LESSA Kick Punt Pass Challenge

Limestone Learning Foundation
LESAA Kick Punt Pass Challenge
Posted on 12/07/2020
Elementary schools across the Limestone District School Board competed against each other in the first-ever Kick Punt Pass Challenge. A fun, virtual, outdoor football challenge that provided students with the opportunity to learn basic football skills, a chance to compete against other classes and schools, all while physically distancing, and adhering to health and safety protocols.

Organized by Limestone Elementary School Athletic Association (LESAA), coordinator Darrell Scott says the response from schools was overwhelming. “I think it came at a time when staff and students were struggling just a bit and it was a very welcome challenge.”
Many schools made the first part of the challenge a school-wide competition with classes playing against other classes. Some of the competition days were cold and raining, but students had no complaints. One team even went out and competed in the pouring rain. “They choose to do this so they could take advantage of having the wind blowing at their backs - hoping to improve their scores,” remarks Scott. “Now, that’s dedication... and smart coaching!”

Scott adds that teacher-coaches and students were excited to support the initiative. "Pat Brown, a LESAA executive member and teacher at Module de l'Acadie, along with his students developed video resources to help everyone visualize how this virtual challenge could work."

Students competed in six divisions: junior and intermediate boys, girls and open. Each team had three players. Teams had the opportunity to advance through three levels of competition, their school, family-of-schools, and the District Championship.  

Students had three skills to perform:
1. Kicking a football, like a field goal, using a holder as far as possible
2. Passing or throwing a football as far as possible
3. Punting a football as far as possible

Results were determined by adding up the distances from each team member for their skill (kick, pass, and punt). The team that kicked, passed, and punted the football the furthest was determined to be the winner

Congratulations to all of the teams who represented their schools with enthusiasm and perseverance. 

View https://bit.ly/KickPassPunt

Kick Punt Pass Challenge District Finals:
Junior Girls Division - Amherstview 58.6m vs Newburgh 65.7m

Junior Boys Division - Welborne Ave. 75.7m vs Newburgh 76m

Junior Open Division - 73.28m R.G. Sinclair vs Amherstview 61.2m

Intermediate Girls Division - 74.5m Newburgh vs Glenburnie 72.08m

Intermediate Boys Division - 97.6m Selby vs Glenburnie 76.30m

Intermediate Open Division - 82.52m R.G. Sinclair vs Calvin Park 89.08m

LESSA has already started planning for the second virtual challenge coming in the New Year.

For more information, contact:
Darrell Scott, LESAA Coordinator
613-214-9582 (voice or text)

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.