Increase cardiovascular strength during the fitness development as directed by the instructor.
Demonstrate group cooperation by participating in the activities in the lesson as directed by the instructor.
Will understand the safety precautions that are necessary to participate in golf.
Will develop a consistent swing during practice swings and when hitting a ball.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Partner Crows and Cranes
All students have a partner and line up along two lines facing each other. The lines are about three feet apart. This is an individual game. The partners alternate calling out “Crows!” When one of the partners decides to call out “Cranes,” the other partner must take off and run back to a safety line without being tagged. If the chaser tags them, the chaser gets a point. Players return to the starting line and play again.
Assure students are spread out so they don’t run into each other.
Tagging is done with the back of the hand on the shoulder.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Parachute Fitness Activities
16 Runs clockwise 16 Runs counterclockwise 16 Jumps to center 16 Jumps back 8 count lift overhead 8 count lower to toes 4 count lift 4 count lower
Repeat all, but increase difficulty by holding chute overhead on CW run
Release on last lift.
After the aerobic movements above have been learned, stop the music, and insert the exercises below.
Toe Touches: Lift chute taut to chin. Bend forward and touch grip to toes. Hold taut to chin
Curl Ups: Curl-up, bend knees, lie back, extend legs. Repeat 16 times. Hold Parachute sitting position in a circle. Curl up, bent knees. Extended legs under chute and lie on back.
Dorsal Lifts: Prone position with head toward chute with arms straight and the chest taut. Lift arms and chest and hold for 4 counts.
Sitting Leg Lift: Sit with legs under chute; on signal lift a leg off ground for 6 to 10 seconds. Try to keep leg straight. Alternate legs. Try a variation: Side leg lefts. Lie on side. Lift top leg and lower.
Directions: “Run left” “Run right” “Jump to center!” “Jump back and tighten chute!” “Lift overhead!” (8 Counts.) “Lower to toes” “Again!” “Up! Down!” “Hold overhead and run left!” (32 Counts.) “Hold at waist and run right!” “Lift overhead!” (16 Counts.) “Lower to toes!” “Lift & Release!”
Sebastien Lenormand, a French man, established the word parachute. Lenormand created the first the parachute in 1783 in France. He also was the first person witnessed to use a parachute.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Note: There are many different approaches to teaching golf. These lessons offer an outline of essentials that need to be presented. We encourage you to contact some of the organizations that are designed to introduce golf to students. Here are websites that may get you started:
The First Tee: Materials, curriculum, and instructional training are offered: https://firsttee.org/programs/. First Tee offers many training opportunities and also will help schools secure funding for program startups.
SNAG Golf: The acronym SNAG signifies Starting New At Golf. This is an innovative program with special equipment designed to teach golf in small spaces in the school setting. A key element of the program is that it offers many simple techniques and equipment that simplify the game: https://www.snaggolf.com
Full Swing: Demonstrate grips: Baseball, Overlapping, Interlocking.
Address the ball: Body position; Weight; Knees; Shoulders and Arms; Lining up club head and feet
Demonstrate Full Swing Practice 3/4 swing and full swing 10 times without ball.
Practice full swing with Whiffle balls.
Use of the tee When used? How high is ball on tee?
Practice grips. Practice
Review safety rules. Direct students to go to practice area and place club down. Pick up practice balls. Direct starting and ball collection. Practice with hard golf balls and tee. Change balls. Put equipment away.
If the ball is put in the hole on the first stroke, it is called a “hole in one.”
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Reverse Hula-Hoop Spin
Squad Leaders: Roll hoop forward with a reverse spin – when it returns – pass it over your body to the ground – step out of it and pass it to the next person in squad line. (Winning squad is first to finish.)
Squads of 5-6 people. Leader takes a hoop.
Leader collects hoops.
The 100th millionth hula hoop was sold in 1959.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Review elements of the full swing.
What is a “hole in one?”
Who invented the first parachute and in what year? From what country was this inventor?
In what year was the 100th millionth hula hoop sold?