Cones to mark perimeter of teaching area and game areas
1-Lacrosse per person
1 Lacrosse ball per game
Music for Continuity Exercises
The student will:
Participate in Individual Crows and Cranes during the Introductory Activity demonstrating agility, strength, and cooperation.
Demonstrate jump rope skills, cardiovascular fitness, and strength during Continuity Exercises during Fitness.
Play Lacrosse demonstrating, cooperation, knowledge of game rules and skills.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Individual 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 start over immediately.
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)
Rope jumping—forward / 25 seconds
Double Crab Kick / 30 seconds
Rope jumping—backward / 25 seconds
Knee Touch Curl-Up / 30 seconds
Jump and turn body / 25 seconds
Push-Ups/ 30 seconds
Rocker Step / 25 seconds
Bend and Twist / 30 seconds
Swing -Step forward / 25 seconds
Side Flex / 30 seconds
Free jumping / 25 seconds
Relax and stretch for a short time.
Use music segments (25 seconds) alternated with silence segments (30 seconds). When the music is playing, students jump rope; when silence occurs, students do a flexibility and strength development exercise.
Exercises can be done in two-count fashion. Exercises are done when the leader says “Ready.” The class answers “One-two” and performs a repetition.
Allow students to adjust the workload to their level. This implies resting if the rope jumping is too strenuous.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Play a Game of Lacrosse
Use Whistle Mixer to create teams unless creating a Round Robin Tournament as a continuation of yesterday’s games.
Set up numerous courts on your playing fields.
Delineate the perimeters and goals with cones.
Select one student to be referee per game. Give different colored pinnie and whistle to referee.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What muscles were used during Push-Up Tag? What muscles and body systems were used during Continuity Exercises? Where and when was Lacrosse introduced? In what year did Lacrosse become an Olympic sport? Is Lacrosse currently an Olympic sport? What is it? Which rules were important to follow today? What is the most fun part of playing Lacrosse?
CHEER: Students can create a cheer for the end of the unit –OR-
Lacrosse was great; lacrosse was fun; can we play lacrosse some more?