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NFL FLAG FOOTBALLMIDDLESCHOOLCURRICULUM

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumThis NFL FLAG Football curriculum was created for use inmiddle school physical education classes. The activities inthis curriculum are appropriate for use with students betweengrades 6-8 (ages 11-14) and are designed to be deliveredduring a standard 40 minute physical education class over thecourse of two weeks (or 10 lessons). The lessons included inthis curriculum are broken down into four sections that mimicactual NFL player preparation processes; Mini Camp, OTA’s,Pre-Season and Regular Season. Each lesson uses acombination of individual and small and large group skilldevelopment activities that are in alignment with SHAPEAmerica’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes forK-12 Physical Education.This unit is specifically designed to help all students: Develop & refine motor skills & movement patterns as they relateto flag football; Understand & apply concepts and strategies that will enhancestudent success in flag football; Achieve & maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness; Exhibit responsible personal & social behavior; Recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment,challenge & social interaction.1

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumThe middle school years provide a platform for students torefine their previously learned fundamental motor skills andmovement patterns and begin to apply them in a wide variety ofphysical activity contexts. The students are now ready to learnmore complex, sport-specific skills, concepts and strategies thatwill allow for success in small and large-sided or modifiedgames. This unit will focus on developing, refining andmastering the following skills, concepts and strategies as theyrelate to flag football:Concepts & Strategies Basic Offense Basic defense Line of Scrimmage Down & Distance Player Positions Decision MakingSkill Progressions Throwing/Passing Catching Kicking/Punting Ball Carrying Route Running Defense2

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumNational Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes Addressed in this unitStandardGrade Level OutcomeDescriptionStandard 1S1.M2.7Throws with a mature pattern for distance or power in a dynamicenvironment.Standard 1S1.M3.7Catches with a mature pattern from different trajectories insmall-sided game play.Standard 2S2.M3.7Creates open space by staying spread on offense and cuttingand passing quickly.Standard 2S2.M5.7Reduces open space by not allowing the catch or anticipatingthe speed of an object for the purpose of deflection orinterception.Standard 2S2.M6.7Transitions between offense and defense quickly bycommunicating with teammates.Standard 2S2.M11.8Reduces open spaces in the field by working with teammates tomaximize coverage.Standard 4S4.M1.6Exhibits personal responsibility by using appropriate etiquette,demonstrating respect for facilities, and exhibiting safebehaviors.Standard 4S4.M1.7Exhibits responsible behaviors by cooperating with classmates,demonstrating inclusive behaviors, and supporting classmates.Standard 4S4.M3.8Provides encouragement & feedback to peers without promptingfrom the teacher.Standard 4S4.M5.7Problem-solves with a small group of classmates during smallgroup initiatives or game play.Standard 4S4.M7.7Independently uses equipment appropriately and safely.Standard 5S5.M3.7Generates positive strategies such as offering suggestions orassistance, leading or following others and providing possiblesolutions when faced with group challenges.Standard 5S5.M6.6Demonstrates respect for self and others in activities and gamesby following the rules, encouraging others and playing in thespirit of the game or activity.ReferenceSociety of Health and Physical Educators. (2014). National standards & grade-level outcomes for K-12 physical education.Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics3

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumElementary School NFL FLAG Football Unit Block PlanMini CampDay 1Skill:PassingMini CampDay 2Skill:Passing & catchingMini CampDay 3Skill:Running RoutesMini CampDay 4Skill:Ball CarryingMini CampDay 5Skill:Kicking & puntingContext(s):As a quarterbackContext(s):As a quarterbackand wide receiverContext(s):As a wide receiverContext(s):As a running backActivities:Passing & catchingpractice, routerunning practiceActivities:Twist off, snakerun, angle of pursuitContext(s):Place kicking andpuntingActivities:Star drill, partnerpractice, fish in abarrelActivities:Ladder drills,partner practice,small grouppracticeOTA’sDay 6OTA’s Day 6OTA’sDay 7OTA’s Day 7OTA’sDay 8OTA’s Day 8Pre-seasonDay 9Pre-season Day 9Skill:Basic OffenseStrategies:Basic DefenseStrategies:Team StrategiesStrategies:5 v 5 GamesContext(s): Smallsided modifiedgamesContext(s): Smallsided modifiedgamesContext(s): Smallsided modifiedgamesContext(s): Smallsided modifiedgamesActivities:Ladder drills, bump& go, offensive playdesignActivities:Buzz & Rip,Shadow Routes,Defensive playdesignActivities:Partner passing,play design, 5 v 5walkthroughActivities:Keep away, Playdesign, 5 v 5 gameplayActivities:Kingpin, partnerkicking/punting,special teams tagReg - Season Day10Reg – SeasonDay 10Strategies:5 V 5 GamesContext(s): Smallsided modifiedgamesActivities:CognitiveAssessment, 5 v 5game play4

