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  • 2016 - 2017 Girls Strength and Conditioning Syllabus

    2016 - 2017 Girls Strength and Conditioning Syllabus

    aemiller@exeter.k12.pa.us

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Students enrolled in strength and conditioning learn about and participate in weight training, plyometric training, cardiovascular training, and flexibility training.  All exercises implemented are based on the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Guidelines.  The students learn about human anatomy, nutrition, weight training philosophies and methods, and basic biomechanics.  When students leave the program, they will have the skills and knowledge to develop and implement their own fitness routine.  This course may be taken as an elective.  

    Prerequisite:  90% or above in fitness or previous Strength and Conditioning; Must obtain course instructor approval

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    1. The students will develop and increase proper weight training knowledge and technique.
    2. The students will develop and increase muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, agility, and flexibility.
    3. The students will increase their self esteem and feeling of well-being.
    4. The students will increase their knowledge of strength training anatomy.
    5. The students will leave the program with the skills, knowledge, discipline, and desire to develop and implement an individual fitness program which is functional.

     

    GRADING PROCEDURES:

    1. Workout intensity and attitude.
    2. Proper lifting and spotting technique
    3. Completion of proper warm-up, workout, and cool-down.
    4. Maintenance of weight room equipment.
    5. Proper dress = athletic sneakers tied and laced tightly; socks; t-shirt; appropriate length shorts to mid thigh/athletic pants.
    6. Workout journal - must be completed DAILY
    7. Sportsmanship - positivity and support of all classmates
    8. Performance on lifting tests: air squat, front squat, overhead squat, shoulder press, push press, push jerk, deadlift, sumo deadlift high pull, medicine ball clean

     

    GRADING SCALE:

    Each student will be evaluated daily on the components listed above.  The following breakdown will be used to determine points:

    • 4 Points = meets all components without question
    • 3 Points = workout intensity is good but not 100% of their effort and/or not   performing correct lifting/spotting technique
    • 2 Points = instructor had to intervene to keep student participating in workout and/or student does not meet another component
    • 1 Point = instructor had to intervene more than once to keep student participating in workout and/or student does not meet 2 other components
    • 0 Points = student does not dress for class or has to be removed due to inappropriate behavior

     

    MISSED WORK:

    It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher(s) when he/she is absent from class to make arrangements to make up any missed assignments and/or assessments.

     

    • All missed assignments and/or assessments must be made up within three school days from the day the student returns from the absence.

     

      • Students with doctor’s notes for extended absences will be required to make up missed participation in class by completing course relevant written assignments within one class period.
      • ****Due to the fact that fitness class is based on participation, students who have class daily for the quarter may only miss six (6) classes for any reason (Dr. notes, Guidance apt., absent, vacation, etc.) after 6 days the grade for each missed class is a zero. This includes a doctor’s note requiring a student to be excused for medical reasons.  Students with medical excuses may not miss more than 25% of classes.  Students that surpass this mark will be withdrawn, and the course will have to be made up at a later date.  Excused missed classes can be made up by completing alternate written assignments via google docs within 3 days of the missed class, or by engaging in 30 minutes of physical activity before or after school.  Make-ups dates and times must be arranged with the instructor.

     

    OTHER PROCEDURES:

      • All students must secure and lock all personal belongings in their assigned locker.  (Clothing, Chrome Book, Wallet, Cell Phone, etc.)  Failure to do so is at one’s own risk.
      • No food, drinks (other than water), gum allowed in the locker room or fitness facilities.
      • All items must be removed from assigned lockers by the last day of scheduled class.
      • Students are not to cut through the gyms to enter locker room.  Please use the stairwells to avoid disrupting classes and tracking dirt through the gyms.
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  • 2016 - 2017 Fitness Syllabus

    2016-2017 Fitness Course Syllabus

      • Course Description: Fitness courses stress the physical and social development of the high school student.  Lifetime and personal fitness skill development, teamwork, and improving exercise, personal responsibility and fitness levels all contribute to the total well-being of the student.
      • Course Objectives: Students will develop a healthy level of physical fitness and improve technique and skill levels.  Students will also develop knowledge of personal fitness, personal responsibility, lifetime activities and team sports.
      • Course Requirements: Preparation - Students will change into athletic shorts/pants and athletic t-shirts that are school appropriate.  Blue and white colors are recommended to promote school spirit. Athletic sneakers that can be tied and laced, and socks are also required. Absolutely no sleeveless shirts, pajama pants, V-necks, cut-offs, jeans, or hiking boots.   Participation- Students will participate in all activities and only be excused from participation with a valid doctor’s excuse. Failure to change and participate in three or more classes during a marking period will result in failing fitness class during that marking period with a 59%.
      • GRADING: Grades are based on participation and effort (intensity and attitude), as well as preparation (proper dress, punctuality).  Announced skill tests, quizzes, and written tests are also administered.
      • 0 POINT – NO EFFORT /REMOVED FROM ACTIVITY/DID NOT PARTICIPATE
      • 1 POINT – LITTLE EFFORT/UNCOOPERATIVE/BELOW BASIC SKILL LEVEL
      • 2 POINT – SOME EFFORT/SOMEWHAT COOPERATIVE/BASIC SKILL LEVEL
      • 3 POINT – MODERATE EFFORT/MOSTLY COOPERATIVE/SATISFACTORY SKILL LEVEL
      • 4 POINT – HIGH EFFORT/ALWAYS COOPERATIVE/PROFICIENT SKILL LEVEL
      • Missed Work:
      • It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher(s) when he/she is absent from class to make arrangements to make up any missed assignments and/or assessments.

