Participate in the Mirror Drill Introductory Activity following the movements of a partner.
Participate in Astronaut Exercises as led by the instructor to improve cardiovascular respiratory and muscular endurance.
Demonstrate proper throwing technique using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate the basics of bat control by putting the bat on the ground after hitting the ball during Pepper.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Mirror Drill in Place
Demonstrate proficient movement skills in aquatic, rhythms/dance, and individual and dual activities. Using quick movements of head, arms, legs or body
Use toe-to-toe to make partners
Identify leader and follower
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Walk, do Arm Circles / 35 seconds Crab Full-Leg Extension / 30 seconds Skip sideways / 35 seconds Body Twist / 30 seconds Slide; change lead leg / 35 seconds Jumping Jack variations / 30 seconds Crab Walk / 35 seconds Curl-Ups with Twist / 30 seconds Hop to center and back / 35 seconds Four Count Push-Ups / 30 seconds Gallop Backwards / 35 seconds Bear Hugs / 30 seconds Grapevine Step (Carioca) / 35 seconds Trunk Twisters / 30 seconds Power Jumper / 35 seconds
Cool down with stretching and walking.
Tape alternating segments of silence (30 seconds) and music (35 seconds) to signal the duration of exercise. Music segments indicate aerobic activity while intervals of silence announce flexibility and strength development activities.
Allow students to adjust the workload to an intensity that is consistent with their ability level.
Use scatter formation; ask students to change directions from time to time to maintain spacing.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Break down throwing into 4 steps 1. Point to target with glove hand 2. Bring throwing arm back to a 90 degree angle at the elbow 3. Step with foot opposite of throwing arm 4. Arm swing, release ball
Practice without a ball until the students perform the proper mechanics. Add the ball and practice throwing and catching from varying distances.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
At least 10 yards apart from batter and fielders
Always use safety precautions when students are near a bat
Whistle mixer to make groups of 4-6
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What is the value of Rhythmic Aerobic Activity? Review proper throwing techniques and an improper throwing technique. At what angle should the arm be while throwing?