Participate in European Running with Variations demonstrating cooperation and agility while following the instructions explained by the teacher.
Participate in Racetrack Fitness and demonstrate the ability to execute the exercises.
Play Ultimate Frisbee demonstrating skills learned during the instructional unit, following the rules, and cooperating with teammates and classmates as explained by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
European Running with Variations
Students move around the area to the beat of a tambourine. The step is a trot with the knees lifted. Emphasize proper spacing and moving rhythmically. Stop on a double beat of the tambourine. Try some of the following variations:
Clap hands on every fourth beat.
Stamp foot on every second beat.
On signal, make a complete turn using four running steps.
On signal, stop, pivot, and move in the opposite direction.
Let a student lead the class through various formations.
Have the leader move in different shapes and designs. Have class freeze and see if they can identify the shape or formation.
At times, stop the drumbeat and have the class continue running. Challenge them to maintain the rhythm with their feet. Avoid the tendency to speed the rhythm.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Five or six fitness activities are arranged in the center (the Pit) of a large circle outlined with marking spots (the racetrack). If desired, tumbling mats can be placed in the center of the racetrack to delineate the pit stop area. Students work with a partner and alternate running (or doing other locomotor movements) around the racetrack and going to the pit to perform a strength or flexibility exercise. A different exercise should be performed each time, so students assure variety in their workout.
The following are some examples of exercises that can be used for Pit exercises.
Bend and Twist
Knee to Chest Curl
Intervals of 30 seconds of music with 10 seconds of silence can be used to signal role changes. The student who was running the track now goes to the pit to exercise and vice versa.
Assure that students run under control (not as fast as they can) and in the same direction.
Allow students to perform at a level they feel comfortable.
Students are genetically different and should not be expected to do the same amount of exercise repetitions.
Lesson Focus & Game (15-20 Minutes)
Continue with Round Robin Tournament
Explain Tournament rules and procedures to students
Ask student to group with their team from yesterday.
Direct students to game areas defined by cones.
Remind students to follow chart to see which team plays another team.
Assign one team per game to put on colored pinnies
Ask students what was challenging today in the Introductory and Fitness portion of class. What muscles were used in class today? How did the tournament go today? What do you find most fun about Ultimate Frisbee?