SUNY Cortland Physical Education

Nicole DeSalvia- Polo Lesson

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

Polo Tournament Day!! 6 Chuckker played school wide for a polo prizee

Include all types of passes, slow smooth strikes, defense use bumps and hooks, roll ins when ball goes out of bounds

Time

2

Polo Game, 6 Chukkers (periods 7 mins long) all standard polo rules apply

Slow smooth strikes w mallet to pass and shoot.

Time

3

Mini Polo Game- 4 v 4 , keeping rules in mind- R hand mallet, defense may hook and bump- boundaries count, ball rolled in when it goes out.

Slow smooth strikes w mallet to pass and shoot.

15 min games

Amount of time, size of goals and field.

4

4 v 4 w target-target player stands on sidelines and helps as an extra pass, each team looks to score using

Slow smooth strikes w R hand to pass and shoot. Use hooks and elbow taps on defense

# of passes before shot, use of target players

5

3 v3 w. target- target player stands on sidelines and helps as an extra pass, each team looks to score using

Slow smooth strikes w R hand to pass and shoot. Use hooks and elbow taps on defense

# of passes before shot, use of target players

6

4 v 3 drill, offense works on passing, defense on hooks and bumps

Defense use elbow taps and hooks to get ball, Offense stay spread in a triangle

# of passes before shot

7

Man down drill 3 offense v 2 defense- O looking to shoot, D defends with hooks and bumps

Defense use elbow taps and hooks to get ball, Offense stay spread in a triangle

# of passes before shot

8

Shooting Drill, line upon the 3pt line w a goal under the hoop- rapid fire towards goal- works on aim

Slow smooth strike- aim for net

# of shots

9

Gallop while steering L, pass w your R- a “Tail Shot” (behind pony/own behind)

Steer L, Pass w R behind

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

10

Canter while steering L, pass w your R- a “Tail Shot” (behind pony/own behind)

Steer L, Pass w R behind

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

11

Trot while steering L, pass w your R- a “Tail Shot” (behind pony/own behind)

Steer L, Pass w R behind

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

12

Walk while steering L, pass w your R- a “Tail Shot” (behind pony/own behind)

Steer L, Pass w R behind

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

13

Gallop steering  w. L pass R with a Belly shot (under pony/between legs) to a partner

Steer L, pass w R w. belly shot under pony/between legs to partner

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

14

Canter steering  w. L pass R with a Belly shot (under pony/between legs) to a partner

Steer L, pass w R w. belly shot under pony/between legs to partner

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

15

Trot steering  w. L pass R with a Belly shot (under pony/between legs) to a partner

Steer L, pass w R w. belly shot under pony/between legs to partner

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

16

Walk steering  w. L pass R with a Belly shot (under pony/between legs) to a partner

Steer L, pass w R w. belly shot under pony/between legs to partner

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

17

Gallop Steering L, pass  to partner on the “near side” (L side of horse)

Steer L, Pass w right hand on LEFT side of horse

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes/speed

18

Canter Steering L, pass  to partner on the “near side” (L side of horse)

Steer L, Pass w right hand on LEFT side of horse

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes

19

Trot Steering L, pass  to partner on the “near side” (L side of horse)

Steer L, Pass w right hand on LEFT side of horse

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes

20

Walk Steering L, pass  to partner on the “near side” (L side of horse)

Steer L, Pass w right hand on LEFT side of horse

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes

21

Gallop steering L, pass forehand R

Steer L, Partner pass R

Increase/Decrease distance/ # of passes

22

Canter steering L and pass forehand R to partner

Steer L,  partner pass R

Increase/Decrease Distance/# of passes

23

Trot steering L and pass forehand w R t partner

Steer L, partner pass R

Increase/Decrease distance/ #of passes

24

Walk steering w L and pass forehand to partner w R

Steer L, Partner Pass w R

Increase/ Decreased Distance # of passes

25

Gallop while steering/changing direction w. L hand, while dribbling w R

Steer L, Control ball w mallet on R

Increased/Decreased Speed

26

Canter while steering/changing direction w. L hand, while dribbling w R

Steer L, Control ball w mallet on R

Increased/Decreased Speed

27

Trot while steering/changing direction w. L hand, while dribbling ball w R

Steer L, Control ball w mallet on R

Increased/Decreased Speed

28

Walking while changing direction with L hand, and striking ball (dribbling) w R

Steer L, Control ball w mallet on R

Increased/Decreased speed

29

Gallop w/ speed while steering w L, R on mallet

Steer w/ L, R ready for game play

Increased/Decreased Speed

30

Trotting/Canter steering left and right with left hand, and R hand holds mallet

Steer Left, Right ready for pass

Increased/ Decreased speed

31

Walking with reigns in L, Mallet in R

Left steers while moving, right is ready for a pass

Increased/decreased speed

32

Holding Mallet in right hand and Steering with The left

Right hand passes, left hand steers

Increased/decreased speed

33

Picking up speed in a Gallop

When in a canter, nudge the sides of the horse with your feet to pick up speed

Pull back on reigns to slow horse.

34

Moving into a Canter

After up to trot speed, pick up more by lightly kicking the horses side

Pull back on reigns to slow horse

35

Moving into a Trot

Kick side of horse a bit more forcefully, they will speed up

If too fast pull back gently on reigns.

36

Starting a Ride

Lightly with each foot nudge the horse in their side to make them start walking.

37

Stopping a Horse

Pull back evenly on reigns and say “Woaahh”- do not jerk!

Varies depending on speed.

38

Steering a Horse

To turn right, pull reigns lightly to the right, to turn left- pull reigns lightly to the left

Angle of turn, more force sharper angle, less force wide angle.

39

Mounting a horse

Right Foot up, pull with upper body and right leg, swing left leg over

Height of horse

40

Saddle a horse

Throw saddle on  back and tie securely on with buckles

LEAST COMPLEX SKILL

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