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 1 Mini Camp - PassingGrade Level:Lesson Length:6-8 (14U)40 MinutesNational Standards & Grade-levelOutcomes:Equipment Needed:S1.M2.7, S1.M3.7Footballs, poly spots, 3 large bucketsLesson Objective(s):Essential Question (related to objective):By the end of this lesson the students will be ableto demonstrate and describe the proper cues forthrowing a football as a quarterback.Why is it important for the QB to step towards their targetwhen they throw?Safety Standard:S4.M7.7 – Uses class equipment appropriately and safelyContent (what)TimeOrganization & TransitionsProgressions &Teaching CuesEvaluation &ModificationsInstant Activity5 minStar Drill – One student will begin in themiddle of the star. He/she will sprintforward to cone, and backpedal to themiddle, sprint to the next cone to theright, back pedal back to the middle.Repeating until they have gone all theway around. Once a whole rotation iscomplete, another student hops into themiddle and take their turn.Paint the picture thatstudents are playingdefense and they needto move/changedirections quickly. Whenback pedaling, use thesecues: Short choppy steps Keep center of gravity.Have multiple star drillstations set up to reducewait time.Passing & Catching Practice – Duringthis time students will partner up andpractice passing and catching in theirown space.Quarterback ThrowingCues: Get a grip Side to target Ball to ear Step to target (withopposite foot) Rotate the hips &extend throwing arm Follow through (downand across body)Prior to partner work,teacher may alsodemonstrate a threestep drop for thequarterbacks.SkillDevelopmentActivity10 minEncourage the students to use a threestep drop before passing the football.Have students pick upthe cones after theactivity is over.2 students can go atonce, as long as the firststudent is at leasthalfway through.Practicing this will helpsimulate a moreauthentic (dynamic)form of practice.5

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 1 Mini Camp – PassingSmall group workClosure20min5 minFish in a Barrel: Divide the students up intogroups of 4 and have each team designate a‘team space’ on the outside edge of the gym.Place a three large buckets in the middle ofthe gym. Spread lots of poly spots around thebuckets at various distances. When playbegins students will grab footballs, go to polyspots, and try and throw the football into thebarrel. If they make it in, they pick up the polyspot and take it back to their team space. Theteam with the most poly spots at the end ofplay wins.In between each roundof play, remindstudents of the cuesfor throwing that willhelp them succeed:Skill Recap & Check for UnderstandingRefer back toobjectives and askstudents to verballyrepeat the cues forproper passing.Add more bucketsGet a gripSide to targetBall to earStep to target (withopposite foot) Rotate the hips &extend throwing arm Follow through(down and acrossbody) Ask a studentdemonstrate thecues properly asthey say it.6

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NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 1 Fish in a Barrel8

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 2 Mini Camp: Offensive PositionsGrade Level:Lesson Length:6-8 (14U)40 MinutesNational Standards & Grade-levelOutcomes:Equipment Needed:S1.M2.7, S1.M3.7,Flag belts, cones, footballs, diagrams of pass patternsLesson Objective(s):Essential Question (related to objective):By the end of this lesson, the students will be ableto correctly demonstrate and describe the cues forsuccessfully throwing and catching a football, byverbal responses and participation in classactivities.Why is it important for the WR to keep their hands up?Safety Standard:S4.M7.7 – Uses class equipment appropriately and safelyContent (what)TimeOrganization & TransitionsInstant Activity5 minLadder Drills: As students enter thegym, have them go to a speedladder and practice their footwork.Facing the ladder, have thestudents place two feet in and twofeet out of each rung of the ladderwhile moving to their right. Onestudent goes and then anothergoes when the first student is atleast halfway through.Progressions & TeachingCuesEvaluation &ModificationsCues for successful ladderdrill participation: Short and choppy Pump the arms All the way in all the wayoutTo challenge students,have differentpatterns/pathways forthe students to passthrough the ladder drills.9

