Participate in the Coffee Grinder Square demonstrating agility and the ability to follow the instructions described by the instructor.
Participate in Jackpot Fitness to improve aerobic endurance during the Fitness section of class.
Participate in the Over and Under Ball Relay demonstrating cooperative skills and following the instructions given by the instructor during the closing portion of class.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Coffee Grinder Square
Students start at one corner of the square, extend the right arm to support the body weight, perform the coffee grinder by having the feet walk 360 degrees around the arm. When a circle is completed, students run to the next corner and reverse arms and do the same motion.
Bring students together in a scattered formation.
Use management game to create four groups.
Have one group go to each corner.
Use beanbags to mark corners.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Jackpot Fitness Three different “jackpots” (boxes) are filled with fitness exercises and activities are placed around the teaching area. One jackpot is filled with a variety of strength development activities written on small index cards. A second jackpot is filled with flexibility activities. The third jackpot contains aerobic activities. Students can work individually or with a partner. They begin at one of the jackpots of choice and randomly pick out an activity to perform. If with a partner, they take turns selecting the card from the box. The only stipulations are that they must rotate to a different box each time and cannot select an activity they previously performed. If they pick an activity they performed on a previous stop, they return it to the jackpot and select another. Aerobic Jackpot 1. Carioca around the basketball court. 2. Perform a “mirror drill” with your partner for 30 seconds. 3. Jump rope using both slow and fast time. 4. Tortoise and Hare/Running in place. 5. Marching with high steps around the area. Strength Jackpot 1. Perform Abdominal Challenges 2. Perform Push-up Challenges 3. Do the Treadmill exercise 4. Do as many Power Jumpers as possible 5. Perform as many Crab Kicks as possible.
Flexibility Jackpot 1. Perform the Bend and Twist exercise. 2. Stretch using the Sitting Stretch. 3. Stretch using the Lower Leg Stretch. 4. Do the Standing Hip Bend. 5. Perform the Body Twist
Allow students to adjust the workload to their level. This implies resting if the rope jumping is too strenuous.
A music interval of 30 seconds signals the duration of fitness activity followed by 10 to 15 second interval used for selecting a new activity from a different jackpot.
Students are expected to perform as many repetitions as possible while the music is playing.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Equipment Demonstration and Explanation
Demonstrate the use of and show the following: Climbing shoes; Carabiners (Ds, ovals, locking Ds);
Belaying and Rappelling Devices (ATC, Figure 8);
Camming Devices (quad cam); Equipment package per student: 2 lengths of ¼” nylon rope; 1 D karabiner; 1 oval carabiner; 1 locking D carabiner; 1 ATC; and 1 Figure 8.
For more information:
Benge, M. and Raleigh, D., Climbing Rock, Carbondale, CO, Elk Mountain Press, 1995.
Long, J., How to Rock Climb, Evergreen, CO, Chockstone Press, 1993.
Have students pick up an equipment package and get in scattered formation.
Allow students to assist each other. Give each student Task sheet 2 available for review/instruction.
Have students review the double figure eight and follow through knot and double figure eight with a bite knot followed by properly attaching the carabineers, ATC device, and Figure 8 device to the ropes.
Players take a straddle position in lane formation. The first player hands the ball overhead with both hands to the player behind, who in turn hands the ball between their legs to the next player. The ball goes over and under down the line.
When the ball gets to the last person in the squad formation, they run to the front of their team and start the over and under action until every team member has had a turn at the front of the formation.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What does PACER stand for and what is the purpose of the test?
What type of knot is used to make the safety harness? Why is a safety harness necessary?