SUNY Cortland Physical Education

Activity Progression


Instructions:



One of the characteristics of effective teachers is their content knowledge. They are able to develop interesting progressions that help students learn the skills they are teaching. Use this template to create a logical progression sequence for a skill, task or activity for students of varying abilities.





The instructor will determine most complex step (or end point) for you. Devise as many steps leading to that end point as you can. These steps should be in order of complexity with the simplest element in the progression at the bottom of the page.





Once you have completed this progression, you should be able to select one or more components from it to use in developing a lesson plan


Skill(s):

MOST COMPLEX SKILL

Tasks (Extensions)

The activities for the whole class

Cues (Refinements)

Secrets to improve performance

Challenges (Applications)

More chances to practice the same tasks

1

Flip ball back and forth between hands.

Soft hands

Can you spread your hands further apart keeping control of the ball?

2

Flip ball back and forth letting the ball hit the water.

Soft hands

Can you spread your hands further apart keeping control of the ball?

3

Spin ball in dominate hand

Soft hands and control

How many seconds can you keep the ball spinning for?

4

Spin ball in non dominate hand

Soft hands and control

How many seconds can you keep the ball spinning for?

5

Flip ball from foot and catch with dominate hand

Soft hands and control

Can you perform 3 out of 5 flips successfully?  

6

Flip ball from foot and catch with non- dominate hand.

Soft hands and control

Can you perform 3 out of 5 flips successfully?

7

Flutter kick (out of water)

Opposition legs, kick hard

Flutter kick for 30 seconds, 45 seconds, and 1 minute.

8

Flutter kick on stomach (in water, on ledge)

Opposition legs, kick hard

Flutter kick for 30 seconds, 45 seconds, and 1 minute.

9

Flutter kick on back (in water, on ledge)

Opposition legs, kick hard

Flutter kick for 30 seconds, 45 seconds, and 1 minute.

10

Flutter kick on stomach the width of pool using boards

Opposition legs, kick hard, breath

Have students race from one side to the other.

11

Flutter kick on back the width of pool using boards

Opposition legs, kick hard, breath

Have students race from one side to the other.

12

Flutter kick on stomach the width of pool

Opposition legs, kick hard, breath

Have students race from one side to the other.

13

Flutter kick on back the width of pool

 Opposition legs, kick hard, breath

Have students race from one side to the other.

14

Freestyle progression- right arm only using board

Back, up, over, in

Can students go a width of the pool doing this progression?

15

Free style progression- left arm only using board

Back, up, over, in

Can students go a width of the pool doing this progression?

16

Freestyle width of pool

Flutter kick, rotate arms

Time the students, who can get the fastest time?

17

Freestyle length of pool

Flutter kick, rotate arms

Can the students make it to one length side of the pool to the other length side without stopping

18

Head up freestyle

Flutter kick, rotate arms, head up

Have partner throw ball in front of swimmer, can swimmer see the ball to get to it

19

Tread Water

Flutter kick, small arm circles

Can the class tread water for 30 seconds, 45 seconds, and one minute?

20

Pass and catch with partner (outside of water)

Elbow higher than shoulder, Wrist flick

Can you and a partner make a proper throw 5 out of 10 times?

21

Pass and catch with partner (outside of water)

Soft hands, diamond

Can you and a partner make a proper catch 5 out of 10 times?

22

Pass and catch with partner (in water)

Elbow higher than shoulder, wrist flick

Can you and a partner make a proper throw 5 out of 10 times?

23

Pass and catch with partner (in water)

Soft hands, diamond

Can you and a partner make a proper catch 5 out of 10 times?

24

Pass and catch dropping ball in water first

Elbow higher than shoulder, wrist flick

Can the students perform this skill in the deep end while treading water?

25

Pass and catch dropping ball in water first

Soft hands, diamond

Can the students perform the skill in the deep end while treading water?

26

Flutter kick to a pass and catch

Flutter kick, elbow higher than shoulder, wrist flick

Can the students make 3 out of 5 throws successfully?

27

Flutter kick to a pass and catch

Flutter kick, soft hands, diamond

Can the students make 3 out of 5 catches successfully?

28

Pass and catch with one defender

Fake, move, throw

How many times can you make a successful pass with a defender trying to block you?

29

Pass and catch with two defenders

Fake, move, throw

How many times can you make a successful pass out of 5 times?

30

Shooting to a open net

Elbow higher than shoulder, wrist flick, follow through

How many times can your group hit the target, given 3 minutes?

LEAST COMPLEX SKILL

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