Sports Skills Teacher Resources

This collection of sports skills resources will have students throwing farther and catching better in no time.
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Warm Up

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Help your young athletes understand the importance of preparing their bodies for activity and preventing injury with this presentation on warming up! This is a general guide to a traditional workout warm-up, and reviews the major stages...
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Train at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Keep your mind and body fit with a fun activity about the five food groups. After going over the functions of fruit, vegetables, grains, meats and beans, and dairy, as well as oils and fats, learners participate in a bean bag toss to...
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Does Height Matter in Sports?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are all gymnasts short and all basketball players tall? The comparison of strength and height does benefit some sports. A sporty video as part of a larger series on physics introduces allometry and the application to sports and medicine. 
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Sports Physiology and Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If I want to build up my heart, where should I start? Science scholars use statistics in a sports physiology setting during an insightful experiment. Groups measure resting and active heart rates and develop a scatter plot that shows the...
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The Science of Distance Running

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Don't run from an informative resource. Individuals view a video in the ACS Reactions series that discusses the science of distance running. It explains how energy, oxygen, and water are necessary for running and describes the mechanics...
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Review of Skills as Sports

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes put together the athletic skills they need to play different sports in the eighth week of this physical education unit. First they work on basic skills like running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Next, children...
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Team Sports 2 - Final Project: One Week Workout Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young athletes get fit and eat healthy with a comprehensive one-week fitness plan. Focusing on nutrition and physical activity, the project provides a tangible way to set goals and create balance.
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Cone Passing

For Students 6th - 12th
Accompany your volleyball lesson with a presentation of the cone passing drill using this brief video demonstration provided by a 14-and-under beach volleyball team. The Canadian team models active foot work and passing skills on one...
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Diamond Passing

For Students 6th - 12th
Expand your volleyball lessons using this video of a 14-and-under volleyball team modeling the diamond passing drill. One player volleys the ball over the net to two other players, who then pass it to each other, and back over the net. 
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Short Court

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with this video modeling a short court drill by a beach volleyball 14-and-under team in which two pairs stand in the right- and left-center positions and volley to their partner over the volleyball net. 
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Simple Setting Reps

For Students 6th - 12th
Upgrade your volleyball lessons using this video showcasing a 14-and-under volleyball team from Canada. The team demonstrates the "simple setting reps" drill where four players stand on one side of the net as another player passes the...
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Serve Around the World

For Students 6th - 12th
Give your volleyball lessons a boost with the Serve Around the World practice drill. Watch this video to observe a demonstration brought to you by a Canadian 14-and-under team where four players stand on one side of the net, and serve...
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Beach Tennis

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with a new drill called, "Beach Tennis". Like a game of tennis, doubles take the court, volley the ball back-and-forth until one side misses and a point is earned. 
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Game Plan

For Students 6th - 12th
Communication is important; especially when you're preparing for a big volleyball match. Here, observe the communication process between a coach and his team members as they discuss the next play. 
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Shot Practice

For Students 6th - 12th
Give your volleyball lessons a boost with this "Shot Practice" video. Here, you will get insight as to how the practice drill is executed with four players standing on one side of the net, shooting the ball to the other side, and...
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Beach Scramble

For Students 6th - 12th
Boost a volleyball lesson with a video showcasing the passing and setting skills. Here, observe a quick game of two on two where a fifth player, or coach, throws the ball into play, and players practice setting the ball for their...
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Dig and Chase

For Students 6th - 12th
Watch a volleyball team as they practice digging and chasing; two pairs of players are served the ball from a coach or teammate, and take turns volleying it ultimately over the net. 
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Two Person Digging Reps

For Students 6th - 12th
Don't let the ball hit the ground! Here, watch as two sets of players volley back and forth, making sure to get every pass before it hits the ground. 
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Peel Reps

For Students 6th - 12th
Give your volleyball lessons or practice a boost with a video showcasing peel repetition. Observe as a coach, or assistant, sets the ball for the players to peel in defense. 
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Pass and Attack

For Students 6th - 12th
Use the pass and attack drill in your next volleyball lesson! But first, watch the video, which demonstrates how volleyball players perform the practice activity. 
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Chase the Line

For Students 6th - 12th
Give your volleyball lessons a boost with a skills practice drill. View the video to learn how to follow the imaginary line at the back of the court to get those far hitting balls. 
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Listen to your Partner

For Students 6th - 12th
Listening to your partner is an important life skill, both on and off the volleyball court. During your next volleyball lesson, watch how one team practices the skill; demonstrated by rotating two pairs passing the ball back and forth,...
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Best of 3

