Demonstrate eye-hand coordination and concentration performing juggling scarf activities during the Introductory phase of class.
Participate in the Aerobic Workout fitness activity to improve agility, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance.
Demonstrate ball handling skills presented by the instructor during the Lesson Focus of class.
Participate in Spider Tag demonstrating cooperative and agility skills during the game portion of class and following the instructions established by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Hold a scarf in each hand by the fingertips. Hold the third scarf with the ring and little finger against the palm of the hand. Throw the first scarf from the hand holding two scarves. Toss this scarf from the fingertips across the chest as learned earlier. When scarf 1 reaches its peak, throw scarf 2 from the other hand across the body. As this hand starts to come down, it catches scarf 1. When scarf 2 reaches its peak, throw scarf 3 in the same path as scarf 1. To complete the cycle, as the hand comes down from throwing scarf 3, it catches scarf 2. The cycle is started over by throwing scarf 1 with the opposite hand. Tosses are always alternated between left and right hands with a smooth, even rhythm.
Scattered formation; 3 scarves per student
After juggling with scarves is learned, use other objects such as beanbags or tennis balls.
Beanbags are excellent objects because they are easy to grasp and don’t roll away when dropped.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Jump in place 8 times Walk in place 16 times.
Run in place 8 times. Run in place 8 times
Perform 8 jumping jacks. Perform 8 jumping jacks.
Run in place 8 times. Run in place 8 times. Perform 4 slides to the right. Hop on one foot and lift up the opposite knee. Hop and swing kick the opposite foot forward. Charleston Bounce Step
Schottische step 4 times in a row (Run R, L, R, Hop L. Alternate 4 X.) Grapevine
Grapevine Schottische. 4 times Run 3 times in place. Twist the body using a bounce landing.
Walk in place
Hit the sides of thighs with straight arms. On toes performing 16 steps moving arms down and up on the sides or in the front of the body. Lift feet high in the rear. Lift knees high in front. Arms move down and up with leg movements Arms move down and up to shoulder level Jump and land with feet separated forward and backward. Alternate which foot lands in front and in back on each jump. Arms swing high in opposition to legs. Lift knees high in the front. Lift feet high in the rear. Repeat to the left. Repeat whole phrase. Reverse Alternate Step L, kick R foot forward, step back, and touch L toe back. Repeat 8 times. Reverse. Run 3 times in place or while traveling then hop (clap simultaneously). Step to R, cross L foot over R, step to R on the R foot, cross L behind the R, and step on R while traveling to R. Repeat phrase 4 times moving to R. Step to R on R, cross L behind R, step on R-to-R and hop on R. Reverse. Repeat 4 times. Kick and clap on 4th count. Alternate. Repeat 4 X. Swing arms in opposition overhead on each twist. To cool down
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Review Dribbling Skills
Practice Passing Skills
The chest pass is used frequently in basketball for passes up to 20 feet (6 m). The ball is held at chest level with the fingers spread on both sides of the ball. One foot is ahead of the other in a stride position. The elbows remain close to the body, and the ball is propelled by extending the arms, snapping the wrists, and stepping toward the target.
The bounce pass is used to transfer the ball to a closely guarded teammate. It is directed to a spot on the floor closer to the receiver than to the passer. The ball should rebound to waist level of the receiver. Passing form is like that used for the chest pass.
The flip pass is used for a close-range exchange. The ball is flipped somewhat upward to a teammate. It is used often as a pass to a player cutting to the basket for a layup shot.
Two-Handed Overhead Pass
This pass is used against a shorter opponent, usually in the back court. The passer is in a short stride position holding the ball overhead. The momentum of the pass comes from a forceful wrist and finger snap. The upper arms remain relatively in place.
Scattered formation for reviewing dribbling.
Practice passing skills with a partner. Change partners often so students get to meet with other students.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Students stand back to back with a partner with the elbows hooked. A pair of people are “it” and chase the other pairs. If a pair is tagged (or becomes unhooked), they are “it.”
Change partners often to encourage inclusion.
Select one or more pairs to be “it”
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Discuss important elements of passing skills. When was basketball introduced to women’s play? Where? How did it differ from the original game developed by Dr. Naismith? Ask Questions on the Guided Discovery Bounce Pass Task Sheet or distribute copies of the Guided Discovery Task Sheet to students.