Understand the concept of interval training (as it is used in continuity exercises).
Understand the differences in technique between the chip and pitch shots
Cooperate to change teams quickly and meet new peers.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Vanishing Bean Bags
Every student has a beanbag they use to practice tossing and catching without moving their feet. The purpose is to teach quality tosses. On signal, they drop their beanbag and start jogging around the area. While they are moving, take away a couple of bean bags after each episode. The goal is not to be left without a beanbag,
Encourage moving under control. Avoid racing for a beanbag and reward cooperative behavior.
The goal is warm-up activity so reinforce those students who are moving over and around multiple beanbags throughout the area.
Another type of equipment that is like bean bags is the hacky sack.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Rope jumping—forward / 25 seconds
Double Crab Kick / 30 seconds
Rope jumping—backward / 25 seconds
Knee Touch Curl-Up / 30 seconds
Jump and turn body / 25 seconds
Push-Ups / 30 seconds
Rocker Step / 25 seconds
Bend and Twist / 30 seconds
Swing -Step forward / 25 seconds
Side Flex / 30 seconds
Free jumping / 25 seconds
Relax and stretch for a short time.
Use music segments (25 seconds) alternated with silence segments (30 seconds). When the music is playing, students jump rope; when silence occurs, students do a flexibility and strength development exercise.
Exercises can be done in two-count fashion. Exercises are done when the leader says “Ready.” The class answers “One-two” and performs a repetition.
Allow students to adjust the workload to their level. This implies resting if the rope jumping is too strenuous.
Jump rope is an excellent way to perform an aerobic exercise. Intermittent exercise, such as Continuity Exercises, can greatly improve aerobic fitness levels.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Note: There are many different approaches to teaching golf. These lessons offer an outline of essentials that need to be presented. We encourage you to contact some of the organizations that are designed to introduce golf to students. Here are websites that may get you started:
The First Tee: Materials, curriculum, and instructional training are offered: https://firsttee.org/programs/. First Tee offers many training opportunities and also will help schools secure funding for program startups.
SNAG Golf: The acronym SNAG signifies Starting New At Golf. This is an innovative program with special equipment designed to teach golf in small spaces in the school setting. A key element of the program is that it offers many simple techniques and equipment that simplify the game: https://www.snaggolf.com
Review Chip Shot Review basic elements. Pitch Shot Demonstrate and allow time to practice grip. Demonstrate stance Practice stance Demonstrate swings: 1/2 swing 3/4 swing Full swing
Direct students to the practice area. 6 balls per student are needed.
Practice each type of swing 6 times before trying to aim at the target.
Demonstrate and discuss difference in loft of 9 iron, 7 iron and pitching wedge. Describe purpose and effectiveness of each club in reach the green or getting out of bunkers. Students pick up a club. Spread students out to practice swings. Use hula hoops as chipping targets
Hint: Long jump ropes can be stretched to indicate swing area.
Whistle to indicate when to retrieve balls and when practice can resume. Return equipment.
The first stroke in each hole is hit from a tee. The Chip Shot and Pitch Shots are not hit from a tee.
Players are in closed squad formation, with a hoop or circle positioned up to 30 feet in front of each team. The first runner on each team has a beanbag. On the command “Go,” this player carries the beanbag forward and puts it inside the hoop, then returns and tags the next runner. The second runner goes forward, picks up the beanbag, and hands it off to the third runner. One runner carries the beanbag forward and the next runner fetches it back. Different locomotor movements can be specified.
Have teams of 5-6 members.
Change the makeup of the teams often so students get to associate with other peers and have a refreshed chance to win the next relay.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Review main elements of pitch and chip shots. Which exercises performed today can improve your aerobic fitness level? Which golf shot is hit from a tee? When are the Chip and Pitch Shots used? What is the name of another piece of equipment that can be used similarly to a Bean Bag? How many points do you earn for a touchdown?