An off-the-bike, chase-style game that has athletes thinking on their feet, smiling, bonding…and sprinting!
Objective: I can communicate with my team. I can have fun!
Setup: Set up a playing field with two end lines and a dividing line in the middle. Divide your team into two groups, and teach each option:
- Bear: hands up high growling
- Salmon: hands together making a swimming motion
- Mosquito: pointer finger and thumb close together and make a “buzzing” noise.
Let athletes know that the bear eats the salmon, salmon eats the mosquito, and the mosquito stings the bear.
Rules: Each group picks an animal, without the other team knowing their selection. Groups line up facing each other on the center line. On “GO!” the groups make their animal movements/sounds. The winning team tries to tag the others before they reach the end line behind them. Tagged student athletes join the opposing team.
How did you help your team during the activity? What did a fellow team member do that was really helpful?
For more NICA On-the-Bike Games, visit your coaches resources by logging into Pit Zone, then clicking the “Courses, Resources, & Benefits” button on your dashboard. Once you’ve reached the NICA Education Center, find the COACH RESOURCE CENTER and search for GAMES.
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