Participate in the Triangle Plus 1 Tag to warm-up following the instructions of the instructor.
Participate in Continuity Exercises during the fitness section of class to improve agility, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance and aerobic endurance.
Demonstrate the forehand clear shot, drop shot, and the forehand smash during the lesson focus using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate the forehand and backhand grips during the lesson focus using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Rally with a partner demonstrating skills previously learned and using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate cooperative skills by participating in partner Hoops on the Ground activities during the game portion of class.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Triangle Plus 1 Tag
Three students hold hands to form a triangle. One person in the triangle is the leader. The fourth person outside the triangle tries to tag the leader. The triangle moves around to avoid getting the leader tagged. Leader and tagger are changed often.
Use Whistle Mixer to make groups of 3.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
These exercises are a type of interval training. Create intervals with 30 – 35 seconds of music and 20 seconds of silence. During the music, the students will jump rope.
During each silence interval instruct the students to do a different exercise i.e. push-ups; curl ups; reverse push-ups; side leg lifts on each side; coffee grinder, arm circling, crab walks forward and backward, etc.
When the music resumes, the students jump rope again
Direct students to pick up a rope and move to their own space.
1 Individual jump rope per student
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Demonstrate Forehand Drop Shot When contact with the shuttlecock is made, the racket face should be flat and pointing ahead or slightly downward. Guide the shuttlecock gently over the net. Remember to follow through. The shuttlecock should drop just over the net into the opponent’s forecourt.
Demonstrate Forehand Smash Extend the arm when hitting the shuttlecock in front of the body. Perform rotation of the wrist and forearm quickly. The downward angle of the racket face is more important than racket speed. The shot should be attempted only from the front three-fourths of the court.
Rally Use all strokes and keep the shuttlecock in place as much as possible.
Bring students together. Assign practice: Forehand clear/drop shot. Return with a smash. Repeat
Assign students to court
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Cageball Target Throw
Supplies: A cageball or large beachball (18- to 30-in.), 15 foam balls (8”)
An area about 20 ft wide is marked across the center of the playing area, with a cageball in the center. The object of the game is to throw the foam balls against the cageball, thus forcing it across the line in front of the other team. Players may come up to the line to throw, but they may not throw while inside the cageball area. A player may enter the area, however, to recover a ball. No one is to touch the cageball at any time, nor may the cageball be pushed with a ball in the hands of a player. If the cageball seems to roll too easily, it should be deflated slightly.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Name one forehand shot? Where should the shuttle land in a drop shot? Where should the shuttle land on the court when using the forehand clear shot?