The student will gain knowledge and apply the skills and rules of individual sports, team sports, and fitness activities. Activities that will be included are: basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, recreational games, soccer, softball, flag football and weight training. Students will gain understanding of physical fitness and its immediate and long-range effects on the body, health, and life.
In the spring of each year, Smythe Academy is required by the state to administer a physical fitness test to all students in seventh grades. The physical fitness test is a standardized evaluation that measures each student’s ability to perform fitness tasks in six major areas. Students that meet or exceed the standards in all six fitness areas are considered to be physically fit or in the healthy fitness zone (HFZ).
Units of Study
Mr. Arreguin - Track & Field Skill Unit
Mr. McEntee - Flag Football Skill Unit
Below is a description of each sport!
VolleyBall Basic Rules
( A ) Server must serve from behind the restraining line ( end line ) until after contact.
( B ) Ball may be served underhand or overhand.
( C ) Ball must be clearly visible to opponents before serve.
( D ) Served ball may graze the net and drop to the other side for point.
( E ) First game serve is determined by a volley, each subsequent game shall be served by the previous game loser.
( F ) Serve must be returned by a bump only. no setting or attacking a serve.
( A ) Team will rotate each time they win the serve.
( B ) Players shall rotate in a clockwise manner.
( C ) There shall be 4-6 players on each side.
PLAYING THE GAME ( VOLLEY )
( A ) Maximum of three hits per side.
( B ) Player may not hit the ball twice in succession ( A block is not considered a hit ).
( C ) Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on serve.
( D ) A ball touching a boundary line is good.
( E ) A legal hit is contact with the ball by a player body above and including the waist which does not allow the ball to visibly come to a rest.
( F ) If two or more players contact the ball simultaneously, it is considered one play and the players involved may not participate in the next play.
( G ) A player must not block or attack a serve.
( H ) Switching positions will be allowed only between front line players. ( After the serve only ).
( A ) Stepping on or over the line on a serve.
( B ) Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully.
( C ) Hitting the ball illegally ( Carrying, Palming, Throwing, etc. ).
( D ) Touches of the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play. If the ball is driven into the net with such force that it causes the net to contact an opposing player, no foul will be called, and the ball shall continue to be in play.
( E ) Reaching over the net, except under these conditions:
1 - When executing a follow-through.
2 - When blocking a ball which is in the opponents court but is being returned ( the blocker must not contact the ball until after the opponent who is attempting to return the ball makes contact). Except to block the third play.
( F ) Reaches under the net ( if it interferes with the ball or opposing player ).
( G ) Failure to serve in the correct order.
( H ) Blocks or spikes from a position which is clearly not behind the 10-foot line while in a back row position.
Both indoor and outdoor courts are 18 m x 9mi (29'6" x 59').
Track & Field
Track and field (also known as track and field sports and track and field athletics) is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing.
Track and field events are generally individual sports with athletes challenging each other to decide a single victor. The racing events are won by the athlete with the fastest time, while the jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who has achieved the greatest distance or height in the contest. The running events are categorised as sprints, middle and long-distance events, relays, and hurdling. Regular jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while the most common throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. There are also "combined events", such as heptathlon and decathlon, in which athletes compete in a number of the above events.
Flag Football Rules Simplified
|Can be played with up to 9 players on a team, and can be played indoors or outdoors. The field should be longer than it is wider with cones used to determine the centerline.
There will be no kickoff. Play will start on the hash mark near the offensive team's goal line. A coin toss determines who gets first possession of the ball..
Touch down = 6 points
Conversion by running = 1 point Conversion by passing = 2 points
Safety = 2 points
Down- when the ball becomes dead. Four downs (or tries) are allowed to score a touch
down, or cross the centerline. On the fourth down if the offensive team doesn’t
score or reach the centerline they should punt the ball or risk turning over the ball
at the line of scrimmage.
Dead ball- the ball becomes dead when:
a. the ball carrier’s flag becomes detached
b. when any part of the ball carrier’s body other than the hands and feet touch the ground
c. an incomplete pass
d. a fumble
e. when the ball goes out of bounds
Center- the offensive lineman who snaps the football to the quarterback
Defense- the team that does not have possession of the ball
End zone- the area between the goal line and the end line where touchdowns occur
Fake- a move made by a player for the purpose of deceiving an opponent
First down- the first of four attempts to move the football forward into the end zone or to
the center line
Fumble- the ball carrier drops the ball while in their possession. Fumbles become dead
balls and can not be advanced by the recovering team
Handoff- an exchange of the football from the quarterback to a teammate. Only one
off during a series of downs
Interception- when the defense catch a ball that was meant to be caught by the offensive
Line of Scrimmage- Imaginary line drawn from the forward tip of the football to the side
Offense- the team that has possession of the football
Offside- Movement across the line of scrimmage before the football is snapped
Safety- removing the flag of the other team behind their own goal line with the ball
Touchdown- an offensive player having possession of the football in the opponent’s end