Grades 9-12 Team Sports

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject Physical Education                  

Grade 9-12

Unit Team Sports                  

Pacing 5 weeks

Essential Question(s):

  • Why do we have to play positions in team sports?
  • How do team sports relate to life?

Big Idea(s):

  • Team sports give us the opportunity to work together for a common goal.
  • Group activities promote sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership & social interaction.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

  • H.10.3.  Demonstrate Understanding of how rules, and safety practices and procedures need to be adjusted for different movement situations
  • H.13.1.  Apply safe practices, rules, procedures etiquette and good sportsmanship in all physical activity settings, and takes initiative to encourage others to do the same
  • H.13.2.  Demonstrate leadership and cooperation in order to accomplish the goals of different physical activities
  • H.9.3. Use complex movements and patterns within a variety of dynamic environments
  • H.9.4. Develop advanced skills in selected physical activities 
  • H.11.3.  Apply, evaluate and analyze critical elements of physical activity concepts to increasingly complex game forms 
  • H.14.5.  Persist in practicing activities to increase specific skill competence in areas of interest.

  “Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)



 Rules/procedures & procedures           



Rules, sportsmanship, procedures


Leadership & cooperation









Demonstrate cooperation

Demonstrate understanding of rules

Demonstrate understanding of safety practices

Demonstrate leadership

Apply safe practice

Apply etiquette

Apply rules

Apply good sportsmanship

Encourage others to take initiative

Accomplish goals of different physical activities (ex: passing, scoring,


2 co

2 co

2 co

2 co

3 ap

3 ap

3 ap


5/1 syn/kn

3 ap

 Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

  • Soccer  - nets, pinnies vests, ball whistle 
  • Lacrossenets, lacrosse sticks, balls, whistle, pinnies 
  • Floor Hockeynets, hockey sticks, face guards, goalie mask, hockey ball, whistle
  • Basketball- basketballs, pinnies, whistle 
  • Volleyball- volleyball, nets, standards, whistle
  • Softballgloves, bats, balls, bases 
  • Field Hockeynets, face guards, field hockey sticks, field hockey ball, whistle 
  • Football- football, pinnies, whistles

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

The following strategies will be used throughout all units, as appropriate.

  • Identifying similarities and difference
  • Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
  • Practice
  • Cooperative learning
  • Setting objective and providing feedback
  • Generating and testing hypothesis
  • Cue, questions, and advance organizers


Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections








Peer teaching/coaching

Team leader

Teacher assistant



Working with health dept

-         Physical activity extend life

-          Activity burns calories

-          Heart rate measurements