Speed and Agility Course
The Speed and Agility curriculum focuses on developing and improving Health Related Fitness which includes Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Cardiovascular Endurance, Flexibility and Improved Body Composition. Also included will be Skill Related Fitness emphasizing Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed, Reaction Time and Explosive Power.
The Speed and Agility course will give students the tools and resources needed to be physically fit and healthy for a lifetime. The variety of exercises, techniques and equipment used will allow students to experience many different ways to exercise and improve their athletic performance or just lead to a sound mind and body. Students will understand the importance of setting goals for personal improvement and achievement which will lead to a lifelong understanding of how to maintain adequate physical fitness for a healthy lifestyle.
The Speed and Agility course involves vigorous physical activity designed to improve the student’s strength, speed, fitness and overall body composition. The curriculum is Performance Based and all students will need to demonstrate knowledge, competency and skill development in different areas. Participating on a daily basis along with an honest effort in all areas of our skill development is crucial to improving their overall health and earning a good academic status. Developing and improving the student’s fitness, strength, and cardiovascular levels will only happen with a progressive, systematic approach towards physical, mental and emotional improvement. Failure to do so will have a negative effect on their overall development, safety and grade evaluation/progress report.
HONORS CLASS ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- General knowledge of basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics
- Project which includes Designing a Daily Warm Up, Stretch and Recovery Period
- Project which includes Designing different Strength and Conditioning Programs for Athletes and Non-Athletes
- Project which includes Designing Strength and Conditioning Programs for Pre-Season, In-Season and Post-Season Athletes and their respective sport.
ASSESSMENT AND GRADING:
Students will be assessed on their daily participation, quality of work (effort), and the completion of assigned tasks. The most successful student will be able to demonstrate and master the following:
- Putting forth an Honest Effort on a daily basis
- Being responsible, respectful and accountable for their behavior
- Having a positive work ethic and mature level of self-motivation with self-direction
- The ability to work independently, with other students and to follow directions
- Execute proper exercise and lifting techniques, safety procedures as well as proper use of equipment
- Students Earn 20 Points a Day (10 points = Proper Dress Attire / 10 points = Effort)
- Muscular Strength Test = Core Lifts (Back Squat, Bench Press, Power Clean) Testing occurs every 6 weeks
- Completion of Projects assigned and turned in on time
ILLNESS OR INJURY:
Students that are sick or injured and have a medical excuse will be required to do an Alternative Assignment in order to receive credit. Assignments are designed to help the injured student better understand their injury in medical terms, learn how to manage and rehabilitate and how to try and prevent this type of injury from happening again, if possible.
GAME DAY ATHLETES:
On game days athletes will be required to complete a modification of the work out that was designed for that particular day.
DRESS ATTIRE and ELECTRONICS:
- Athletic Shorts and T-Shirt are required with proper tennis shoes. No boots, sandals, crocs, or open toe shoes are allowed for safety issues.
- No muscle shirts, tank tops, blue jeans, shorts with zippers and buckles.
- No rings, bracelets, or earrings that my catch or damage equipment.
- No cell phones, ear buds, head phones or other electronic
NOTE: There will be running involved on a daily basis, therefore running shoes are the best option to protect the student’s feet, knees and hips.
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