In this lesson students will practice accelerating as they run. As they accelerate in the second half of a run, they will notice what changes they make to switch from jogging to sprinting. This activity lets students experience the pleasure of running fast.
In Animal Tag, students play tag as they imitate various animals. This game helps them develop body control, which is an important concept for running. It also improves their overall fitness and athletic skills.
In this lesson students will participate in a relay game in which students race to drop off and pick up beanbags on a marked course. As they do, they improve their speed, anaerobic endurance, and agility.
In this lesson students will learn to relax their jaw and face muscles, and teaches them that relaxed muscles are better to run with than tensed muscles.
In this lesson students will learn and practice body control by running movements that are controlled with some that are not. It also promotes specific aspects of good running form.