Cones to mark distances for partner volleyball drills
Music intervals for Fitness Challenges
The student will:
Demonstrate agility, cooperation, and running during Over and Around.
Participate in Fitness Challenges to music during the fitness section of class to improve agility, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and aerobic endurance
Cooperate with partner in the partner volleyball drills.
Demonstrate cooperative and volleyball skills by playing a modified volleyball game of Three and Over Volleyball.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1 – 5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Over and Around
One person gets in position on all fours while the other stands alongside, ready to begin the movement challenge. Challenge is to move over or run around partner a certain number of times. For example, move over your partner 5 times and run around 7 times.
Increase the challenge by having standing partners go over and around other students on all fours.
Use “elbow-to-elbow” management technique to create partners.
When the task is completed, partners change positions, and the challenge is repeated.
Another variation is to have the all fours partners move slowly around the area.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Alternate locomotor movements with strength challenges. Repeat the challenges as necessary. Challenge movement suggestions follow:
Flexibility and Trunk Development Challenges
Bend in different directions; 2. Stretch down slowly and back up; 3. Combine bending and stretching movements; 4. Sway back and forth; 5. Twist one body part; add body parts; 6. Make your body move in a large circle; 7. In a sitting position, wave your legs at a friend; 8. Make circles with your legs.
Shoulder Girdle Challenges
In a push-up position, do the following challenges:
Lift one foot; the other foot; 2. Wave at a friend; wave with the other arm; 3. Scratch your back with one hand; reverse; 4. Walk your feet to your hands; 5. Turn over; shake a leg; crab walk.
From a supine position:
Lift your head and look at your toes; 2. Lift your knees to your chest; 3. Wave your legs at a friend.
From a sitting position: 1. Slowly lay down with hands on tummy; 2. Lift legs and touch toes.
Use 30 seconds of music to signal locomotor movements. Follow with 30 seconds of silence so signal flexibility, shoulder girdle and abdominal movements.
Individual mats can be used as a “home” to keep students spaced properly.
Repeat the various trunk challenges as necessary.
Use different qualities of movement such as giant skips, tiny and quick gallops, or slow giant steps during locomotor activities to motivate students.
As students become more fit, repeat the entire sequence.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Partner Work (Serving and Passing)
1. Partners are about 20 feet apart. Partner A serves to partner B, who catches the ball and returns the serve to partner A. 2. Partner A serves to partner B, who makes a pass back to partner A. Change responsibilities. 3. Service One-Step. Partners begin about 10 feet apart. Partner A serves to partner B, who returns the serve with partner A catching. If there is no error and if neither receiver moved the feet to catch, both players take one step back. This is repeated each time no error or foot movement by the receivers occurs. If an error occurs or if appreciable foot movement is evident, the players revert to the original distance of 10 feet and start over. 4. A player stands at the top of the key on a basketball court. The object is to serve the ball into the basket. Scoring can be as in other basket-making drills: 3 points for a basket, 2 points for hitting the rim, and 1 point for hitting the backboard but not the rim. Partner retrieves the ball.
These drills can be done without a net so that the entire class is engaged, and skill practice is maximized.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Three and Over Volleyball
This game emphasizes the basic offensive strategy of volleyball. The game follows regular volleyball rules with the exception that the ball must be played three times before going over the net. The team loses the serve or the point if the ball is not played three times.
Play as many games simultaneously so students aren’t standing waiting for a turn.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Students are huddled close together. Discuss the task sheets