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									LESSON: Softball Fundamental Skills
Grade Level: 3-5                                                         Lesson # 1
NASPE                                                                                          Virginia Standards of Learning:
1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a           1. Demonstrates proficiency in all fundamental movement skills and patterns and
   variety of physical activities.                                                                competence in several movement forms. (SKILLS)
2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics        2. Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and
   as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.                          specialized movement forms. (MOVEMENT CONCEPTS)
3. Participates in regular physical activity.                                                  3. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness. (FITNESS)
4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.                        4. Demonstrates personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.
5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in             (RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIORS)
   physical activity settings.                                                                 5. Demonstrates a physically active lifestyle including activity within and outside of the
6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social      physical education setting. (PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE)
   interaction.
Equipment Needed:

    -Variety of balls (different sizes, shapes, weights)
    -Variety of targets (hoops, buckets, pins, bull’s eye posters, etc.)

Warm-Up/Instant Activity:

    -Travel/Freeze
    -Perform a variety of strength activities to target the shoulders and arms (push-ups, planks, dips, etc.)

Activity/Lesson:

    Throwing
    -overhand
    -underhand
    -sidearm
    -give instruction on correct form
    -use a variety of targets at low, medium and high levels to practice the three types of throwing (example: hoops, buckets
     on floor low level; balance beam or mats with pins/objects for medium level; bull’s eye on wall for high level)
Activity/Lesson, cont.:

  -Each student should be given a variety of objects to throw
  -Each student should throw 10-20 objects before retrieving
  *Reinforce correct cues often

Culminating Activity:

  -Peer assessment: Have a peer watch/check-off critical elements (each student should throw at least 10 objects for
   the three types of throws)

Closure:

  -Have a student correctly demonstrate the three types of throws and have students check-off the critical elements

Extensions:

  -Vary distance to target
  -Vary size of objects
  -Throw with non-dominant hand
LESSON: Softball Fundamental Skills
Grade Level: 3-5                                                         Lesson # 2
NASPE                                                                                          Virginia Standards of Learning:
1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a           1. Demonstrates proficiency in all fundamental movement skills and patterns and
   variety of physical activities.                                                                competence in several movement forms. (SKILLS)
2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics        2. Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and
   as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.                          specialized movement forms. (MOVEMENT CONCEPTS)
3. Participates in regular physical activity.                                                  3. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness. (FITNESS)
4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.                        4. Demonstrates personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.
5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in             (RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIORS)
   physical activity settings.                                                                 5. Demonstrates a physically active lifestyle including activity within and outside of the
6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social      physical education setting. (PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE)
   interaction.
Equipment Needed:

    -Balls that bounce
    -Beanbags/Yarnballs/Kooshballs (objects that do not bounce or roll fast)

Warm-Up/Instant Activity:

    -Fitness stations

Activity/Lesson:

    Catching
    -Throw a beanbag, yarnball or kooshball up and catch it, try ten sitting, ten kneeling and ten standing
    -Repeat and demand that they be consecutive catches
    -Bounce a ball and catch it
    -After ten consecutive, change ball (repeat as many times as possible)
    -Catch at different parts and levels of the body
    -Throw at wall; catch after one or two bounces
    -Throw at wall and catch on the rebound
Culminating Activity:

  -Peer assessment: Peer will check off critical elements (peer should watch 20 catches)

Closure:

  -Have a student demonstrate correct catching form and audience should repeat critical elements

Extensions:

  -Catch from a toss
  -Catch using more difficult objects
LESSON: Softball Fundamental Skills
Grade Level: 3-5                                                         Lesson # 3
NASPE                                                                                          Virginia Standards of Learning:
1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a           1. Demonstrates proficiency in all fundamental movement skills and patterns and
   variety of physical activities.                                                                competence in several movement forms. (SKILLS)
2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics        2. Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and
   as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.                          specialized movement forms. (MOVEMENT CONCEPTS)
3. Participates in regular physical activity.                                                  3. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness. (FITNESS)
4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.                        4. Demonstrates personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.
5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in             (RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIORS)
   physical activity settings.                                                                 5. Demonstrates a physically active lifestyle including activity within and outside of the
6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social      physical education setting. (PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE)
   interaction.
Equipment Needed:

