(Intermediate 3-5)

(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Joel White, Brian Devore, Dan Law, Ben Connery, Colin Arvanitakis
Special Contributions: Rich Barnes, Bob Edwards, Paige Morrison, Jamie Brown, Victor Spadaro, Kate Darpino, Angelica Fox, and Deedi Brown
Design: Jennifer Truong

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. Interestingly, it’s also one of the oldest, with evidence of its origins dating back to 1100 AD. The current version of the game is a combination of the variations played by the people native to North America (Canada and the US) with European influences. This module was created as an introduction to the sport with a focus on basic ballcontrol skills (cradling, scooping, catching, and throwing).

Module Documents

Activity Plans


Teacher Evaluation

  • Teacher Self-Evaluation/Reflection Guide:

National Standards and Outcomes Focus for Lacrosse

Standard 1.Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  • Standard 1 [E6.3-4] Performs a sequence of locomotor skills, transitioning from one skill to another smoothly/without hesitation (3); Combines traveling with manipulative skills of dribbling, throwing, catching, and striking in teacher- and/or student-designed small-sided practice tasks (4).
  • Standard 1 [E16.3-4] Catches a gently tossed hand-sized ball from a partner, demonstrating four of the five critical elements of a mature pattern (3); Catches a thrown ball above the head, at chest/waist level, and below the waist using a mature pattern in a non-dynamic environment (4).
  • Standard 1 [E26.4-5] Combines traveling with the manipulative skills of dribbling, throwing, catching, and striking in teacher- and/or student designed small-sided practice task environments (4); Combines manipulative skills and traveling for execution to a target (5).

Standard 2.Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

  • Standard 2 [E1.3,4a,5] Recognizes the concept of open spaces in a movement context (3); Applies the concept of open spaces to combination skills involving traveling (e.g., dribbling and traveling) (4a); Combines spatial concepts with locomotor and non-locomotor movements for small groups in game environments (5).
  • Standard 2 [E2.3-5] Recognizes locomotor skills specific to a wide variety of physical activities (3); Combines movement concepts with skills in small sided practice tasks, gymnastics, and dance environments (4); Combines movement concepts with skills in small-sided practice tasks/games environments, gymnastics, and dance with self-direction (5).

Standard 3.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

  • Standard 3 [E2.3-5] Engages in the activities of physical education class without teacher prompting (3); Actively engages in the activities of physical education class, both teacher-directed and independent (4); Actively engages in all the activities of physical education (5).
  • Standard 3 [E6.3-5] Identifies foods that are beneficial for pre- and post physical activity (3); Discusses the importance of hydration and hydration choices relative to physical activities (4); Analyzes the impact of food choices relative to physical activity, youth sports & personal health (5).

Standard 4. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

  • Standard 4 [E6.3-5] Works independently & safely in physical activity settings (3); Works safely with peers & equipment in physical activity settings (4); Applies safety principles with age-appropriate physical activities (5).

Standard 5. Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

  • Standard 5 [E2.3-5] Discusses the challenge that comes from learning a new physical activity (3); Rates the enjoyment of participating in challenging and mastered physical activities (4); Expresses the enjoyment and/or challenge of participating in a favorite physical activity (5).
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About the Author:

Aaron's passion for physical education is cause for some to question his sanity. At home he loves working on his tiny farm in Upstate New York, eating homegrown veggie soup, and spending time with his family.