- Development Goals: To gradually develop aerobic endurance
- Skills: Awareness of effort when exercising aerobically
Equipment Needed: A track, cones, or lines to mark a running area
Set Up: Mark the running path with cones, chalk or painted lines.
Before You Start:
The students can start in a huddled group or a line. Review boundaries or track.
Demonstrate what the 1 and 2 whistle blows and the finish whistle blow sound like. While you practice the whistle blows, have a student go through the motions of walking/running.
How to Play:
The students have 10 minutes; within those 10 minutes, there are certain times when the directions will be to walk, and other times when the directions will be to jog/run.
One whistle blow means walk, two whistle blows means run.
The goal is to be able to jog/run for the entire time until the walk whistle blows.
The time period for walking and running will vary in length.
Students begin walking at a one-whistle blow (in order to allow the body to warm-up).
Passing is allowed, making sure that students are aware of their personal space as well as of the other students.
They will know they are at the end of the 10 minutes at a long sustaining whistle.
The students sprint (run as fast as they can) during the 2 whistle blows. This also helps increase strength.
The students can count and record the number of “laps” they do from start to finish. This helps the students make, set, and see improvement towards goals.