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with a brief video that demonstrates the practice drill, in which two pairs go head-to-head to score the most points within three sets. 
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Volleyball Unit

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Bump, set, and serve a load of volleyball skills to your young athletes. Packed with volleyball terms, rules, and drills, players learn the basics of volleyball. Take the game outside to the sand once players have perfected their...
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Footwork Doubles

For Students 6th - 12th
Accompany your volleyball's team practice or enhance a volleyball lesson's material with this video featuring a footwork drill.
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Shoulder Warm-up

For Students 6th - 12th
Accompany your volleyball lessons with this brief presentation highlighting a shoulder warm-up using pairs and one volleyball between them.
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4 Corner Star Drill

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance practice or introduce a new drill to your volleyball team or physical education class by viewing this instructional video highlighting the 4 Corner Star drill.
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Skills and Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 10th
The first half of this presentation goes through the definitions of skills, and techniques. There are examples given of each definition. There are a couple of slides that break down the different skills into simple and complex, with...
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Creativity and Tactics

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Athletes have to be creative and tactical when participating in a sports activity. All games with opponents require thought, planning, and change of plans. There is an ebb and flow in all sports. There is an opponent in front of a player...
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Jumping - Intermediate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
The standing long jump requires some good arm and leg movement to generate power to get the greatest height and distance. Take a look at these teaching cues to help teach your jumpers what to do with their arms and their legs for optimum...
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Sports: Fitness Gadget Commercial

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Having the right equipment makes sports more enjoyable. An engaging project challenges pupils to write a commercial for wristwear, eyewear, headwear, or footwear using the Scratch block-based coding language. By completing the activity,...
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Math Circuit

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students develop fitness levels and reinforce specific sports skills while integrating basic math.
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Playing in the Snow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice dribbling and passing skills. In this basketball skills lesson, students rotate through a series of winter-themed stations with a partner and practice dribbling while jumping low hurdles, dribbling around "snowmen" and...
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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100th Day of School

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars participate in various motor skill activities while counting to 100. These activities are designed to go with the 100th day of school. They will complete various tasks such as jumping rope, tossing, running, and catching...
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Cardio Kickball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Fast, furious, and fun! An action packed kickball game that keeps everyone moving; that's why it's called cardio kickball. This game can be played inside a gym or outside on a field.
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Corner Ball

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here's a game where players use a variety of ball handling skills. The players may not run when in possessioln of the ball, so it's like a big game of keep away. But there are goals, rather baskets, one in each corner of the gym. So the...
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iMuscle

For Students 9th - 12th
Scientific names and the location of 95 muscles of the human body can be found on the three-dimensional animated man within this award-winning application. After identifying a muscle, delve into exercises that strengthen and stretch....
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Using Word Parts to Infer Meaning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine the importance of physical activities and use word parts to infer meaning to a story. They discuss agility, baseball, and ballet dancing, read an article, and observe a demonstration on breaking down words and examining...
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Soccer Dribbling Individual and Partner

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice dribbling in the sport of soccer. For this soccer dribbling lesson plan, students practice this skill individually and with a partner.
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Place Value Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students increase their cardiovascular endurance through movement. At the same time, they learn place value of numbers to the millionths place.
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FACS: Exercise Physiologist

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Present the exciting career of an exercise physiologist to your teens with a PowerPoint. The slide show explains what this professional does, the education required, the job atmosphere, salary range, and prospects. Finally, viewers will...
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Physical Education Fitness Tests

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students participate in fitness testing. In this personal fitness lesson, students participate in ability, flexibility, strength, and speed testing activities.
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Non Fiction Posters

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A set of very useful posters (in PDF) describing different types of non-fiction texts is here for you. While there isn't an activity, per se, in these worksheets, they could be used as a handy reference for learners who are engaging in...
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Gymnastics Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the importance of having a healthy body by performing gymnastics.  In this physical education lesson plan, students utilize their flexibility and body strength to perform intense physical gymnastic maneuvers with the...
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Red Ribbon Week Stations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars participate in different physical skills that celebrate Red Ribbon Week. In this Red Ribbon Week lesson, students are divided into groups and participate in various learning stations which include jump rope, skipping, and...
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Ping Pong Soccer

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders demonstrate basic soccer concepts using hand-eye coordination and a paddle and a ping pong ball. In small groups, they play a traditional game of soccer, but with each student using a ping-pong paddle with the object...
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Science and Society: Access for All

For Students 6th - 8th
Have your middle schoolers read through this outline about the Special Olympics program and then write a paragraph. This single-page assignment provides lines on which to write the expository paragraph. It makes good practice in writing...