- Choose new taggers for a new round of the game and repeat gameplay.
- Direct students to return to team positions and sit down.
Fitness Focus: Standing V Stretch with Forearm Reach
Say to the students: Sit down in your team position please and try the Seated V-stretch that we learned last week.
- Use cue word coaching to encourage proper form with students—stand tall and strong, straight legs, legs make a shape like the letter V, feet flat on the floor.
- Lean forward.
- Reach to elbows.
- Stretch farther.
- Hold for 30 counts.
Ask students to sit comfortably in their team position.