Flag Football

  • Topic: Flag football


    PA Standards: 

    -10.3.12. D      -10.5.12. B

    -10.4.12. A      -10.5.12. C

    -10.4.12. B      -10.5.12. E

    -10.4.12. D      -10.5.12. F

    -10.5.12. A 


    Lesson Objectives: The students will demonstrate:

    -How to throw

    -How to catch

    -How to move to the open space

    -How to guard a defender



                The students will get in their assigned seating areas, and go through the routine of stretching.  Hanging straight down, then down to the right, left, and middle.  The students will then put their right foot over their left and hang down, and then they will switch.  The students will then proceed to sit on the floor.  The students will keep their legs straight, and touch their toes straight out in front.  Now they will spread their legs and go down to the right, then the left, and then the middle. The butterfly stretch will follow, and then they will end with spinal twisters. After all stretching the students will then do 10 crunches, and 10 push-ups.  Then they will begin a 4 minute jog.  


    Guided Practice:

    Students will be grouped in teams.  In their teams the students will have the opportunity to play offense, and defense.  The offense must have 1 quarterback, and everyone else plays receiver.  The quarterback will throw to the open receiver, and once the receiver catches the ball they will run.  A defender must pull the flag of the receiver in order to “tackle” them.  Where the flag is pulled is where the offense will play the next down.  The defense is to play defense, and try to break up any passes.  They will have a 7 second Mississippi rush, and after that they can rush the quarterback.  The quarterback can scramble, but will not be allowed to run past the line of scrimmage.

                The first down will be the half court line, and the students will have 4 opportunities to get a first down. There is no pitching of the football.  The endzone will be behind the basketball baseline box.  The out of bounds will be the blue sideline boxes, or if the class is a large class it will be the red volleyball lines that are outside the blue box. 



                Answer any student questions about football.