Ch 4: Team Sports Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The short lesson plans in this chapter make it easy for you to develop lessons geared toward helping your students understand and play team sports. With each lesson plan is one or more lessons you can use to enhance your instruction.

Team Sports Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Teaching team sports involves utilizing your instructional skills to share your knowledge of the history, rules and responsibilities of a variety of sports. This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of team sports and also provides useful tips for planning your lessons. Review lesson plans with classroom discussion topics, activities, learning objectives and more. Also, use the lessons to get reacquainted with team sports concepts. Some topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Soccer's origins, evolution, rules and player responsibilities
  • Skills for playing volleyball
  • Rules and history of ultimate Frisbee
  • Many more team sports topics!

Review the lesson plans anytime, day or night, from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Use the lessons and accompanying quizzes to boost your students' understanding of team sports.

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  • Learning objectives: Makes it easy to ensure you're on track toward developing quality lessons that meet the goals of your curriculum
  • Classroom discussions: Offers discussion topics and activities you can use to enhance your students' comprehension of the team sports you plan to teach
  • Details required class materials: Ensures you have the appropriate materials or equipment needed to teach and help your students play specific team sports

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning team sports lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific team sports topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your team sports class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related team sports lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important team sports concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant team sports-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

44 Lessons in Chapter 4: Team Sports Lesson Plans
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Sportsmanship Lesson Plan

1. Sportsmanship Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you instruct your students about sportsmanship using a text lesson for guidance. Students will then show understanding in role playing and real-life situations.

Sportsmanship: Definition & Examples

2. Sportsmanship: Definition & Examples

This lesson defines the concept of sportsmanship. Then it goes over numerous examples of sportsmanship in a soccer-based scenario, although the same behaviors and acts can be found in most sports.

Sportsmanship Lesson Plan for Elementary School

3. Sportsmanship Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson, students will view examples and discuss the elements of sportsmanship. They will analyze a text about sportsmanship which will aide them in creating their own skit, newsletter or song describing the topic.

Sportsmanship Definition & Examples: Lesson for Kids

4. Sportsmanship Definition & Examples: Lesson for Kids

Sportsmanship is something that can be practiced at athletic events and also in daily life. In this lesson, learn the definition of sportsmanship, and discover ways you can use good sportsmanship with not only teammates but also friends and family.

Soccer Unit Plan

5. Soccer Unit Plan

Soccer is an engaging sport, but it also has a rich history, a great deal of technique and strategy, and a competition like no other - the World Cup. This unit plan will help students of all ages develop a comprehensive view of this exciting sport.

Soccer Lesson Plan

6. Soccer Lesson Plan

If you're beginning a unit on soccer, use this lesson to give your students background information and explain the basic rules of the game. Get students excited about playing soccer by allowing students to 'teach' foundation knowledge.

Soccer Lesson Plan for Elementary School

7. Soccer Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Implementing this lesson plan will help you teach students more about soccer, including the correct terms and uses for equipment, as well as the procedures for playing the game. Then, have students complete the worksheet to check for understanding.

Indoor Soccer Lesson Plan

8. Indoor Soccer Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the rules of indoor soccer and drills used to practice indoor soccer skills. This lesson plan includes games for students to practice their soccer skills, as well as an activity comparing indoor and outdoor soccer.

Indoor Soccer: Rules & Drills

9. Indoor Soccer: Rules & Drills

Soccer is the most popular and widely played sport across the world. Indoor soccer can be thought of as a 'cousin' of soccer, and this lesson will education the reader on the rules and drills of indoor soccer.

Receiving & Turning in Soccer Lesson Plan

10. Receiving & Turning in Soccer Lesson Plan

Teach your students how to receive a soccer ball and turn to play correctly with this lesson plan. Students will start off learning the basics of these two moves, then practice with a few drills.

Soccer Defending Lesson Plan

11. Soccer Defending Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses hands-on activities and movement to teach defending strategies and skills in soccer. Guide student learning first in a whole group, then have them practice cooperatively before putting skills to the test in a game.

Soccer Passing Lesson Plan

12. Soccer Passing Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, students learn different ways to pass a soccer ball. They then put those skills into practice in a gameplay scenario, such as when being attacked by a defender.

Soccer Shooting Lesson Plan

13. Soccer Shooting Lesson Plan

Your students will get a kick out of this lesson plan that uses hands-on skills and movement stations to teach them how to properly prepare for and shoot the ball in soccer. Students work as a whole group, practice cooperatively, then demonstrate understanding independently.

Baseball Lesson Plan

14. Baseball Lesson Plan

Educate your students about the sport of baseball with this lesson plan. The students will read a text lesson, take a follow-up quiz related to the material, and try three fun hands-on activities to reinforce main concepts.

Baseball Skills and Drills

15. Baseball Skills and Drills

It is commonly said that hitting a baseball is the most difficult feat to accomplish in all of sports. Learn about the skills required to play baseball, as well as drills you can do in order to improve these skills.

Softball Lesson Plan for Physical Education

16. Softball Lesson Plan for Physical Education

Are your students ready to play softball? In this lesson plan, students will learn and practice basic skills for the game of softball. Batter up for a fun lesson on softball skills!

Softball Hitting Lesson Plan

17. Softball Hitting Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the proper technique when it comes to hitting a softball. They will have ample opportunities to practice, as well as give and receive warm and cool feedback.

Dodgeball Lesson Plan for Physical Education

18. Dodgeball Lesson Plan for Physical Education

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn to play dodgeball, practice the requisite skills, and demonstrate their abilities to perform various physical movements in a competitive game.

Kickball Lesson Plan for Physical Education

19. Kickball Lesson Plan for Physical Education

This lesson plan will educate your students about the exciting game of kickball. They will learn about the rules and fundamentals of the game, as well as six of the main required skills.

