Play the Introductory game of Fugitive Tag demonstrating cooperation, agility, and quickness.
Participate in Fitness Scavenger Hunt demonstrating identified locomotor skills, safety, agility, and following the instructions given by the instructor.
Demonstrate lacrosse stick and ball throwing skills while throwing and catching skills against the wall using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate Cradling skills while running throughout the teaching area using proper form.
Play Lacrosse Keep Away demonstrating skills learned in class while following the rules and cooperating with students.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
One student is the fugitive, and one is the police. The fugitive is given a head start. The police person can only tag his fugitive – fugitive student may use flag belts.
Use toe to toe or elbow to elbow to group students in 2’s.
Can direct various locomotor movements that can be used.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Fitness Scavenger Hunt
Students work together in teams or small groups. The teams stay together and hunt within the exercise area of the gym or field space.
Examples of entries that can be used on the exercise sheet:
Run to each corner of the gym and perform 25 curl-ups. All team members work together.
Run to the open set of bleachers and perform 25 step-ups on the first row. The count should be “up, up, down, down,” with the steps.
Do carioca steps to each of the other groups and tell them they are doing a good job.
Jog to the tumbling mats and perform two sitting stretches; hold each for eight counts.
Run and find the short jump ropes. Complete 25 jumps at a fast-time pace.
Jog and touch five walls, two different red lines, and three different black lines. Stay together with your group.
Jog to the “Jumping jacks” sign and perform 25 jumping jacks with at least four different variations in arm or foot patterns.
The teams are given a laminated sheet or card that lists the area to find and the activities to perform at the designated area. The sheets could have 8 to 12 activities, depending on how long the fitness segment of the lesson is going to last.
Assign each team a different starting point to ensure that students are spread across all areas and that a backup of students does not occur at one of the fitness areas.
When teams complete their tasks, they continue walking around the area and cooling down.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Review Passing and Catching Skills
Students throw at a wall and catch the ball on rebound.
Throw and rebound a ball 10 times using dominant hand; switch to non-dominant hand.
Have students run around the teaching area cradling the ball without bumping into anyone.
Play Lacrosse Keep Away Mini Game
Create groups of 3.
Assign groups to area. Mark end lines. Students toss and catch ball while person in center tries to intercept. Change roles every 2 minutes to keep the game going.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Long Team Cageball
Divide the class into two lines opposite each other.
While seated, the object is to kick the ball over the head of the other team to score. No hands can be used.
Use one or two 24” cageballs
Use lines or spots to mark the restraining lines so players don’t creep forward.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What is the best way to throw a pass?
What muscles do you use while throwing and passing the ball?
If you and your teammate are running, where should you aim so your teammate can catch the ball?
What muscles did you use during Fitness today? What was the focus of Fitness today?
What is the most challenging about Long Team Cage Ball?
Cheer: Fitness is the way to keep alert and in good shape!