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- It is the student’s responsibility to be on time to class. This means that the student will have to be changed and ready to participate within five (5) minutes from when the bell rings to begin class.
- Proper attire for class includes: a full t-shirt (must have sleeves) non-restrictive clothes (i.e. non-denim shorts, sweat pants, wind pants) and sneakers. The clothes may not be the same clothes that a student has worn to school that day or part of a team uniform. Loose jewelry must also be removed before class. Clothing must follow the school’s dress code as stated in the Student Handbook.
- The locker rooms should be used only for physical education clothing and sports equipment. They should not be used to store books, food, etc. Locker rooms are opened before school between 7:25 to 7:35 a.m. for students to put their physical education things in their gym locker.
- Students will be provided an assigned locker and lock. If a student’s lock is lost or stolen, a new lock will be issued to the student for a $5.00 charge.
- NO FOOD OR DRINK is allowed in the gymnasiums or locker rooms. If food or drink is brought to the gymnasiums or locker rooms, students will be required to throw it away.
- To be medically excused from class, students must hand in a medical note from a doctor to the school nurse as well as turn in the medical accommodations sheet (found on the physical education web page) completed from a doctor to their physical education teacher. If the note excuses a student from class for more than two (2) weeks, students must complete a written assignment(s) to earn their physical education credit. If the excuse from time is less than three (3) classes, the student must remain actively involved within the restraints of the doctor’s note to receive physical education credit (i.e. referee, peer coaching, set-up, etc.).
- Any student who is unprepared for class has the opportunity to earn up to a half credit by participating in a modified activity at the teacher’s discretion. If a student chooses not to participate at all, then the student will earn a zero (0) for their daily grade. A third unprepared and each following one after that during the quarter will earn the student one (1) detention.
- All absences other than school-sponsored events (i.e. field trips, athletic events, music rotations) must be made up by going to after school make-up physical education classes held at the end of each quarter or students will not earn credit for that day (no credit = a zero). Students are limited to one music rotation per quarter.
- Students who participate on an Onteora athletic team are required to participate in physical education class in order to be eligible to participate in practice or game that same day.
- Gymnasiums and locker rooms are off limits to those students who are not scheduled for physical education during that period.
Students are expected to be present in physical education class each of their assigned days and be prepared to participate. If a student is absent from class, they will have the opportunity to make up the class after school during the appropriate time without penalty. Family vacations and oversleeping are not approved absences. You must participate in a class to earn the credit.
Directory of units covered this school year.
1st Unit - Super Stars (9/8 - 9/15)
2nd Unit - Soccer (9/18 - 10/6)
3rd Unit - Ultimate Frisbee (10/10 - 10/27)
4th Unit - Speedball (10/30 - 11/17)
5th Unit - Floor Hockey (11/20 - 12/15)
6th Unit - Badminton (1/2 - 1/19)
7th Unit - Volleyball (1/22 - 2/16)
8th Unit - Basketball (2/20 - 3/16)
9th Unit - Softball (3/19 - 4/13)
10th Unit - Flag Football (4/16 - 5/4)
11th Unit - Review (5/7 - 6/5)
*** Between units we will be doing a day of fitness
Class Grading System
Each class students will be evaluated on a 10-point scale. The evaluation is broken down into five categories – On-Time, Warm-Up, Attitude/Effort, On Task, and Sportsmanship which are described below:
On-Time – Student is to be changed into proper physical education attire and ready to participate when class begins (five (5) minutes after the class bell rings).
Warm-Up – Student fully participates in the warm-up exercises that they are asked to perform.
Attitude/Effort – Student is respectful to classmates and instructor, appreciates the value of all activities, encourages and supports others. The student willingly and actively participates to the best of his/her ability and demonstrates self-directed participation.
On Task – Student is focused on the class and is participating in a manner that is relative to the unit. Points will be lost for wandering, standing still, and/or avoiding opportunities to be involved.
Sportsmanship – Student’s conduct and attitude are considered beneficial to other classmates, fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in winning/losing.
Each quarter students will be tested on their skills and knowledge of the current units as described below:
Written Tests – Short assessments of the knowledge, rules and strategies
Skills Tests – Physical assessments of skills required in the current unit (explanation of expectations for each skill test are available on the physical education web page).
Written Assessments – In class and out of class unit specific written assignments.
Soccer Study Guide
Soccer, or futbol as it is known in most of the world, is thought to have begun around 200BC. During the 1300’s, futbol became popular in England and in 1863 the London Futbol Association was formed. The initial meeting of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) was held in Paris in 1904, and attended by representatives of seven nations, all from Europe (Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). Even though the first World Cup was a relatively small affair involving just thirteen countries, it is now a major event on the international sporting calendar. Soccer is now played so widely throughout the world that it takes more than 2 years and in excess of 250 preliminary games simply to determine the participants in the final stages of the competition. Today there is little doubt that soccer’s World Cup, together with the Olympic Games (of which soccer was the first team game to be included in the Olympics) are now the world’s premier sporting events. It wasn’t until 1994 that the United States hosted the World Cup Finals.
✴Strike with instep
✴Contact the top half or middle of the ball (keeps the ball on ground)
✴Use a soft part of your body (foot, thigh, chest)
✴Give with the ball
✴Make it a touch you can use
★ Shooting (Can use passing technique as well, to shoot on goal)
✴Toe pointed down
✴Strike on your laces
★ Ball Control
✴Pull a “V”
★ Playing Defense
✴Stay between your opponent and the ball
✴Mark up off the ball
★ Striker: First line of defense, create scoring opportunities
★ Mid-Field: Defend, support attack, transition from defense to offense, control the middle of the field
★ Defender: Prevent shooting and scoring opportunities, support the attack from the back
★ Goalie: Protect the goal, only player who can use their hands within the 18 yard box
★ Ball Control: making a simple pass to maintain control of the ball (even if it is backwards, towards the goal that you are defending)
★ Give and Go: Passing, moving and getting the ball back right away
★ Pass and Move: After you pass the ball move to open space on the field
Major Fouls: Result in a DIRECT KICK
★ Kicking an opponent
★ Handling the ball with hand/arm
★ Holding an opponent
★ High Kick
Minor Violations: Result in an INDIRECT KICK
★ Kicking the ball more then once on a restart (after a goal, corner kick, penalty kick, etc.)
Kicking at a ball that the goalie has in his or her possession