PACER RUN/STEP – UPS. This
Ron’s PFA style Pacer.
We do the pacer run once a week for about 8 weeks during the winter months.
When a student drops out of the run rather than sitting out and watching
until everyone is finished they go to the side of the gym and do step-ups.
The amount of step-ups is on a sliding scale depending on how long they
remained in the pacer run.
EXAMPLE: 5 minute pacer
|Drop out after:
||# of Step-ups
FUNDAMENTALS PFA STYLE - Grades 3 and up
When we have covered all the basic fundamentals of basketball we set up
a relay to cover those skills learned with PFA exercises mixed in.
Number per Team--4-5
Equipment needed:1 ball per person if possible; Step-up boxes, Cones
Game play-Ready Flow
- Begin with 10 sit-ups
- Pick up a ball and do 10 speed dribbles with each hand
- 10 step-ups
- Pick up other ball and dribble weave through the cones
- Dribble to basket and shoot at one of the predetermined
- If shot is made do 5 pushups, if missed do 10 pushups
- Return to start line
Variations: passes to partner
before starting or off the wall. Begin by dribbling against a defender
before the sit-ups.
The Project Fit America program has been a great boost to our curriculum
at Hiawatha Elementary School. The program has allowed me to enhance my
five-point philosophy of Physical Education and building a healthy lifestyle:
- To expose students to a wide variety of activities
- To have a movement based K-2 foundation
- To create lifelong learners
- To promote the concept of fitness as part of a healthy
- To intertwine fitness activities in all areas
RON'S TIPS AND HINTS
I would like to offer the following tips and
- Be Flexible
- Be Adaptable
- Be Willing to Change
- Be a Team Player
- Be Patient
Some other thoughts that may help others:
- Integrate fitness activities into games and activities
that you already do, (i.e. when caught in
a tag game do certain stations or exercises to return).
- Be part of your professional organization and
network with your colleagues. They are your greatest resources.
- Adapt and conceive equipment for indoor use.
Very important in the Midwest due to seasonal weather
(i.e. empty tin cans and boxes from the food service for step up boxes).
- If it isn't working don't throw it away, see
if you can tweak it first.