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumSkillDevelopmentActivity10 minPassing & Catching – During thistime students will partner up andpractice passing and catching intheir own space.Encourage the students to use athree step drop before passing thefootball.Quarterback Throwing Cues: Get a grip Side to target Ball to ear Step to target (with oppositefoot) Rotate the hips & extendthrowing arm Follow through (down andacross body)Prior to partner work,teacher may alsodemonstrate a threestep drop for thequarterbacks.Practicing this will helpsimulate a moreauthentic (dynamic)form of practice.Receivers Catching Cues: Thumbs together, pointerstogether Diamond at chest heightextended Adjust hands to size of theball Squeeze on impact Tuck & goLead-up GameClosure20 min5 minCrazy Catch: Students will beorganized into groups of 4. 4students will grab a football andstand in a square, and one studentwill stand in the middle of thesquare. On the teachers go, thestudent in the middle will catch apass from one student on theoutside and throw it back to thesame person, then half-turn to theright to catch a pass from the nextstudent in the square, and so on sothe person in the middle has caughta pass from each of the fouroutside students. Continue roundsuntil each student has been in themiddle.Receivers Catching Cues: Thumbs together, pointerstogether Diamond at chest heightextended Adjust hands to size of theball Squeeze on impact Tuck & goTo make this activitymore difficult, have thestudent in the middlestart with a football andbegin using the samepattern of throwing andcatching to the outside,only add a second ball.Skill Recap & Check forUnderstandingAsk students to verballyrepeat the cues for properthrowing & catching.Ask a studentdemonstrate thecues/routes properly asthey say it.In this modification, thestudents on the outsidedo not start with afootball.10

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 2 Ladder Drill11

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 2 Crazy Catch12

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 3 Mini Camp: Route RunningGrade Level:Lesson Length:6-8 (14U)40 MinutesNational Standards & Grade-levelOutcomes:Equipment Needed:S1.M2.7, S1.M3.7Flag belts, cones, footballs, diagrams of pass patterns.Lesson Objective(s):Essential Question (related to objective):By the end of this lesson, the students will be ableto correctly identify and describe three new passroutes; the Post, Flag and Drag.When should the WR plant with their inside/outside foot?Safety Standard:S4.M7.7 – Uses class equipment appropriately and safelyContent (what)TimeOrganization & TransitionsInstant Activity5 minLadder Drills: As students enter thegym, have them go to a speedladder and practice their footwork.Facing the ladder, have thestudents place two feet in and twofeet out of each rung of the ladderwhile moving to their right. Onestudent goes and then anothergoes when the first student is atleast halfway through.Progressions & TeachingCuesEvaluation &ModificationsCues for successful ladderdrill participation: Short and choppy Pump the arms All the way in all the wayoutTo challenge students,have differentpatterns/pathways forthe students to passthrough the ladder drills.13

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumSkillDevelopmentActivity10 minPassing & Catching – During thistime students will partner up andpractice passing and catching intheir own space.Encourage the students to use athree step drop before passing thefootball.Quarterback Throwing Cues: Get a grip Side to target Ball to ear Step to target (with oppositefoot) Rotate the hips & extendthrowing arm Follow through (down andacross body)Prior to partner work,teacher may alsodemonstrate a threestep drop for thequarterbacks.Practicing this will helpsimulate a moreauthentic (dynamic)form of practice.Receivers Catching Cues: Thumbs together, pointerstogether Diamond at chest heightextended Adjust hands to size of theball Squeeze on impact Tuck & goLead-up GameClosure20 min5 minPassing, Route Running: Duringthis time, the students will be ingroups of 3 practicing the threenew passing routes in their ownspace. The students should rotateroles each time. There will be oneQB and two WRs. The QB will callthe routes; students line up on theline of scrimmage, QB givescadence, and WRs run their routes.Skill Recap & Check forUnderstandingPassing Routes: Post – 10 yards, inside turn(outside foot plant), sprint togoal post Flag – 10 yards, outsideturn (inside foot plant),sprint to back corner of endzone Drag – 5 yards, 90 degreesturn (outside foot plant,sprint across the middleDemonstrate the properalignment of thepositions on the line ofscrimmage, QBcadence.Ask students to verballyrepeat the cues for properthrowing & catching. Also askto name the three new passroutes.Ask a studentdemonstrate thecues/routes properly asthey say it.Have a diagram ofthese routes posted forthe students toreference as theypractice.Filter around andpositive constructivefeedback to students asthey practice.14

