Participate in Move, Stop and Pivot demonstrating agility, speed, coordination, and cooperation during the Introductory Activity following the instructions established by the instructor.
Participate in the Challenge Course cooperating with classmates and following the instructions established by the instructor.
Participate in a game of Flag Football demonstrating agility, cooperative skills, and football skills learned in this unit demonstrating form presented by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Move, Stop and Pivot
The class runs, stops on signal and pivots. Vary the activity by pivoting on the left foot or the right foot, increasing the circumference, and performing pivots in quick succession. Teach both the stride stop (one foot in front of the other) and the jump stop (with both feet parallel to each other) prior to the pivot.
Emphasize bending the knees and lowering the center of gravity. Continue running after the pivot.
Use music intervals to signal the stop and pivot. When the music stops, students stop and pivot.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Design a course around the perimeter of the area using some of the following ideas:
Step on jumping box, dismount to tumbling mat, and do a forward roll.
Run and weave through four wands held upright by cones.
Hand walk across a horizontal ladder or do a flexed-arm hang from a climbing rope for 5 seconds.
Step on and off three jumping boxes (small-large-small)
Agility run through hoops.
Perform jump turns
Leap over a magic rope held taut with two chairs or jumping boxes.
Hop on one foot.
Do a log roll across a tumbling mat.
Alternate going over and under six obstacles (cones and wands or hoops)
Crouch jump or scooter movements the length of a balance-beam bench.
Slide through a parallel tumbling mat maze (mats stood on their sides)
Use intervals of music and silence. When the music is playing students travel through the challenge course. When the music stops, youngsters do some stretching and strength development exercises. This gives them a chance to recover aerobically.
Distribute students throughout the course rather than lining them up at a starting point. Faster moving students can pass on the outside.
Change directions periodically to prevent a build-up of students at one station.
Lesson Focus + Closing Activity (20-25 Minutes)
Review the rules and play a series of short games.
Change team makeup so students get to play with a wide number of peers.