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The ultimate participant


To learn about sport participation and teamwork through ultimate frisbee.

Unit aim

To develop the skills and knowledge required to participate tactically and socially in a physical activity.

General overview

This unit involves students working as a team to develop tactics, strategies and a sense of self worth when confronted with a new game. They will realise the importance of rules and total involvement as being key ingredients to a successful team game.

Key area(s) of learning

Sport Studies, Physical Activity.

Underlying concepts

This unit will enable students to develop an understanding of how the environment in which they live affects their personal well-being and that of society (health promotion); and develop respect for the rights of others through accepting other's abilities and demonstrating tolerance (attitudes and values).


Learning outcome

Learning experiences

Assessment opportunities

3B4 Students will participate in a class ultimate competition and describe how participating in ultimate, affects their ability to behave cooperatively with others. Students discuss the rules and strategies for ultimate.Students list the advantages and disadvantages of working cooperatively as a team in a team sport.Students discuss how competition affects their ability to behave cooperatively. Students provide peer feedback on the use of cooperative team strategies.
4C3 Students will describe and demonstrate different types of on-field communication and devise team calls, which will assist their team to work efficiently and supportively. Students compare and categorise different phrases, which are used on-field.Students create and practise their own calls to help inform and support fellow players in a game situation. Students demonstrate what their "calls" are.Students record the team calls used in the game.
3C2 Students will recognise instances of discrimination during ultimate games and act responsibly to support their rights and feelings and those of others. Students discuss and record examples of discrimination.Student list their rights and responsibilities in playing ultimate.Students devise a code of fair play and enforce this code. Formalise the code of fair play.Students provide peer feedback on the use of cooperative team strategies.

Possible lesson sequence:

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Students worksheets:

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