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NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 4 Mini Camp – Ball CarryingGrade Level:Lesson Length:6-8 (14U)40 MinutesNational Standards & Grade-levelOutcomes:Equipment Needed:S1.M2.7, S1.M3.7, S2.M3.7Cones, footballs, flag beltsLesson Objective(s):Essential Question (related to objective):By the end of this lesson the student will be able tocorrectly demonstrate and describe the cues forhanding off a football, receiving a football handoff,and carrying a football while running.Why is it important to cut quickly and powerfully whilechanging directions?Evaluation &ModificationsTwist Off - as the students enter thegym, they will grab a partner and afootball (1 per set of partners) andget to their own space. Studentswill stand back to back and practicerotating side to side handing off,and receiving handoffs to and fromtheir partners. Have students seehow many they can successfullycomplete in 30 seconds. Rest andrepeat.Cues for handing off afootball: Turn & face Extend arms Hands on ball’s sides Place ball firmly in runningback’s stomachHave students runagainst each other tomake it morecompetitiveSnake Run: Students divided intogroups of 5 and placed at the startof a series of zig-zagged cones,and at each cone. 1 student will runthrough the series of conesdemonstrating the correct skills forcarrying a football while the otherstudents will be positioned at eachcone and try to swipe the footballfrom the carrier as they go by.Cues for carrying the football: Outside hand Cover the tips Tuck to the ribsTimeOrganization & TransitionsInstant Activity5 min10 minS4.M7.7 – Uses class equipment appropriately and safelyProgressions & TeachingCuesContent (what)SkillDevelopmentActivitySafety Standard:Cues for receiving a handoff: Inside elbow up, outsideelbow down Receive, tuck & run! (no runhere)As students pass each coneinstruct them to plant andexplode past the defender.Defenders only get oneswipe and must onlyswipe at the ball. Hittingof any kind is notallowed/tolerated.16

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumTeam RunningPracticeClosure20 min5 minAngle of Pursuit: Students will getinto groups of 3 and go to a set ofrunning lanes. One partner will bethe center, one a RB and the otherthe QB. The QB will call out a lane(hole) and a side and practicemaking the appropriate handoffswhile the RB practice receiving thehandoff and running through theproper lanes (holes). Example: “2right,” “4 left.” Play will begin on theQB’s cadence “Set, Hut” HERE’STHE TWIST: After the center snapsthe ball to the QB, she/he will peelaround and try to beat the runningback to the hole/lane and pull theirflag off. Students will rotate roleseach time.Cues for handing off afootball: Turn & face side line Step diagonal Extend arms Place ball firmly in runningback’s stomachSkill Recap & Check forUnderstandingRefer back to objectives andask students to verballydescribe the cues for givingand receiving a handoff. Alsoask for an answer to theessential question.Diagram the runningholes/lanes to thestudents prior toparticipating in thisactivity.Cues for receiving a handoff: Step diagonal towards hole Inside elbow up, outsideelbow down Receive, tuck & run!Cues for running with thefootball: Outside hand Cover the tips Tuck to the ribsAsk a studentdemonstrate thehandoffs properly asthey say it.17

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 4 Twist Off18

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 4 Angle of Pursuit19

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 4 Snake Run20

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 5 Mini Camp: Kicking & PuntingGrade Level:Lesson Length:6-8 (14U)40 MinutesNational Standards & Grade-levelOutcomes:Equipment Needed:S2.M6.7, S4.M1.6, S5.M6.6Cones, footballs, flag belts, kick tee of some kind .Lesson Objective(s):Essential Question (related to objective):By the end of this lesson the students will be ableto successfully and correctly demonstrate anddescribe the cues for kicking and punting afootball.Is it better to kick the ball higher or farther or both? Why?Safety Standard:S4.M7.7 – Uses class equipment appropriately and safelyContent (what)TimeOrganization & TransitionsProgressions & TeachingCuesEvaluation &ModificationsInstant Activity5 minKing Pin: As students enter thegym, have them get a soccer ball(or softer gator skin ball), a cone,and get into groups of four. Thestudents should align themselvesall facing each other in a squarewith their cone at their side. Theobject of the game is to kick the ballalong the ground and knock overyour classmates cones. When acone is knocked over, put it backupright and keep playing. See howmany cones they knock over beforeteacher stops play.Give the students thefollowing cues for kicking: Step towards the ball withkicking foot Extend arms Plant opposite foot evenwith ball Kick lower third of the ball Contact ball with shoe laces Lean back (slightly) as youkick Upward & forward (kickingleg follow-through)Use this activity tointroduce/refine basickicking skills alreadylearned.21

