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Kickball

By
Amy Petersilie,   Alternative Learning Center - Rochester
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Topics:
Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds, Teamwork,  Other
Kickball

At my school, many of our students decided we wanted to have a kickball game and play against a neighboring school. We signed up students, organized teams, decided on the rules we would follow, practiced before the game day, scheduled bus transportation, approved an earlier lunch time, and traveled to the opposing school. On game day, we were able to compete against one other team (we wish we had enough time so we could have competed against both other teams, but we just didn't have that time). The students had an amazing time and were very proud of their team, teamwork, and accomplishments. Overall, we had one team win and one team lose.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We were able to work as a team, making sure all the details for the game were ready and everyone understood the game. I also had two team captains. Their jobs were to be in charge while I was running back and forth between the fields. They did an amazing job.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We were able to open physical activity for everyone that wanted to play and everyone was active the whole time. We also built a large amount of team unity and sportsmanship.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students are more excited to get involved in future fitness activities and finding ways to get involved in 60 minutes of exercise. We are now planning basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, and flag football for future activities against this same school.