Speed-Beez
Primary Market
Education, Secondary Ed
Character Focus
Teamwork
Items Needed
1 Toobeez set, cones
The Activity Time
45 minutes

Objectives

  • Demonstrate a sprint activity to improve agilityspeed-beez1
  • Communicate with team members
  • Use listening skills to follow directions
  • Develop speed and agility
  • Improve cardio-respiratory endurance
  • Discuss and reflect on the experience
Character Focus
Teamwork
The Challenge
The object is to be the first team to finish and be seated at the end of the activity.
Preparation
Time: 5 minutes

Materials

  • 1 Toobeez set
  • cones

Setup

  • Place three 36” tubes in a line on the floor three feet apart.
  • Place cones where the teams will line up across from one another.
Activity Plan

Time: 45 minutes

Space: Lots (Half of a gymnasium)

Instruction: Whole class divided into two teams

Helpful Hints

  • Be sure to review these tips prior to beginning the activity, and if necessary, share reminders with the group during the activity.
  • Follow general safety guidelines
  • Remind the students to watch where they are going to avoid a collision
  • Students should stay to the right of the tubes to avoid contact
  • If teams are uneven, the other team may have one member go twice to even out the numbers of participants

Activity Instructions

1. Circle up the group and inform them they will be participating in a sprinting relay exercise.

2. Read the following Activity Challenge Box to the group.

Challenge: The object is to be the first team to finish and be seated at the end of the activity.

3. Demonstrate how to run and touch the tubes before returning back to the start of the line.

4. Inform students to give a soft “high-five” to the next person in line.

5. Inform students that the race is over when every team member has touched the tube in a relay fashion, and all students are seated behind the cones.

6. Divide the class into two teams.

7. At the teacher’s signal, the race will begin.

8. After the activity, move to the “Activity Discussion and Processing” section of the activity.

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Assessment

  • Teacher’s observation of student participation
  • Class discussion on speed and agility as it relates to life, sports and fitness

Activity Discussion and Processing

To close the lesson, end with a group discussion about what was learned during the activity. Circle up the group, and work through the following questions. If possible, record the group’s responses on flip chart paper so all comments are displayed.
  • What was challenging about this activity?
  • How did you feel after you did the first relay?
  • Through communication, did your team increase or decrease your speed?
  • How do you feel you contributed to your team?
  • Would you add any other types of relay next time?

Activity Variations

1. Changing the activity.
After the teams have had a chance to go through their line running forward, have the teams attempt this activity while running sideways with side-step running to increase their agility.

2. Additional variations.
Have students complete this relay by skipping, hopping or leaping.

3. Increasing the difficulty.
Lengthen the course to the entire length of the gymnasium. Use more tubes to create a longer course.

4. Increasing the difficulty.
Have students weave in and out of the tubes in a “figure eight” pattern. This can be done by starting at one end and weaving in and out until they reach the other end. Then, students will return through the tubes in the same fashion to end up where they started.

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