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School ActivityLead-up GameClosure10 min10 min10 min5 minPartner Place Kicking Practice:Students will partner up, grab afootball, a flag belt, and a kickingtee. And line up across from eachother 30 yards apart. One partnerwill be the kicker and the otherpartner will catch/field the kick andrun it back to the tee. Students willswitch roles each time.Give the students thefollowing cues for kicking: Step towards the ball withkicking foot Extend arms Plant opposite foot evenwith ball Kick lower third of the ball Contact ball with shoe laces Lean back (slightly) as youkick Upward & forward (kickingleg follow-through)Introduce the concept ofthe kickoff to begin agame of football.Partner Punting Practice: Studentswill stay with the same partner. Andline up across from each other 30yards apart. One partner will be thekicker and the other partner willcatch/field the kick and run it backto the tee. Students will switch roleseach time.Cues for punting a football: Arms out Laces up Step & drop Contact ball with shoe laces Upward & forward (kickingleg follow-through)Introduce the concept ofthpunting on 4 down anddescribe why a teammay decide to punt.Special Teams Tag: Students willuse the same set up, only this timewhen the ball is kicked/fielded, thekicker will chase the returner andtry and pull their flag. Once theirflag is pulled (or the teacher stopsplay after 30 seconds of chasing)the students will switch roles andget ready to start another round.After each student has placekicked, instruct the students to puntthe football to the returner.Introduce the concept ofspecial teamsIf students havedifficulty kicking orpunting the football, usea different (bigger) ballto increase chances ofsuccess.Skill Recap & Check forUnderstandingRemind the students to usethe proper cues forkicking/punting a football.Demonstrate the cuesin motion for kicking afootball.If students struggle withpunting the footballsuccessfully, use adifferent ball.Give the returner the cue of“elbows in” for catching thehigh kick/punt.Refer back to objectivesand ask students to verballydescribe the cues forkicking & punting a football.Also ask for an answer tothe essential questions.Ask a studentdemonstrate the routeproperly as they say it.22

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 6 OTA’s – Basic Offensive StrategiesGrade Level:Lesson Length:6-8 (14U)40 MinutesNational Standards & Grade-levelOutcomes:Equipment Needed:S1.M2.7, S1.M3.7, S2.M3.7, S4.M1.6, S4.M1.7,S4.M3.8, S4.M5.7, S5.M3.7Footballs, cones, flag belts, flip charts.Lesson Objective(s):Essential Question (related to objective):By the end of this lesson, the students will be ableto correctly demonstrate and describe the conceptof creating space between themselves and thedefense for the purpose of catching a passWhy is it important for the wide receiver to create spacebetween them and the defense?Safety Standard:S4.M7.7 – Uses class equipment appropriately and safelyProgressions & TeachingCuesEvaluation &ModificationsContent (what)TimeOrganization & TransitionsInstant Activity5 minLadder Drills: As the students enterthe gym, direct them to a ladderwhere they can run through someagility drills. Have them start bydoing high knees through the ladderputting both feet in each rung of theladder.Cues for successful ladderdrill participation: Knees up high Pump the arms All the way in all the wayoutHave enough laddersset out so studentsdon’t wait in line long.Bump & Go: Put students in groupsof 4. Two students lined up singlefile on one side, and the other twostudents in the group about tenyards apart lined up the same way.The first two students in each linewill jog towards each other like theyare going to block each other, whenthey get to each other, they will bothbreak to the right (away from eachother) and continue on to catch apass from the second person in line.After they catch the ball, they will getin line to be the passer (QB) on theother side. Continue to rotate roles.Use this time to talk abouthow creating space is avaluable offense strategythat WRs use so that it’seasier for them to get open acatch a pass from the QB.After each person hascompleted a repetition,have the receivers runany one of the 6 passroutes they havealready learned, hook,slant, go, post, flag &drag.SkillDevelopmentActivity10 minReiterate to the studentsthat they should plant andexplode off of the foot that isopposite the direction theywill go.Have different pathwaysreadily available tochallenge kids.23

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumSkillDevelopmentActivity10 minPlay Book Design: During this timeeach group of 5 will get a flip chartand a marker. Each group willdiagram and practice at least sixplays in which the C, RB and 2 WRsall run different pass route.During this time the teacherwill filter around to eachgroup to ensure students arebeing inclusive and workingwell together.Each group of 5 willneed a flip chart and amarker to diagram theirplays in their playbookGroup Activity10 minOffensive Plays Practice: During thisactivity, each team of 5 will practicerunning the plays they created intheir own space. Students shouldswitch roles each play to get practiceat each position.Filter around to providepositive and constructivefeedback to the students.There is no defense forthis drill.Closure5 minSkill Recap & Check forUnderstandingHave each groupdemonstrate one play to theclass.Prompt students foranswers to the essentialquestion.24

