Participate in the Rooster Hop Drill demonstrating hopping skills, quickness, agility, and following the instructions described by the instructor.
Participate in Squad Leader Exercises to improve aerobic endurance during the Fitness section of class.
Demonstrate throwing and catching skills as demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in Frisbee Around Nine with a partner as presented by the instructor during the closing portion of class.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Rooster Hop Drill
Students hop 10 yards on one leg in the following sequence:
Left hand touching the right toe, which is on the ground.
Right hand touching the left toe on the ground.
Bend the knees, hands on the floor or ground.
Legs kick back into an all fours position, head up.
Direct students through a variety of movements
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Squad Leader Exercises
Suggested exercises to be placed on task cards:
Sitting Stretch Push-Up challenges Body Circles Jumping Jack variations Crab Kick combinations Abdominal challenges Treadmills Toe Touchers Leg Extensions
If there is a delay in starting an exercise, the squad should walk or jog. This keeps students active while the leader is thinking of an exercise.
Divide the class into groups of four to five students. Each group is given a task card that lists eight to ten exercises. One of the group members begins as the leader and leads the group through an exercise. Each time an exercise is completed, the card is passed to a new leader.
Use alternating intervals of music to signal exercising (30 seconds) with silence (5-8 seconds) to indicate passing the card.
Encourage self-responsibility and the importance of being a leader.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Catching skills: Demonstrate catching skills Ground Balls: Demonstrate drill Students roll softball to partner 10 x with and without a glove. Increase distance between partners. Throwing: Demonstrate throwing from standing and running. Students 10 – 20’ apart to throw and catch from standing
Teach rules of Softball
Use Elbow-to-Elbow to create partners.
Scattered formation where student can view demonstration. Use a glove in this drill.
Give handout and read in class.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Frisbee Around Nine
A target is set up with 9 different throwing positions around it, each 2 feet farther away. The throwing positions can be clockwise or counterclockwise around the target. They can also be in a straight line from the target. Points are awarded based on the throwing position number (for example, number 7 means 7 points for hitting the target). The game can be played indoors or out.
Create partners using Elbow-to Elbow technique.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What is the reason for doing PACER running? Name the two drills used in the lesson focus? Where should you be looking during softball? How and when did softball originate? Is there any similarity between Frisbee Around 9 and Softball? Cheer: 2, 4,6,8, P.E. is really great