Music and Signs for exercises in Racetrack Fitness
1 stick and ball per student
Cones to mark practice areas
1 beanbag and 2 hoops per 5 students for relay
The student will:
Participate in Spider Tag during the Introductory Activity while demonstrating cooperation, quickness and agility.
Demonstrate agility, flexibility and strength training desire by participating in Partner Racetrack Fitness as directed.
Demonstrate catching skills using form demonstrated by the instructor during the Lesson Focus.
Demonstrate passing skills using form demonstrated by the instructor during the Lesson Focus.
Participate in Potato Relays demonstrating running skill speed and agility while cooperating with classmates during the Game portion of class.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Students stand back-to-back with elbows hooked.
Partners move around area connected dodging the Its.
Have students get in groups of two.
Select 3-4 partners to be “It” who try to tag other pairs.
If they tag another “spider”, they give up the tag to that set of partners.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Partner Racetrack Fitness
Set up 6 stations in teaching area. Each station has a Task Card listing 6- 8 exercise to perform. Select the locomotor movement to be performed by partner during each exercise.
On the start signal, one partner begins the first exercise or stretch listed at the station, while the other partner jogs/gallops/skips/leaps/slides around the perimeter of the stations.
Upon returning, the partners switch roles and then move down the list of activities on the cards.
Use Whistle Mixer to create groups of 6. Use elbow to elbow within the group to make pairs.
Use music to make fitness fun and motivated movement.
Have station task card instructions on each cone arranged in a circle or rectangle around the teaching area.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Catching Demonstrate catching skills Have students go to fence/wall and practice tossing ball against the fence and catching with both hands on the stick. Direct pairs to face each other and catch a tossed ball
Passing skills Demonstrate passing techniques In pairs, pass back and forth is practice area. In twos, run down the field passing and catching while about 10, then 20 yards apart.
Player should present target with the open part of the stick toward the passer. Identify safe areas to practice.
Bring students together in Scatter Formation Same motion as throwing a softball Use Elbow-to-Elbow to create new pairs. Throw a leading pass so receiver can run at top speed.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Potato Relays (Use a bean bag instead of a potato)
Students pick up potato from pile in front of group and run to first hoop, run back to pick up next potato and run to next hoop, continue until all potatoes are in the hoops. Next student picks up the potato and runs it back to line. Then picks up next potato out of second hoop and runs it back until they are all returned.
Create lines by playing Whistle Mixer to make groups of 5 Then Home Base to make lines. Place hoops approximately 15 feet apart in front of each line. Place bean bag/ potato in front of each line. Repeat pattern of picking up potato and running them to hoops and back to line until all students have gone.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Ask students what the best technique is to catch and pass the ball What muscles were used during the class? What was the most challenging part of class? What type of fitness is needed to play Lacrosse?