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Week 4

Week 4- 22/02

 

Get ready for... Team Ice Sports

It's the final week of The Winter Games, and we end with Team Ice Sports. Complete all four challenges and log your top scores. There are some suggested adaptations below, along with some coaching tips.

Practice and improve, and log your best scores on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk by midday 12pm on Friday 26 February. Good luck!

 

Challenge 1: Ice Hockey Shoot Out

https://youtu.be/yXzGJoVtLmE

Challenge Description

Grab an item that can be used as an ice-hockey stick, such as an umbrella or broom, and a small, soft ball, or anything that can be used as a puck.

Place a target object the size of a tin of beans 2 metres in front of you.

How many times can you hit the target object in 60 seconds?

You must only use one ball, retrieving it and returning to your starting point each time.

 

Scoring

How many times can you hit the target object in 60 seconds?

 

Suggested Adaptations for Space/Equipment

You can use anything you can find as an ice-hockey stick, and any small object that slides or rolls as your puck.

You could even use your hand or foot as a stick.

 

Adaptations for Inclusivity

This challenge can be completed whilst seated, with a partner returning the puck for you.

 

Coaching Tips

1. Push the puck with the stick, rather than striking it
2. Keep your eye on the puck as you push it
3. React quickly to retrieve your puck between shots

 

Challenge 2: Ice Hockey Switch

https://youtu.be/r0gkeDf3GoE

Challenge Description

Grab an item that can be used as an ice-hockey stick, such as an umbrella or broom, and a small, soft ball, or anything that can be used as a puck.

Standing in a wide stance, push your puck to alternate sides, so that it is taken out beyond your foot each time.

How many times can you do this in 30 seconds?

Count every time your puck changes direction.

 

Scoring

How many times can you do this in 30 seconds?

Count every time your puck changes direction.

 

Suggested Adaptations for Space/Equipment

You can use anything you can find as an ice-hockey stick, and any small object that slides or rolls as your puck.

 

Adaptations for Inclusivity

This challenge can be completed whilst seated.

 

Coaching Tips

1. Bend your knees to get low and stay well-balanced
2. Place one hand at the top of the stick, and the other lower down the stick to keep control
3. You can use both sides of the stick in Ice Hockey

 

Challenge 3: Curling Sweep

https://youtu.be/G7FHEIJdCbg

Challenge Description

Place 4 markers in a straight line, each around 50cm apart, as per the diagram above.

You will need an item to use as a brush, such as a broom or umbrella. Make sure that this is something that will not damage the floor or carpet.

Standing side on, and holding your brush with both hands, sweep outside then between each marker in turn and then back again. The sequence will be A-B-C-D-E-D-C-B-A-B-C-D-E-D-C-B-A and so on.

Repeat this as many times as you can in 60 secondscounting each time you return to the start (sweep point A).

Your brush must never leave the floor.

 

Scoring

Repeat this as many times as you can in 60 secondscounting each time you return to the start (sweep point A).

 

Suggested Adaptations for Space/Equipment

You can use any items as a brush, and socks work well as markers.

 

Adaptations for Inclusivity

This challenge can be completed whilst seated by setting your markers out in an arch in front of you.

 

Coaching Tips

1. Walk along the line of markers as you sweep, so that you don’t have to stretch to reach any
2. Bend your knees to keep yourself stable
3. Lean forwards slightly to help keep control of your brush

 

Challenge 4: Curling Target Practice

https://youtu.be/cPSvdpwBb9k

Challenge Description

Place 2 A4 pieces of paper on the floor, ideally on a hard surface and not carpet, 3 metres apart.

Standing behind one piece of paper, slide a ball of socks along the floor, trying to land it on the other piece of paper.

Run to retrieve your socks and aim back at the other piece of paper.

You will score 1 point if you hit the paper target, and 2 points if your socks stay on the paper target.

How many points can you score in 60 seconds?

 

Scoring

How many points can you score in 60 seconds?

You will score 1 point if you hit the paper target, and 2 points if your socks stay on the paper target.

 

Suggested Adaptations for Space/Equipment

If you don’t have a suitable hard surface, then you could use a small ball on the carpet. Make sure that you roll the ball rather than throw it.

 

Adaptation for Inclusivity

This challenge can be done whilst seated, with a partner recovering the socks for you between shots.

 

Coaching Tips

1. Keep your eye on the target as you release the socks
2. Follow through with your arm towards the target as you release
3. React quickly to retrieve your socks to get as many attempts in as possible

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