Basketball Lesson Plan

20. Basketball Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan as an introduction to a unit on basketball. Students will read a text lesson, summarize and discuss its contents, and take part in some hands-on activities.

Volleyball Lesson Plan

21. Volleyball Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students the five basic skills necessary to succeed in volleyball. Then set up stations that allow students to put these skills to practice.

Volleyball Skills

22. Volleyball Skills

You may have played volleyball at the last church social, but if you want to be more competitive at the sport, you'll need to learn and practice the five basic volleyball shots. This lesson describes the shots you'll need to know to be the king or queen of the court.

Badminton Lesson Plan

23. Badminton Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan as an introduction to the game of badminton. Students will read a lesson, summarize the rules and objectives in their own words, explain the game to a peer, and finally play it.

Badminton Rules & Equipment

24. Badminton Rules & Equipment

The game of badminton requires only a few pieces of equipment, and the rules are fairly simple, which may be why people have been playing it for 2000 years and an ideal choice for all ages.

Ultimate Frisbee Lesson Plan

25. Ultimate Frisbee Lesson Plan

Playing Ultimate Frisbee is a great physical education activity. Use this lesson plan to guide your students through the rules. Teach them the history of the sport, then set up a course for them to put their understanding to the 'ultimate' test.

Ultimate Frisbee: Rules & History

26. Ultimate Frisbee: Rules & History

Ultimate Frisbee is a fun, no-contact sport with simple rules even the youngest players can learn. This lesson will cover the history of the frisbee, the sport, and the rules of the game.

Team Handball Lesson Plan

27. Team Handball Lesson Plan

Educate your students about the sport of team handball with this lesson plan. They will study a text lesson, take an accompanying follow-up quiz, and participate in three activities which will reinforce newly learned concepts.

Pickleball Lesson Plan

28. Pickleball Lesson Plan

Thinking of teaching your students the game of pickleball? This lesson plan uses an informational text to explain rules, equipment, and strategies for play. Discuss components, then have students put their pickleball skills to the test.

What is Pickleball? - Rules, Equipment & Strategy

29. What is Pickleball? - Rules, Equipment & Strategy

Pickleball is a paddle sport appropriate for all ages and athletic abilities that borrows elements from tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. In this lesson, we'll cover the pickleball rules, equipment requirements, and game strategy.

Football Lesson Plan

30. Football Lesson Plan

Use this lesson to help your students learn and improve football skills. Students read our informational text lesson outlining basic football skills, activities, drills, nutrition, and safety, discussing each along the way before applying to active movement.

Floor Hockey Lesson Plan

31. Floor Hockey Lesson Plan

Planning to teach students how to play floor hockey? This lesson plan uses a reading passage to teach the fundamental skills required by the game and the basics of playing. After reading and discussing the reading, students put their knowledge to the test by playing floor hockey.

Lacrosse Lesson Plan

32. Lacrosse Lesson Plan

Students will learn all about lacrosse. After reading and discussing a nonfiction text about lacrosse, they will put their skills to the test as they act as sports commentators for a professional lacrosse game.

Netball Lesson Plan

33. Netball Lesson Plan

Have your students ever heard of netball? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to teach students the basics of netball and an activity literally gets them in the game.

What is Netball? - Positions & Rules

34. What is Netball? - Positions & Rules

Netball can be an exciting variation on basketball. Learn about netball positions and how they work together to move the ball down the court to the goal.

Rugby Lesson Plan

35. Rugby Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students understand the history, rules, and positions in rugby. Further, students will learn to use the proper terms to explain the sport and follow multistep directions when practicing rugby skills.

Cricket Lesson Plan

36. Cricket Lesson Plan

Teachers can help students understand the English sport cricket and gain background into its history. This lesson plan contains activities that teach students about cricket's rules, objectives, set-up, and traditions.

Cricket: Definition, Rules & History

37. Cricket: Definition, Rules & History

What do you know about the game of cricket? In this lesson we'll take a look at the history and rules of this sport, and give an idea of where and how it is played.

Flag Football Lesson Plan

38. Flag Football Lesson Plan

Flag football is a fun sport for your students to safely play. Your students will learn the rules, drills, and plays of flag football as they read and discuss a text lesson, practice drills, and play a game.

Flag Football: Rules, Plays & Drills

39. Flag Football: Rules, Plays & Drills

Flag football can be thought of as the 'cousin' of traditional American football. Want to learn about the rules, plays, and drills of flag football? If so, you came to the right place!

Friday Night Lights Book Discussion Questions

40. Friday Night Lights Book Discussion Questions

'Friday Night Lights' is a non-fiction book by H. G. 'Buzz' Bissinger about a high school football team in Texas. This asset provides student discussion questions about this book.

Moneyball Movie Discussion Questions

41. Moneyball Movie Discussion Questions

'Moneyball' is a 2011 biographical movie by director Bennett Miller that stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the general manager of the 2001 Oakland Athletics. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this film.

Coach Carter Discussion Questions

42. Coach Carter Discussion Questions

'Coach Carter' is a biographical dramatic film about Ken Carter, a high school basketball coach who made the controversial decision to bench his entire team for academic reasons. The asset provides classroom discussion questions about this movie.

Volleyball Science Project Ideas

43. Volleyball Science Project Ideas

Whether played competitively or just for fun, volleyball is a popular team sport with a surprising number of scientific concepts behind it. This resource provides ideas for science projects with volleyball themes.

Basketball Science Project Ideas

44. Basketball Science Project Ideas

Would you be interested in teaching your 6th through 12th grade students about basketball science? They will cooperate together, as they learn how and why a basketball moves when force is applied to it by an athlete.

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