Purpose: This warm-up game works on
and agility while
participants must also be aware of those in front of them in line and
court or field (cones can substitute for lines)
Run forward to a line, jump up as high as you can, land, shuffle
sideways with feet wide, and run backwards to the start line. Repeat
four to five times depending on the distance participants are running
and the degree to which they need to warm-up. The teacher or coach
should assess the students on what it is that s/he is emphasizing for
the lesson. The game is to do the best to combine speed, proper foot
work and good spacing between participants. Teacher or coach
assessment is necessary to determine the winner.
Increase difficulty: Add more
footwork on forward or backwards movements for more experienced
participants. For example, you can add a crossover step to the shuffle.
Increase difficulty: Add a time
once participants are warm to develop competition and game scenario.
Increase difficulty: Participants
challenged to make their own footwork step for final round.