Participate in Vanishing Bean Bags demonstrating agility, speed, and coordination during the Introductory Activity.
Participate in the Astronaut Exercises during the fitness portion of the class.
Demonstrate throwing and catching a Frisbee as demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in the Five Passes game and be a cooperative team member.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Vanishing Bean Bags
Students move throughout the area and on signal freeze with a body part on a bean bag. Remove a bean bag after each freeze. Students without a bean bag freeze and hold a balance pose.
Students put bean bag on ground next to them
Challenge students to place different body parts on the bean bag on subsequent freeze signals.
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)
Throwing the Disk
The backhand grip is used most often. The thumb is on top of the disk, the index finger along the rim, and the other fingers underneath. To throw the Frisbee with the right hand, stand in a sideways position with the right foot toward the target. Step toward the target and throw the Frisbee in a sideways motion across the body, snapping the wrist and trying to keep the disk flat on release.
The underhand throw uses the same grip as in the backhand throw, but the thrower faces the target and holds the disk at the side of the body. Step forward with the leg opposite the throwing arm while bringing the Frisbee forward. When the throwing arm is out in the front of the body, release the Frisbee. The trick to this throw is learning to release the disk so that it is parallel to the ground.
Demonstrate Sandwich Catch
Explain reason for using the sandwich catch
Use toe-to-toe to create partners Place cones 10’ apart marking throwing area Direct students to practice each throw 10 times each
Increase challenge when appropriate by increasing distance to throw.
Teaching cues to improve skill performance:
a. Release the disk parallel to the ground. If it is tilted, a curved throw will result.
b. Step toward the target and follow through on release of the disk.
c. Snap open the wrist and make the Frisbee spin.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Two teams compete against each other. The goal of the game is to complete 5 consecutive passes without a drop or interception. The Frisbee is turned over to the other team if it touches the ground. No more than three steps after a catch.
Use Whistle Mixer to create teams of 6 or more
Direct one group per field to wear Pinnies
Mark off field with cones to delineate playing area.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What were the main techniques used for Overhand Throwing the Frisbee? What muscles were used in Fitness? What muscles are used when Throwing and Catching a Frisbee? When would you best use the Sandwich Catch? What were the main challenges you encountered when playing Five Passes?