Week 26 Dodging






Dodging and Opponent


Equipment Needed

Flags, Cones, Spots, Music, Stereo, Fitness Station Cards

Content Standard Benchmarks or Common Core Standards

Learning Goals, Objectives, Expected Outcomes


  1. Successfully dodge around their partner at least one time during the lesson.


  1. Verbally answer the questions regarding dodging


  1. Have Fun
  2. Play Safe




Entrance Routine
Welcome! Stand on a spot. Have the spots preset in own spaces inside the boundaries.
Part 1


10 Minutes


Travel/Stop music.

When the music is playing, you are going to travel, and when it stops, you stop!  Nothing too different!!  Except, when you are traveling you have to avoid (stay away from) the spots, and when you get near to the spot, change the way you are traveling and travel away from the spot.  There are a lot of spots so you will be changing your traveling and moving away from the spots a lot!!  Look out for each other as you travel.

Point out the students dodging and avoiding the spots.
Pick up a vinyl spot, find a partner and sit back to back with them. Have an example of the set up for the students.
Part 2

New skill or concept

10 minutes


“When I say go, you and your partner will place your two markers about as far apart as the two I have already set up. (about 15 ft) One of you will start at either one of the spots, and the other partner will stand right in front of you, between you and the other spot. You are going to try to run to the other spot. Your partner, without touching you is going to try to stay in your way and not let you get to the other cone. While you are running to the marker, you cannot touch your partner either. After you have a try at running to the marker, switch places with your partner and be the blocker. Remember, neither person can touch each other. Ready, Go.”

After watching them play, I will begin the Guided Discovery questions.

1. What can you do with your body to get around the defense? (you can move from side to side, stop and then go, move forward and then backward, trying to fool them into going the wrong way.)

2. What can you do with your eyes to help you get around the defense? (You can look one way, but go the other way.)

3. What can you do with your arms or legs to get around the defense? (Move them in one direction while you go the other way.)

When you are trying to get around the defense, that is called dodging!

I will place two markers about 15-20 feet apart to use as an example of how I want the individual stations set up.

While the partners are playing, I will walk around to the groups, reminding them of the task, not to touch each other and praising them for the great job they are doing.

At some point I am also going to tell them about the fact that the person running to the cone is the offense, and the person blocking them is the defense.

I will allow the students enough time to work on the questions, both having a turn at offense, before I stop and ask them the answer. I will also walk around to the partners asking them individually what they are doing to get around their partner.

Keep your marker and get a flag that matches, and stand with your partner elbow to elbow!
Part 3


Once they are in an own space, I will explain how to put the flags on.  Give the students a couple tries putting the flags on and pulling them off themselves.  This will help them see how hard to pull and how it feels.


1. When the game begins, you will try to get your partner’s flag, and they are going to try to get yours, at the same time! Stay in your working space, and watch out for other sets of partners who are playing the game. Use your spots to help mark your working space. If you get your partner’s flag, give it back to them, let them put it on and then when you are both ready, begin again.

2. After the partners have had a few minutes to play the game, I will encourage them to find other partners to play against. Once you get your partner’s flag twice, switch partners.


Put away your spot and flag then get a mat that matches for stretches.

Part 4

Stretching & closure

Taking it Home

Cool Down

Choose 3 stretches to do with the class.


What things did you do with your body to try to dodge the defense?


Teach someone in your family how to Dodge!  Practice dodging with a hand towel as a flag. J Great job today everyone!

Part 3 Dodging Activities

Everybody is IT

Anyone can pull off your flag!  If you pull someone’s flag off, hand it back and wait with them while they are putting it back on.  While you are waiting and putting your flag on, you are safe from flag pulling.  Once you have taken off someone’s flag, you must look for someone else to pull the flags from.  Keep playing until you have gotten everyone’s flag off one time!

Bridge Tag

The students have learned to make bridges and have even practiced traveling under them.  Anyone can pull off your flag and when they do, you will make a bridge over your flag!  The person who pulled your flag will go under your bridge, grab your flag and give it back to you to put on. Wait with the person until their flag is back on.  Once you are both ready, get back in the game and look for someone else’s flag to pull.