(L1) Gr6: Ultimate

Grade level: 
Grade6
Units: 
Ultimate (Gr6)
Lesson number: 
1

This lesson will focus on students playing a 4v4Ultimate game in which we are really trying hard to show "GOOD TIMING" with our passess.  It is an introductory lesson and students are expected to have some knowledge of playing hot, warm, and cold defense.  There is also an expectation of good sportsmanship and etiquette (spirit of the game).

Tactical Problem: 

Playing a 4v4 game and maintaining possession and advancing the frisbee forward

Lesson Objectives: 
  1. Work together as a team, to make well-timed passes that are hard to defend
  2. Support each other by offering praise and assistance to others
  3. Use good teamwork and skill to advance the ball forward to score
  4. Show good understanding of timing when releasing your passes to teammates
Game 1: 

4v4 or 5v5 Ultimate
Conditions:

  • I point (goal) each time you successfully catch the frisbee in your endzone.
  • Players can only take 1 step with the disc
  • Defenders should use luke-warm defense (1 arms length awayand NO INTERCEPTIONS)
  • Execute a pull after all goals and to start games
Probing Questions: 

How can your teammateshelp you keep the ball and get it forward?
Where are good places for your teammates to move to when they are expecting a pass?
When should you pass the ball?
What is a passing lane?

Practice Tasks: 

Box Game Level 1

  • 2-4 players per team
  • Each player must touch the frisbee before your team attacks the box
  • Avoid other teams by using wide amounts of space and looking for the best open space
  • Use a fake and pivot each time you have possession of the disc
  • All teams will be using the same boxes to score so be aware of others and make smart decisions when cutting to open space
Game 2: 

4v4 or 5v5 Ultimate
Conditions:

  • I point (goal) each time you successfully catch the frisbee in your endzone.
  • Players can only take 1 step with the disc
  • Defenders should use luke-warm defense (1 arms length awayand NO INTERCEPTIONS)
  • Execute a pull after all goals and to start games
Assessment Tool(s): 
teacher
Plicker
Assessment Details: 

Teacher will observe for teams that are functioning well and assist with social cohesion within the teams.
Q/A How well did we time our passes?  What happened when your timing was too late?  What does this tell us about offensive passing strategy?
plickers question will ask students to assess how well their group performed during the Box Game

Closure: 

Discussion about making quick decisions, and getting rid of the ball quickly.  
Discussion about moving the ball forward, but when timing is too late, teammates may need to come to the side or behind the thrower to "support" them.

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