The PE Central Cooperative Skills Challenge debuted in Jan. 1999. It is designed for 3rd - 8th grade students.. This program not only helps kids learn skills such as throwing and catching, it also develops their cooperation skills. There are 6 challenge tasks. Three are individual tasks (jumping rope, striking a ball with a racket, and hula hooping), two of the tasks require a partner (throwing and catching and a cooperative balancing task), and one task involves children working together to volley a ball as a team. Teachers register at PE Central and have several months to complete the tasks with their students. Students who pass 4/6 tasks earn a bronze, 5/6 tasks completed earn a silver pin, and 6/6 tasks completed earns a student a gold pin. Their is a small cost for teachers to register.