Duration: 60 minutes
Objective: To improve the sprinting skills of year 6 students while meeting the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
Warm-up (10 mins)
- Start with a light jog around the oval to warm up the muscles.
- Follow up with dynamic stretching exercises such as high knees, butt kicks, and leg swings.
- Finish with a few sprints to get the students used to running at their maximum speed.
Sprinting Techniques (20 mins)
- Teach the students proper sprinting techniques such as starting position, arm swing, and stride length.
- Use visual aids and demonstrations to help students understand the technique.
- Have students practice sprinting techniques in pairs, with one student sprinting while the other observes and provides feedback.
Games (20 mins)
- Play a game of tag where the tagger has to sprint to catch the other players.
- Play relay races where students have to sprint and tag their teammates to complete the race.
- Play a game of “sharks and minnows” where the minnows have to sprint to the other side of the field without getting tagged by the sharks.
Cool-down (10 mins)
- Finish with a light jog and static stretching exercises to cool down the muscles.
- Review the sprinting techniques learned during the lesson.
- Physical Education: Movement and Physical Activity
- Health and Physical Education: Personal, Social and Community Health
- Science: Movement and Forces
- “Teaching Kids to Run” by Kathy McMillan
- “The Ultimate Guide to Coaching Youth Track and Field” by Jim Giroux
- Cones and markers for games and drills
- Stopwatch for timing sprints