Pickleball First Steps epub
EbookPickleball First Steps will help elementary and middle school physical educators and pickleball instructors working at clubs, camps, and park and recreation departments introduce this irresistible sport to students. This ebook offers a detailed curriculum for teaching children in grades 4 through 8 (ages 8-14). Written by two pickleball experts who are veteran physical educators, the lesson plans are sequenced to help kids move from beginner level to being able to play—and enjoy—this fun sport.
Pickleball First Steps will help teachers and instructors do the following:
- Understand the content and how to most effectively teach it
- Incorporate the lesson plans into an existing curriculum
- Adapt teaching methods to be developmentally appropriate for the ages and skill levels they are working with
- Make learning fun for the kids with numerous games
- Create excitement to play this sport
The ebook is organized into two sections, with the first section covering topics about how to teach this sport to young people. The second section offers 10 lessons that focus on the rules, tactics, and skills of pickleball, such as the dink, the drop shot, the serve, ground strokes, and more. The book also provides many engaging and instructional lead-up games to introduce the kids to the sport and the skills involved.
Schools, clubs, camps, park and recreation departments, and other organizations will benefit from purchasing Pickleball First Steps—the first step to offering solid and engaging instruction for a lifetime sport that is safe, gets participants moving, and helps them enjoy being physically active.
AudienceEbook for (1) elementary and middle school physical educators and (2) pickleball instructors at clubs, camps, park and recreation departments, and similar organizations.
Table of ContentsAbout Pictona Prime
Part I. Preparing to Teach
National Physical Education Standards
How to Use the Lesson Plans
Using Mastery Boards
Principles of Teaching and Learning
Part II. Lesson Plans
Lesson 1. How the Game Is Played
Lesson 2. Paddle and Ball Handling
Lesson 3. The Dink
Lesson 4. The Drop Shot
Lesson 5. The Serve
Lesson 6. Ground Strokes
Lesson 7. Return of Serve
Lesson 8. The Volley and Block
Lesson 9. Game Tactics
Lesson 10. Game Progressions
Appendix A. Mastery Boards
Appendix B. Lessons in Brief