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Castle Pines

Middle School (6-8) P. E.

Greetings parents and students!

 

We are so excited in the PE department to see all of the Castle Pines students' familiar faces and smiles again, while welcoming all of the new ones as well.  Please also help welcome our new middle school PE instructor Jacob Tocco.  We are happy and lucky to have him as part of our team. 

 

Students are receiving a bit of teams sports and personal fitness this trimester as both Coach Tocco and Coach Hand are collaborating and creating a 'best of both worlds' type of in-person curriculum.  Check out the updates below to see what we are doing each week.  As always, please let either of us know if you have any questions or need anything.  Thank you so much, and it is great to be back at Castle Pines!

 

02/28/22-03/04/22

Coach Hand and Coach Tocco

Pre-Assessments and FitnessGram

After a quick orientation and syllabus presentation, students are fully immersed in pre-assessments in the coming week.  To become more consistent and to be able to analyze data even more thoroughly this year, we are using FitnessGram (a national and standardized PE website) to conduct all of our pre and post assessments.  Assessments include a mile run, the pacer test, the shoulder flexibility test, the push-up test, and the curl-up test which measures core strength.  Each student's results and data will be available for review by students and parents alike via each student's FitnessGram account.

 

03/07/22-03/25/22 -Volleyball-Coach Hand and Coach Tocco

Volleyball is an Olympic sport for both males and females that students will participate in next. Students will receive instruction and practice time for bumps, sets, spikes/tips, and serving. They will also learn the general rules and serving rotation. Effective teamwork, sportsmanship, and communication are also a focus. This unit will culminate with students demonstrating their development during full speed scrimmages.  This unit includes a short quiz on some of the main concepts of volleyball.

 

3/28/22 - 4/15/22 Ultimate Handball/ CMAS testing

Handball is an exciting game that combines two games, Ultimate Frisbee and Soccer. It is a popular sport in Europe and offers a combination of all of the skills we have worked on so far this year. Students will strategize with their team to move the ball down the court without letting it touch the ground or getting it intercepted. This unit will include a short quiz on the rules of the game.

 

4/13/22- 4/22/22-Basketball

Although March Madness is over, NBA playoffs are kicking off!  So this is a great time for Basketball.  Students will develop fundamental skills including dribbling, passing, and shooting.  They will not only become familiar with the rules of the game, but also offensive and defensive strategies.  Students will participate in full-speed scrimmages and be quizzed on their knowledge of general basketball rules, gameplay and fundamentals.  Keep in mind, as the weather is getting nicer, we will be periodically taking advantage of warm days to begin one of our popular outdoor units including flag football and soccer.

 

4/25/22-5/6/22-Flag Football

Are you ready for some football?!  Students will learn how to catch and throw the football, offensive strategy including running and throwing plays, and how to work together as one cohesive unit while demonstrating good sportsmanship. We will do all of this with the luxury of not being tackled as we have breakaway flag belts.

 

5/9/22-5/13/22- Post Assessments-Hand and Tocco

All students will complete post assessments this week. The post tests are exactly the same as the ones that were administered at the beginning of the school year. Assessments include a mile run, the pacer test, the shoulder flexibility test, the push-up test, and the curl-up test which measures core strength.  Each student's results and data will once again be available for review by students and parents alike via each student's FitnessGram account

 

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