     

    • All missed assignments and/or assessments must be made up within three school days from the day the student returns from the absence.

     

      • Students with doctor’s notes for extended absences will be required to make up missed participation in class by completing course relevant written assignments within one class period.
      • ****Due to the fact that fitness class is based on participation, students who have class every other day  for the quarter may only miss three (3) classes & students who have class daily for the quarter may only miss six (6) classes for any reason (Dr. notes, Guidance apt., absent, vacation, etc.) after 3/6 days the grade for each missed class is a zero. This includes a doctor’s note requiring a student to be excused for medical reasons.  Students with medical excuses may not miss more than 25% of classes.  Students that surpass this mark will be withdrawn, and the course will have to be made up at a later date.  Excused missed classes can be made up by completing alternate written assignments via google docs within 3 days of the missed class, or by engaging in 30 minutes of physical activity before or after school.  Make-ups dates and times must be arranged with the instructor.

     

    Fitness Class Procedures:

      • All students must secure and lock all personal belongings in their assigned locker.  (Clothing, Crome Book, Wallet, Cell Phone, etc.)  Failure to do so is at one’s own risk.
      • No food, drinks (other than water), gum allowed in the locker room or fitness facilities.
      • All items must be removed from assigned lockers by the last day of scheduled class.
      • Students are not to cut through the gyms to enter locker room.  Please use the stairwells to avoid disrupting classes and tracking dirt through the gyms.
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  • Fitness Class Missed Class/Make-up Work Instructions

    Medical Excuse OR Missed Class Make-Up Work

     

    Any students exceeding the 3 absences allotted per quarter OR with a written doctor’s note on file with the school nurse can earn their 4 class points each day by completing a reading/written assignment.

     

    1.  Find an online article that is relevant to the missed class.
    • I.E. If you missed a Fitness class in which Badminton was being taught, you need to find an article about Badminton.  
    • Check Skyward if you are not sure what you missed.
    1.  Read the article.  

         3.  Create a Google doc & name the Google Doc “First Initial, Last Name, Date of missed class”

                    (I.E. A Miller 9/19/15)

     

       4.  Each assignment must be 4 paragraphs long.  Each paragraph must be 4-6 sentences long.

    1.  Paragraph 1: Identify the title of the article, author & summarize the main idea(s).
    2.  Paragraph 2: Discuss 2-4 key points from the article.
    3.  Paragraph 3: Summarize how this article is relevant to what you missed in class.
    4.  Paragraph 4: Explain how you intend to use what you have learned from the article in Fitness-Strength class/real life.

     

    5.  Cut, paste & fill in the form below & attach it to the top of your document

               Class day (even/odd) & period:

               Day & Date of missed class:

               Due date of assignment:

               Topic of missed class:

               Link to article:

               Title of article:

               Author of article:

     

    6.  Due Dates

    • If you are excused for medical reasons & present in school, this assignment must be sent via Google Docs BY THE END OF THE NEXT CLASS PERIOD that you are present in school.  
    • If you are completing the assignment due to excessive absences, this assignment must be submitted via Google Docs within 3 school days of the class absence.  

     

    7.  Anything incomplete or turned in after the deadline will be given a zero.




    SAMPLE ASSIGNMENT IS ON NEXT PAGE




     

    Class Day: Even

    Class Period: 1st

    Date of missed class: 9/19/15

    Due date of assignment: 9/23/15

    Topic of missed class: Crossfit

    Link to article:http://eastvalleycrossfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/CrossFitnewsFinalJULY.pdf

    Title of article: Understanding Crossfit

    Author of article: Greg Glassman

     

    The title of the article that I will be reviewing is “Understanding Crossfit, by Greg Glassman.  In the article Mr. Glassman explains the main concepts of Crossfit.  Crossfit is a style of exercise which focuses on physical preparedness.  It is a combination of “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.”  While it tends to be highly criticized in the public eye, Crossfit has been developed with a specific methodology, theory of implementation & adaptations.

    One key point from the article is that Crossfit is the need to be prepared for physical challenges that may arise & how Crossfit allows it athletes to rise to the occasion.  Another key point is the explanation of the methodology of Crossfit.  It is an evidence-based program that has been clinically tested.  A third key point is how Crossfit has the ability to increase work capacity across broad work & time modals.  

    This article is relevant to the class that I missed.  It is relevant because the class I missed was an introduction to Crossfit.  This article gave a written introduction to Crossfit.  It discussed  it’s methodology, implementation & adaptations.  The article helped me to understand more deeply what was taught in class.

    I intend to use what I have learned from this article by trying Crossfit.  I intend to see how Crossfit can help me with my own exercise program.  I also think that from reading this article that taking part in Crossfit may help me with my other sports.  In conclusion, this article was a very informative article about Crossfit that I intend to use in the future & apply to my own personal exercise regime.

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