American Football Overhand Throw Assessment

American Football Overhand Throw Assessment

 

a. Stands with side to target

b. Grip on the back 1/3 of the ball

c. Brings ball up to ear

d. Steps toward target

e. Turns upper body to target

f. Extends arm to target

g. Follows through across body, thumb down

 

 

Score: _______/7

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Volleyball Underhand Serve Assessment

Volleyball Underhand Serve Assessment

 

a. Has a staggered stance

b. Holds ball about waist height in front of body

c. Strikes the ball about waist height off of the other hand.

d. Strikes ball with the fist/heel of the hand.

e. Ball lands  in opposite court

 

 

Attempt 1:       _____/5

 

Attempt 2:       _____/5

 

Total:               _____/10

Badminton Game play checklist

Badminton Game play assessment

 

a. Returns serve to disadvantage opponent

b. Uses a variety of serving options (ie. short-long, drive-flick, fore-backhand)

c. Rallies opponent out of position (ie. varying depth of shots, Front-back, side-side, hits to corners)

d. Returns to central location after each hit

e. Recognizes opponents’ weaknesses and plays to them (ie. Hits to backhand, for a drop, for a clear)

 

 

Total:     /5

Motivation and mindset anchoring

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When I was at University, a running joke was how little we’d all worked on our papers, how late and last minute we’d left them, and how little effort we’d put into them. A couple of things jolted me out of this mindset. International students I knew, from China, India, Europe, Africa and South America, didn’t seem to share English students’ view that slack effort was funny and clever. And my Dad told me that what actually happened at his University was that people boasted publicly about not working, but then worked feverishly in private. The joke was on us.

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Beliefs matter; mindset matters; work ethic matters. Kids’ ideas about effort stem from their mindset. The research from Carol Dweck is much acclaimed, and rightly so. If you believe in effortless intelligence, it leads to fear of effort and failure. If you believe in hard work and overcoming setbacks…

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