Demonstrate the reverse pinch shot form as demonstrate by the instructor.
Participate in Cageball Target Throw as directed by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Mirror Drill In Place
Student faces partner. One person is leader and makes a quick movement with the hands, head, legs, or body. Partner tries to mirror and perform the exact movement. Leader must pause briefly between movements. Leader and partner exchange places after 30 seconds.
Create partners using “Toe-to-Toe” technique. Spread groups out in space. Identify the first “leader.”
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
These exercises are a type of interval training. Create intervals with 30 – 35 seconds of music and 20 seconds of silence. During the music, the students jump rope.
During each silence interval instruct the students to do a different exercise i.e. push-ups; curl ups; reverse push-ups; side leg lifts on each side; coffee grinder, arm circling, crab walks forward and backward, etc.
When the music resumes, the students jump rope again
Direct students to pick up a rope and move to their own space.
1 Individual jump rope per student
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Pinch Shot • Forehand Stroke • Backhand stroke Reverse Pinch Shot • Forehand Stroke • Backhand stroke Review Drop Hit Ball Drill See Lesson 2 for details. Practice the Pinch Shot The pinch shot first hits the side wall that is just a few inches apart from the front wall and then hits the front wall very low before going backwards diagonally. It usually bounces twice in front of the short line which makes it hard for the opponent player to return.
Place students on court in safe place. Demonstrate the following: 1. Forehand side of court 2. Backhand side of court Explain the values of Pinch Shots and when they should be incorporated into a player’s game. Demonstrate practice drill for Pinch Shots using drop hit ball drill.
Direct four students to go to each court and practice making pinch shots.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Cageball Target Throw
An area about 20 ft wide is marked across the center of the playing area, with a cageball in the center. The object of the game is to throw the foam balls against the cageball, thus forcing it across the line in front of the other team. Players may come up to the line to throw, but they may not throw while inside the cageball area. A player may enter the area, however, to recover a ball. No one is to touch the cageball at any time, nor may the cageball be pushed with a ball in the hands of a player. If the cageball seems to roll too easily, deflate it slightly.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What muscles were used today? Review elements of the Pinch Shot and Reverse Drop Hit. “2, 4, 6, 8, Racquetball is really great!”