GET READY FOR TRACK AND FIELD

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

This week we are learning a range of Athletics skills. Day by day, you will learn a range of athletics techniques and finish by putting your skills to the test with a skills/performance challenge at the end of the week. See your guide for the week below:

 

MONDAY

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Develop your speed and sprinting technique using the following guides:

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 Activity:  Mark out a race track in a straight line, ideally 10-20m long. Practise sprinting the full distance, aiming to add a new part of the technique with each go, until you are performing the full sprint with a standing starting position, the drive phase, the stride phase and the finish. 

 

Extend: you can increase the challenge of this activity by increasing the length of the track and adding the crouched sprinters block start shown above. 

Support: you can make this activity more simple by just focusing on the start of the race and gradually adding the other bits of technique over the course of a few days. 

 

Daily Challenge: Can you beat your best sprint time 3 times in one day?

 

TUESDAY

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Practise your jumping using the guides below:

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Activity 1: Standing Long Jump. Mark a clear starting point on the ground with a straight line and use a small object (such as a coin) to mark behind your heel where you land. Bring your toes up to the line with feet together and practise jumping as far forward as you can. Can you jump further each time? Can you land with 2 feet together without losing your balance? Can you jump further than someone in your family?

 

Extension Activity: Triple Jump. Using the guide above, practise your triple jump technique. How far can you jump with proper technique?

 

Daily Challenge: Can you set a new personal best for your jumps 3 times in one day?

 

 

WEDNESDAY


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Develop your throwing skills using the guides below

 Shotput:

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Activity 1: Shotput. Mark out a clear starting point and use a small object (a coin, a shoe etc) to mark where your throw first lands on the ground. Using the diagram below, practise your shotput technique. This activity would be done best with a tennis ball, a cricket ball or even an orange! Remember, your arm must be straight when you throw! Can you beat your best throw? Can you compete against someone else in your house?

 

Activity 2: Javelin. Using the same starting point and markets and a stick or a broom handle, practise throwing the javelin with the technique above. Can you hrow the object flat through the air? Can you throw it without it rotating?For this activity, MAKE SURE YOU ASK AN ADULT TO SUPERVISE YOU TO ENSURE IT IS DONE SAFELY.

 

Extend: Can you try using a football or a basketball to shotput? How far can you throw from a seated position?

Support: Younger children could try using a pair of balled up socks. 

 

 Daily challenege: can you beat your best throw 3 times in one day?

 

THURSDAY


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Practise your long distance running using the guide below: 

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 Activity: Set out a 10m track in a straight line. How many laps of the track can you complete in 5 minutes? Remember to pace yourself and not to run too quickly at the start!

 

Extend: How many laps can you complete in 10 minutes? Can you complete a 1 kilometre run with a family member? What is your best time?

Support: For younger children, decrease the time spent running to 2-3 minutes.

 

FRIDAY


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Put all the athletics skills and techniques we have learnt this week to the test in the skill challenge below:

 

Skill Challenge 1:

Sprinting: Ask someone in your family to help you time your sprints. Set out a 20m track and complete one sprint. Following this, you have 5 attempts to beat this time. Keep a record of how many times you beat your best time and let us know! Can you use all the sprinting techniques in one go? Remember, sprinting is about going as fast as you can for a short distance, so make sure you put as much effort in as you can!

 

Skill Challenge: 2:

Standing Long Jump: complete one jump and record your distance. Following this, you have 10 jumps to try to beat this distance. Remember to measure from your heel!

 

Skill Challenge 3:

Throwing. Mark out a clear starting point as on Wednesday. Using shotput and javelin techniques, complete one throw. Following this, you have 10 shotput throws and 10 javelin throws to get the best score possible. Did you beat your first score? 

 

Skill Challenge 4: 1k challenge. How quickly can you run 1 kilometre? Make sure you run with someone else for safety and ask them to help you time your run. If you cannot do this, mark out the 10m distance and see how many laps you can run in 10 minutes. Let us know your times and scores!

 

 

 

ASsess yourself: How are you getting on?

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