Participate in the Light Jog Around Cones demonstrating agility and following instructions during the Introductory phase of class.
Participate in Astronaut Exercises to improve agility, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance during the Fitness portion of class.
Demonstrate lay-ups, rebounding, dribbling, and free throw shooting using form demonstrated by the instructor during the Lesson Focus of class.
Participate in Lane Basketball 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)
Light Jog Around Cones
Warm up slowly with the jog. Signal students to stop and stretch every 30 seconds.
Allow students to “fall in” line behind a leader moving around cones.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Astronaut exercises are performed in circular or scatter formation. Routines involve moving using various locomotor movements, alternated with stopping and performing exercises in place. Use alternating segments of music and silence to signal the duration of exercise. Music segments indicate aerobic activity, whereas intervals of silence indicate flexibility and strength development activities. Use scatter formation; ask students to change directions from time to time to keep spacing. Allow students to adjust the workload pace. Allow them to move at a pace that is consistent with their ability level.
Walk and do Arm Circles – 35 seconds
Crab Full-Leg Extension – 30 seconds
Skip sideway – 35 seconds
Body Twist – 30 seconds
Slide and change lead leg – 35 seconds
Jumping-Jack variations – 30 seconds
Crab Walk – 35 seconds
Curl-Ups With Twist – 30 seconds
Hop to center and back – 35 seconds
Push-Ups (four counts) – 30 seconds
Gallop backward – 35 seconds
Up Cat and Down Cat – 30 seconds
Grapevine step (Carioca) – 35 seconds
Trunk Twisters – 30 seconds
Power Jumper – 35 seconds
Cool down with stretching and walking or jogging for 1 to 2 minutes.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Station Work for Basketball Skill Practice:
Set up four or more stations around the area and have students practice dribbling, shooting free throws, and passing. At one of the stations, use the Reciprocal Task Sheet (included below) so students can learn to evaluate shooting lay-ups technique. The check sheet follows this lesson.
Use Whistle Mixer to create groups.
Put out the reciprocal task sheets at the layup station.
Create stations with 3 – 6 people per station.
Use signs to explain what is to be done at each station.
Supplies: Basketballs, Pinnies, Cones to mark zones
Divide the court into six lanes. Players must stay in their lane and cannot cross the midcourt line. Regular basketball rules prevail, but players cannot dribble more than three times. Play starts with a jump ball. At regular intervals, players rotate to the next lane so that they get to play offense and defense.
To change the game, teachers can adapt the rules. For example, require three passes before shooting may occur. Also, for increased activity, permit students to move the entire length of the floor within their lane.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Ask questions regarding skills used in lay-ups and free throws. What is the average percentage of success in long-range shots in a game?