The softball unit will include the following skills:
Recognize the 10 positions of a defensive softball team
Label defensive positions and place them correctly on a field
Describe a "fair" and "foul" ball
Explain a "tag-up"
Summarize a "sacrifice" play
Understand the resposibilities of each softball position
You should have received a Softball study guide to review the above.
Evaluation for Softball unit:
Daily dressing out
Written quiz on softball study guide
posted on: April 12, 2006
Ultimate Frisbee classes should be prepared for cold weather! Dress out in long sleeved T-shirts, with a sweatshirt, then layer on a coat as needed. It's getting too cold for shorts. Plan on sweat pants or warm up pants for being outside when weather permits. If you want to wear a hat and/or gloves, they will help to keep you warm.
Here's a quick overview of what you should know about Ultimate Frisbee:
*Play begins with both teams lined up in front of their endzone line.
*A "throw-off" puts the frisbee into play.
*The frisbee may only be passed with a throw, not handed off.
*Players may not run with the frisbee in their hands.
*Possession changes with an out-of-bounds throw, a dropped throw, an interception, or a knocked down throw.
*One point is scored when you complete a pass to a teammate across the defensive endline.
*No physical contact is allowed between players. A foul occurs when contact is made.
*Only one person is allowed to guard an offensive player at a time.
Skills used in Ultimate Frisbee
Ultimate Frisbee stresses sportsmanship and fair play. Self-refereeing is expected of all players. You can be competitive, but never at the expense of respect between players, safety, or adherence to the rules. It's all about having FUN!!
posted on: December 06, 2005
Speedball is a combination of the games soccer and football. As we play during this unit, be sure to take advantage of the practice time to develop your skills.
1. Dribble with the feet
2. Pass with the feet
3. Trap the ball with the feet
4. One and two-foot lifts with the feet
5. Soccer-style throw in
6. Punting the ball
Individual skill ckeck-off including all of the above skills
posted on: October 22, 2005
As we work on skills is our Flag Football Unit, do a self-check and see if you are mastering these skills:
* Throwing a football
Turn shoulder to point to target
Ball pulled back behind ear
Lead throw with elbow
Step towards target and follow through
* Throwing to a moving target
Aim throw ahead of the target
Make throw catchable by aiming chest high
* Catching a football
Make a basket to catch ball in
Pull ball into body after catching
* Making the "tackle"
Pull flags on belts only, not clothing
Drop flag where pulled, do not throw
* Avoiding a "tackle"
Use dodging movements to avoid a "tackle"
Run or spin to avoid a tackle, but do not jump
This team sport gives you an excellent opportunity to work on Sportsmanship by including all players on your team in the game, encouraging teammates and opponents alike, and making sure to congratulate people on good plays and at the end of the game.
posted on: September 18, 2005
There will be a written test on Pickleball on September 1. Please look over your Pickleball study guide to see if you know the following:
* court dimensions and net height
* how to serve
* service rotation
* keeping score
* non-volley zone
* double-bounce rule
* shot selection (forehand, backhand, lob, overhead, volley)
The kings court tournament will continue this week and end on 9/2.
posted on: August 28, 2005
Click here to down load your 8th Grade Health Syllabus...
This should be signed and returned to Mrs. Spannagel ASAP!
posted on: August 15, 2005
posted on: March 23, 2005