Ninth Grade PE General Information

Welcome to the ninth grade physical education class website. During the upcoming semester, you will begin to understand the values of physical fitness throughout many different units.  The units that will be covered are a general fitness unit, which explores the five health-related components of fitness, a basketball unit, a volleyball unit, a badminton unit, and finally the low ropes challenge course.

Fitness

During this unit, your current level of fitness will be assessed using the Physical Best Fitnessgram; this assessment will evaluate your cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility and inform you if you are currently in the healthy fitness zone.  After completing the Fitnessgram and learning your results, you will be learning about multiple fitness concepts and how to apply them in effective ways to increase your own level of fitness.

Low Ropes Course

During this unit, students will be working on developing effective communication, trust, and team building skills to accomplish many different tasks. They will engage in many different problem-solving initiatives along will accomplishing the low ropes course.

Basketball

Larry Bird once said, “First master the fundamentals,” which just happens to be the focus of this unit.  Each student will have multiple opportunities to develop his or her overall fundamental skills in the game of basketball. The fundamental skills that we will be covering are as follows:  dribbling, passing, shooting, and basic person-to-person defense.  Finally, students will have the opportunity learn about the history and strategies used in this great game.

Volleyball

During this unit, students will learn the fundamental skills to the game of volleyball.  Each student will have multiple opportunities to develop his or her overall fundamental skills in this particular game. The fundamental skills that we will be covering are as follows:  pass, set, underhand serve, overhand serve, and the hit.  Finally, students will have the opportunity learn about the history and strategies used in this great game.

Badminton

During this unit, students will learn the fundamental skills to the game of badminton.  Each student will have multiple opportunities to develop his or her overall fundamental skills in this particular game. The fundamental skills that we will be covering are as follows: serving, underhand clear, overhand clear, drop shot, and smash.  Finally, students will have the opportunity learn about the history and strategies used in this great game.