Objects & hoops for Hoarders introductory activity
Music for parachute activities
1 Basketball per student
The student will:
Participate in Hoarders activity demonstrating creativity and agility during the Introductory phase of class.
Participate in Rhythmic Parachute Activities to improve agility, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular endurance during the Fitness portion of class.
Demonstrate defensive skills using form demonstrated by the instructor during the Lesson Focus of class.
Participate in Around the World demonstrating cooperative and shooting skills during the game portion of class and following the instructions established by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1 – 5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Group students evenly at five or six hoops and place a variety of items such as soft balls, yarn balls, rubber chickens, scarves, or beanbags in the center of the playing area. The purpose is to obtain as many items as possible in the hoop when time is called. Students may carry one item at a time. Items must be carried (not thrown or passed). Students may not defend their hoop.
One way to incorporate health content is to signal red items as muscle, yellow as fat. Groups should try to gain muscle and get rid of fat. This activity can also be done using different colors as food groups.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Parachute Rhythmic Aerobic Fitness
Skip both directions
Slide both directions
Run both directions
Jump to center
Lift parachute overhead
Lower parachute to toes
Run CW with chute overhead
Make a dome
Strengthening and stretching exercises
Hold the chute continuously while exercising.
Direct locomotor movements while holding parachute.
Use music to motivate.
Alternate locomotor movements with seated strength and stretching exercises.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Dribble, Passing, and Shooting Drills
Players scatter in pairs around the floor. Each pair has one ball. On the first whistle, the front player of the pair dribbles in any direction. On the second whistle, the player stops and pivots back and forth; on the third whistle, he or she dribbles back and passes to the partner, who immediately dribbles forward, repeating the drill.
Squad Split-Vision Passing Drill
This drill requires two basketballs. The center player holds one ball; player 1 has the other. The center player passes the ball to player 2 while receiving the other ball from player 1. The center player now passes to player 3 and receives the other ball from player 2 until the balls move completely around the semicircle. To rotate players, the player with the ball moves to the center and the first center player becomes player 1. All other players shift one space to the right.
Students form two files at one end of the floor. One file has a ball. The first player dribbles in and shoots a layup. A member of the other file recovers the ball and passes it to the next player. As each person in turn either shoots or retrieves, he or she goes to the rear of the other file. When students develop some proficiency in the drill, two balls can be used to provide more shooting opportunities.
Drills are an excellent way to practice skills that are used in game situations.
Drills focus on learning skills, so excessive emphasis on the skill outcome will lower performance rather than improve technique.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Around the World
Shooting spots are marked on the floor with rubber spots. Players are in groups of three. A player begins at the first spot and continues until he or she misses a shot. The player can then wait for another turn or take a second “risk” shot. If the player makes the risk shot, he or she continues “around the world.” If the player misses the shot, he or she must start over on the next turn. The winner is the player who goes around the world first.
Change the make-up of the groups so different students play together.
A variation is to count the number of shots that players take to move around the world. The person who makes the circuit with the fewest shots is the winner.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Review defensive skills taught during the class. Why is it important to develop rhythm skills?