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.

How It Helps

  • 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

How It Works

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.

47 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 Lesson Plan

5. 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.

The Origins & Evolution of Soccer

6. The Origins & Evolution of Soccer

The modern origins of soccer are found in 19th century England. Since then, it has spread to every corner of of the earth and is currently the most popular sport in the world. In this article, learn about its development and evolution.

The Rules of Soccer & Responsibilities of Players

7. The Rules of Soccer & Responsibilities of Players

Soccer is the world's most popular sport. Its rules and the roles of soccer players are easy to learn and coach. In this lesson, learn about the details that frame 'the beautiful game.'

Soccer Lesson Plan for Elementary School

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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.

Basketball Skills, Activities & Safety

22. Basketball Skills, Activities & Safety

Who hasn't been impressed by basketball greats like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird? In this lesson, we'll define the different offensive and defensive basketball skills and highlight activities to improve them, as well as review safety practices. We'll also delve into the mental side of the sport.

Volleyball Lesson Plan

23. 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

24. Volleyball Skills

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

Badminton Lesson Plan

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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.

Team Handball: Techniques, Equipment & Rules

30. Team Handball: Techniques, Equipment & Rules

Team handball, an Olympic sport, combines aspects of basketball, hockey, and soccer to create a fast-paced, grueling team game. Learn about various aspects of this exciting sport.

Pickleball Lesson Plan

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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.

How to Develop Football Skills

34. How to Develop Football Skills

In this lesson we encompass the various methods for developing football skills. We also discuss the ever-changing role of injury and concussion prevention that is occurring along with an overview of crucial nutrition.

Floor Hockey Lesson Plan

35. 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.

Fundamental Floor Hockey Skills

36. Fundamental Floor Hockey Skills

To the everyday viewer, floor hockey is entertaining and full of action. However, there's a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to participating in this game. Many key fundamental skills come into play to safely and successfully compete.

Lacrosse Lesson Plan

37. 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.

How to Play Lacrosse: Rules & Scoring

38. How to Play Lacrosse: Rules & Scoring

In this lesson you will learn how to play the game of lacrosse. The origin of the sport, player positions, the rules of the game, and scoring will be discussed.

Netball Lesson Plan

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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.

How to Play Rugby: Rules & Positions

42. How to Play Rugby: Rules & Positions

In this lesson, you will learn how to play the exciting sport of rugby. You will learn a little bit about the history of rugby, its basic rules, and about the different positions you can play.

Cricket Lesson Plan

43. 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

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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!

Soccer Unit Plan

47. 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.

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