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II. Football


Health/Physical Education                                             Jeff Miele
All grade levels: Opening Exercises
·        Students enter the gym and go directly to their exercise spaces.
·        Warm-up activity – 45 sec. Timed relay run (cardiovascular endurance)
Unit: Football
Objective: Football rates high in its contribution to overall fitness. It offers opportunities to develop social skills and emotional qualities.
      Students will gain a better understanding of the general techniques used in the game        
            of football.
            Students will incorporate fitness into the lessons.
            Students will learn the importance of safety.
            Students will model responsibility and respect.
            Social skills will be enhanced.
      Demonstrate a positive learning environment at all times.
Skills to be taught:
            Running with a football
            Dodging and tagging
            Defensive activities
       Catching a thrown football
       Throwing a football
Procedures: Introduction and teacher demonstration in large group setting.
                        Simple drills and relays will be used to demonstrate understanding of the skills.
Large group touch and flag –pulling football activities.
The following large group activities were selected to introduce the defensive, dodging, pursuing, touching, and gathering skills required in touch and flag football.
Tail Tag: Arrange the class in spread formation. Each student displays a flag from his or her belt. The player’s belt must hang at least 12 inches and may not be guarded. On the start signal, players try to collect as many flags as possible by chasing other players around the gym. Already captured flags must be held in the hand and cannot be stolen. The player collecting the most flags in 60 seconds is the winner. Return flags and play resumes.Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6
Flag Tag: Each student is given a flag belt with 2 flags attached. Class is divided into two teams – Offensive and Defensive teams. The defense is standing inside hula-hoops that are scattered around the gym floor.
Object of the game is to get from one side of the gym to the other without loosing both of your flags. Points are given for the number of flags remaining at the end of play. Record score and switch positions – offense becomes defense and defense becomes offense. Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6
 Football Frenzy: Divide class into 4 teams. Teams are placed in the four corners of the gym. Three boxes of nerf footballs are in the center circle of the gym. On the signal, students take turns running to the center boxes, removing a football and throwing it to the waiting receiver. A point is given for every completed pass. . Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6
            Nerf footballs for each student
            Hula hoops
            Flag belt sets
Daily evaluations are made at the conclusion of each class period.
Scores are given for:
  • Participation
  • Sportspersonship
  • Cooperation
  • Attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Self-responsibility
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