Participate in the Carry and Fetch Relay demonstrating cooperative skills, speed, and agility and following the instructions described by the instructor.
Participate in Jump and Jog Fitness to improve aerobic endurance, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility during the Fitness section of class.
Demonstrate goal shooting and cooperative skills using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in No Bounce, No Step, and No Contact demonstrating the ability to pass the ball during a handball game.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Carry and Fetch Relay
Players are in closed squad formation, with a hoop or circle positioned up to 30 feet in front of each team. The first runner on each team has a beanbag. On the command “Go,” this player carries the beanbag forward and puts it inside the hoop, then returns and tags off the next runner. The second runner goes forward, picks up the beanbag, and hands it off to the third runner. One runner carries the beanbag forward and the next runner fetches it back.
Different locomotor movements can be specified.
Change to dribble and catch using a basketball.
Increase the challenge by stipulating that runner must toss and catch the beanbag before putting it in the hoop.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Jump and Jog Fitness
Set up five or six cones in a circle around the gym with two or three jump ropes at each cone. Students need to get a partner and start at one of the cones. One partner jumps rope at the cone, while the other partner jogs around the circle. Partners switch roles with the completion of each lap. Teachers can vary the student movement around the cones with the following: walk, jog, slide, do carioca steps, power skip, and perform butt kickers (heels hit the butt).
In the early stages of learning this routine, teachers can stop the action and lead the class in a strength or flexibility exercise.
When students understand how the routine is conducted, use music intervals to signal stopping the Jump and Jog and doing flexibility and strength exercises. The strength and flexibility exercises allow student to recover aerobically before getting back to jumping and jogging.
As students improve their rope-jumping skills, the teacher can vary the foot patterns with the following: two-foot basic step, jog step, side swings (left and right), jumping-jack step, ski jump step, scissors step, crossovers, and double jumps.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Demonstrate and practice Goal Shooting Skills:
Use a variety of passes for shots on goal including:
behind the back shot.
Dribbling is like basketball but more difficult because of the smaller ball. Players need to concentrate on taking three legal steps before and after dribbling.
Goal shooting involves the following general principles:
Attack the high or low corners on each shot.
Shoot primarily between the 6- and 9-meter lines.
Find the open offensive player to take the shot.
Do not force a shot that is not open.
Use the floor or ground to bounce shots into the goal.
Dribbling should be practiced some but is generally discouraged because it is ineffective most of the time.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
No Bounce, No Steps, and No Contact Game
Use passing skills practiced in previous lessons.
Students are forced to pass the ball rather than dribble. The walking or traveling rule from basketball is in effect because students are usually comfortable with it. The no-contact rule gives the offense an advantage. The three-second rule should remain in effect to force quick passes and deter holding the ball.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
How many players are on a Team Handball team? What other sport is similar to this game? When did Team Handball become an Olympic Sport? Discuss the Goal Shooting skills taught. Ask what was challenging about the No Bounce, No Steps, No Contact Game