1-Bowling ball per station. No more than 4 – 5 per station
The student will:
Participate in Rubber Band demonstrating agility, and following the instructions described by the instructor.
Participate in 12 Ways of Fitness to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility during the Fitness section of class.
Demonstrate grip, stance, and delivery of the bowling ball as demonstrated by the instructor and the videotape.
Participate in Bowling Pin Relay as presented by the instructor during the closing portion of class.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Students begin from a central point with the instructor. On signal, the students move away from the instructor using a designated movement such as a jump, run, power skip, slide, carioca movement, or walk. On the second signal, students sprint back to the instructor’s position where they form a tight circle around the teacher. The cycle is repeated with different movements.
As a variation, students can perform one or two stretching activities when they return to the teacher.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
The Twelve Ways of Fitness
This add-on fitness game uses 12 student leaders. It follows the same format as the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Students could be in groups of 12, or a large group could be used with the student leaders. Each student adds on the next number of exercises.
The one-step delivery should be learned before the three-, four-, or five-step delivery. The stance for the one-step delivery differs from the general stance discussed previously. The foot opposite the bowling arm is behind. Extend the bowling hand, and after extension, drop the hand slowly to the side and simultaneously lean forward, bending the knees. Keep the arm relaxed and the wrist straight. Swing the arm forward to eye level, back to waist level, and forward again to eye level. Assume the stance for the one-step delivery. The hands are at waist height as if gripping the ball. Push the arms forward, release the left hand, and complete the pendulum swing.
Repeat the push away and the pendulum swing, but as the arm swings forward (at the completion of the swing), slide ahead on the foot opposite the bowling arm. Keep the shoulders straight and the body facing straight ahead. Practice the simultaneous movement of arm and foot. No ball is necessary when first learning the approach and delivery. When the timing is learned, add the ball.
Using Whistle Mixer, divide students into appropriate sized groups.
Divide students so half are at one end of the carpet facing the rest of their group.
After students have mentally practiced the bowling skill, allow students to practice and rotate roles: Bowler, retriever/bowler, people on the sides of the gutters to retrieve balls.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Play in an alley marked on the gym floor. Allow a 15-foot (5 m) approach. Use two indoor softballs and a metal wastebasket propped up on its side with two bricks or similar objects facing the foul line. Five to ten players and one retriever make up a team. Each player attempts to roll two balls into the wastebasket. Rotate and trade places with the retriever. One point is scored for each basket made, and the high scorer wins. If teams play against one another, use a time limit.
Each player is allowed five turns. If the bowler steps over the foul line, 1 point is subtracted. If the ball is bounced on the alley, 1 point is subtracted. An official scorekeeper and judge are necessary.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What muscles were used in Fitness today?
Discuss fitness challenge stations and ask what needs to be worked on in the future. Review techniques of grip, stance, and delivery by asking questions such as: Describe the one-step delivery of the bowling ball. Show me the proper grip and stance of a bowling ball. Describe the early history of bowling.