Course Title: Freshman Physical Education
This course is designed to expose all freshman students to various team and individual sports. Instruction will focus on movement skills, strategies, and rules as it pertains to each sport. In addition, students will participate in various fitness activities, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fitness concepts include flexibility, strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, speed, and agility, which will be tested periodically
Teamwork is essential for successful results. All sports require practice to achieve muscle memory. A proper stance is essential when participating in sports. Body balance is critical to successful athletic performance. Proper hydration allows the body to perform at its potential. Critical thinking sport strategies must be learned to be successful. A basic knowledge of sport rules is essential to participation. Physical effort and positive attitude can overcome a lack of skill.
Why is physical fitness important?
What are some examples of aerobic activities?
Which activities are anaerobic?
What is your personal target heart rate? How is it calculated?
What are the 6 components of fitness?
Where on the exchange zones on the track?
What are the benefits of pace when running?
What leg do you takeoff from when jumping?
Who is the anchor on a relay team?
Can you demonstrate the following volleyball skills: serve, set, spike, pass.
How does a team rotate during a volleyball game?
Where is the serving line?
Which kick is used while freestyle swimming?
Which kick is used while swimming the breaststroke?
How do you breathe correctly while freestyle swimming?
Can you demonstrate proper head and arm position while backstroking?
What is the proper way to catch a ground ball and fly ball.
What is the proper stance while hitting?
How do you keep score in tennis?
What is the proper way to grip a racquet?
Can you demonstrate a backhand, forehand, and overhead serve?
How do you keep score in a badminton game?
Can you demonstrate a drop shot, smash and underhand serve?
How does a soccer game start?
When is a corner kick called?
Can use demonstrate punting, dribbling, shooting, throw-in and shooting?
What is the line of scrimmage?
How do you throw a spiral?
What is the proper way to catch a football above your waist and below your waist?
Can you demonstrate various pass routes?
What is your takeoff leg when performing a layup?
What is the proper hand position on a basketball when shooting?
Can you perform a bounce pass and a chest pass?
What is the proper way to dribble a basketball?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
exchange zone pace discus dribble corner kick throw-in snap interception line of scrimmage dig set serve flutter kick whip kick length rally forehand drop shot smash birdie lay-up jump ball bunt stance bounce pass run down aerobic anaerobic target heart rate agility strength endurance
Course Units / Topics of Study:
Basketball Volleyball Soccer Football
Fitness Track/XC Swimming Softball