The pre-sport games they constitute a phase prior to an individual’s approach to competitive physical activity, as are almost all sports. For instance: Basketball, pass 10, two at a time, net blind.
Pre-sport games are linked to sports, beyond the mere performance of aerobic movement: in each case, the typical movements of that sport are started, either with the body or with a ball or other object.
Pre-sport games in education
The idea is that through these games a person who is not completely familiar with a sport will join their practice. Particularly in the physical education of children play an important role in pre-sport games: it is clear that at that age it is healthy for them to exercise physically at school, but they do not absolutely need the motivation that competition gives, the underlying idea is that they have the possibility to do physical activity for a fundamentally recreational and social issue.
One of the fundamental premises on which pre-sports games are based is that most sports have rules that are too strict: by the very nature of sports competition, it is often the case that achievements become difficult.
When it comes to beginners, this can become very overwhelming, as the difficulty of achieving the goal is added to the attempt to block by the opponents, so the sport can become stressful. In pre-sports games, on the other hand, the flexibility of the rules means that, without losing the status of adversaries, the two participating teams have the possibility of developing cooperative, rather than competitive strategies.
Many times accustomed to taking as reference the high competition gamesChildren may not enjoy a much slower and less demanding activity as much as a pre-sport game.
There is the merit of the teacher or organizer responsible for the pre-sport game: revalue the playfulness of sport, beyond the existence of a winner and a loser. It is recommended that the teacher provide freedom and possibilities for the game to adapt to the needs and individualities of the players: precisely there is the main characteristic of pre-sports games, absent in formal sports.
Examples of pre-sport games
Here is a list that names and briefly explains some pre-sport games, with their associated sport:
- Medium (soccer). In a round, players must pass each other without the one (s) in the middle managing to intercept them.
- Bústbol (soccer). Similar to baseball, but with the kickoff of the foot. More complicated when the players already have experience in the sport.
- Pass 10 (Basketball). Players of a team must pass the ball ten times without being intercepted.
- Two at a time (soccer). Several players play ‘little game’ by passing the ball. When you pass it, you must say a number (1, 2, 3, 4) and the receiver must touch it that many times, saying a word of that many syllables at the same time. The indispensable quality of thinking is practiced while playing.
- Blind net (volleyball). The net is placed somewhat higher, and a cloth is placed that prevents the vision of what is happening in the rival area.
- Bowckey (hockey). Bowling-style sticks are placed, but must be knocked down by hitting with the hockey shot.
- The ball hunters (integral). One team must pass the balls with any part of the body, the other must intercept them.
- Against all (volleyball). Two crossed nets are placed, with four players (or teams). Everyone plays against everyone, throwing the ball and protecting their field.
- Canal + (handball). The arch is divided into several sections, each with different scores.
- Crazy passes (basketball and handball). With a number of balls almost equal to the number of players, they must be passing faster and faster, without anyone ever having two balls at the same time.
- Back to back (basketball). Positioned like this, one team must wait for the teacher’s order to try to dodge the other and reach a line, poking the ball.
- Knowing my racket (table tennis). The children are arranged in lines; At the signal of the whistle they will go out in pairs walking between obstacles and in the last they will perform a squat balancing with the ball on the racket, they will return in the same way and they will give the racket and ball to the partner who touches them.
- Cone-goal (handball). The attacking team passes the ball until one of them is in a suitable position to shoot one of the cones and touch it. In this way a goal is achieved. Each player can touch the ball a maximum of three consecutive times.
- Rats and mice (athletics). The participants placed in two rows in the center of the field, one row will be called RATS and the other MICE. The teacher tells a story in which RATS or MICE appear from time to time. When he says RAT, the mice run off to the edge of the field. Everyone who has been intercepted will change sides.