    -Variety of objects to throw and catch

Warm-Up/Instant Activity:

     -Throw and catch with a partner

Activity/Lesson:

    -Have partners throw and catch with each other
    -Emphasize overhand and then underhand throwing
    -Emphasize critical elements of throwing and catching
    -Switch objects after 20 successful catches (repeat as many times as possible)

Culminating Activity:

    -Partners can check off as a team that they can do the following:
     -throw and catch ten consecutive times___
Culminating Activity, cont.:

   -we can throw underhand using the critical elements_____
   -we can throw overhand using the critical elements_____
   -we can catch using the critical elements______
   -we can “get along”_____

Closure:

  -Students describe the critical elements of catching and throwing

Extensions:

  -Vary distance to partner
  -Vary types of throws (in air, high, medium, low, grounder)
  -Catch on the run
  -Catch on the run and hit a target
LESSON: Softball Fundamental Skills
Grade Level: 3-5                                                         Lesson # 4
NASPE                                                                                          Virginia Standards of Learning:
1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a           1. Demonstrates proficiency in all fundamental movement skills and patterns and
   variety of physical activities.                                                                competence in several movement forms. (SKILLS)
2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics        2. Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and
   as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.                          specialized movement forms. (MOVEMENT CONCEPTS)
3. Participates in regular physical activity.                                                  3. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness. (FITNESS)
4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.                        4. Demonstrates personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.
5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in             (RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIORS)
   physical activity settings.                                                                 5. Demonstrates a physically active lifestyle including activity within and outside of the
6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social      physical education setting. (PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE)
   interaction.
Equipment Needed:

    -Batting tee’s
    -Variety of ball to hit

Warm-Up/Instant Activity:

    -Jog from Tee, around base, back to partner, tag partner and partner repeats

Activity/Lesson:

    Striking
    -Strike a variety of balls off a batting tee (10-20, partner practices catching, then switch
    -Strike a ball off the batting tee, run to a base and back, then switch with partner
    -Repeat above, but keep running back and forth until partner runs to batting tee and yells “stop”
    -Repeat above, but add two bases, three bases
Culminating Activity:

  -Partner assess the correct batting form (10 at bats and switch)

Closure:

  -Have students give critical elements of batting

Extensions:

  -Four players: Switch after two players have batted
  -Put a partner on a base and see if partner can hit him/her home; other team fields the ball and gets it to the tee
LESSON: Softball Fundamental Skills
Grade Level: 3-5                                                         Lesson # 5+
NASPE                                                                                          Virginia Standards of Learning:
1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a           1. Demonstrates proficiency in all fundamental movement skills and patterns and
   variety of physical activities.                                                                competence in several movement forms. (SKILLS)
2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics        2. Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and
   as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.                          specialized movement forms. (MOVEMENT CONCEPTS)
3. Participates in regular physical activity.                                                  3. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness. (FITNESS)
4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.                        4. Demonstrates personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.
5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in             (RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIORS)
   physical activity settings.                                                                 5. Demonstrates a physically active lifestyle including activity within and outside of the
6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social      physical education setting. (PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE)
   interaction.
Equipment Needed:

    -Batting Tee’s
    -Variety of balls
    -Bases

Warm-Up/Instant Activity:

    -Base running in 3’s
    -One player runs the bases, tags next player who runs the bases, repeat with 3rd player (repeat several times)

Activity/Lesson:

    -Game Play:
     -One player strikes the ball (give choice of ball batted) off the tee and runs to a base and back to the tee as many
      times as possible (he/she gets a point for each base touched)
     -Other two players retrieve ball, run it to the tee and say “Gotcha,” take turns retrieving
     -The three players take turns batting
     -Add: Fielder must throw to other retriever to run it in, add two, three more bases
Culminating Activity:

  -Team checklist:
   -we fielded the ball ____ times
   -we successfully batted the ball__ times
   -we successfully ran the bases ____ times
   -we worked as a team____
   -we had fun! ____

Closure:

  -Discuss critical elements of throwing, fielding and base running

Extensions:

  -All teammates play with non-dominant hands
  -Vary base distance
  -Increase the number of players on a team (4-6)

								
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