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 6 Ladder Drill25

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 6 Bump & Go26

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 7 OTA’s – Basic Defensive StrategiesGrade Level:Lesson Length:6-8 (14U)40 MinutesNational Standards & Grade-levelOutcomes:Equipment Needed:S2.M5.7, S2.M11.8, S4.M1.6, S4.M1.7, S4.M3.8,S4.M5.7, S5.M3.7Footballs, cones, flag belts, flip charts.Lesson Objective(s):Essential Question (related to objective):By the end of this lesson, the students will be ableto correctly demonstrate and describe how toreduce open space from a defensive perspectiveby participating in class activities.Why is it important to keep a balanced center of gravitywhen I buzz & breakdown?How can a team work together to take up more space thanjust one player?Safety Standard:S4.M7.7 – Uses class equipment appropriately and safelyContent (what)TimeOrganization & TransitionsInstant Activity10 minBuzz & Rip: As students enter thegym, they will get a partner, a flagbelt and a football. The teacher willplay music for 30 second intervalswhile the students play catch.When the music stops, the studentwho has the ball must run fromtheir partner, who will buzz,breakdown & rip their flag off. Allow30 seconds for each “chase” beforestarting the music again.Progressions & TeachingCuesEvaluation &ModificationsBuzz Technique Close the gap Short, choppy steps Breakdown & rip (the flag)Breakdown Position Feet – Feet shoulder-widthapart Squeeze – Proud chest,shoulders back Sink – Knees bent, forwardlean, chin up & over thetoes Hand - Elbows bent withforearms parallel to theground; hands and fingersare loose27

NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumSkillDevelopmentActivityLead-up GameClosure10 min15 min5 minShadow Routes: Divide studentsinto groups of 3, get a football andget into their own space. Onestudent is the QB, one the WR, andone on defense. The QB and WRwill huddle and decide which passroute to run. They will come to theline of scrimmage, the QB will givethe cadence, and they will run theplay and try to complete a passwhile the defense tries to deflectthe pass.Cues for Good DefensivePlay: 5 and 1 (5 steps off, onestep inside) Staggered feet Backwards first Cut grass (back pedal) Forward lean & chin overtoes Eyes up Run with the receiver Break on the ballDemonstrate properdefensive alignmentprior to beginning thisactivity.Defensive Play Book Design:During this time each group of 5 willget a flip chart and a marker. Eachgroup will diagram and practice atleast 4 different defensivealignments that will successfullydefend a pass play or a run play.Introduce the concept oftaking up space as a team tomake it difficult for the offenseto get open.Each group of 5 willneed a flip chart and amarker to diagram theirplays in their playbookSkill Recap & Check forUnderstandingHave each groupdemonstrate one defensivealignment to the class.Give the defense thegoal of not allowing theWR to get behind them.Give them the hint that theoffense can only run 6different routes.Prompt students foranswers to the essentialquestion.28

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NFL FLAG FootballMiddle School CurriculumLesson 8 OTA’s: Team StrategiesGrade Level:Lesson Length:6-8 (14U)40 MinutesNational Standards & Grade-levelOutcomes:Equipment Needed:S1.M2.7, S1.M3.7, S2.M3.7, S2.M5.7, S2.M6.7,S2.M11.8, S4.M3.8, S4.M5.7, S5.M3.7Cones, footballs, pinnies (jerseys).Lesson Objective(s):Essential Question (related to objective):By the end of this lesson the students will be ableto demonstrate competence in using basicoffensive and defensive strategies throughsuccessful participation in team activitiesWhy is it important for both teams to huddle before eachplay? What does down and distance mean?Safety Standard:S4.M1.6, S4.M1.7, S4.M7.7, S5.M6.6Progressions & TeachingCuesEvaluation &ModificationsPartner Passing Practice: Asstudents enter the gym, have themget a partner and a ball and spreadin their own space to practiceplaying catch with one another.Filter around and providepositive and constructivefeedback.Challenge students tosee how manyconsecutive passesthey can complete.Team Practice: students will getinto their same teams of 5 andspread out into their own spacewith another team of 5 to practicerunning both their offensive anddefensive plays against each otherbefore they begin modified gameplay.Stress correct alignment onthe line of scrimmage.Introduce the safetyposition in addition tothe corn

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