Secrets of Olympia

Secrets of Olympia

Bring out your inner Olympian and discover what makes you exceptional!

Target: Counselors
Time frame: 30 to 60 minutes
Members: Everyone
Type of tool: Activities
Ages: 7-8 years, 9-12 years, 13 and Over
Group size: One group, More than one group, Whole camp
Physical activity


Description

Secrets of Olympia is a hands-on activity for learning how to jump higher, make an efficient sprint start and throw further.

Skill(s)

  • Basic motor skills (jumping, throwing, running) 
  • Knowledge of physical activity biomechanics 

Goal(s)

The activity relies on playful experimentation to introduce kids to simple and accessible techniques used by many athletes while giving them an opportunity to practice their basic motor skills.

Required material(s)

  • Wall 
  • Chalk or Cones 
  • Balloons or balls (basketballs, tennis balls, baseballs, etc.) 
  • Description of the stations and explanations on the secrets of Olympia (to print)