The following softball resource, designed for Middle School students (aged 11-14) in the USA, has been carefully aligned with NASPE National Standards, and addresses:
- [1, 2] Batting, pitching, fielding
- [3, 4] Aerobic capacity, muscular strength
- [5, 6] Cooperation, accepting challenges, encouraging others
In 2-Pitch Stickball pupils will practice hitting and fielding balls in a modified softball
game. The object is for the Batting team to score runs by hitting the ball past the field
spot markers. The Fielding team makes outs by cleanly fielding hit balls.
SPARK Middle School Physical Education (PE)
Project M-SPAN (Middle School Physical Activity and Nutrition) was supported by the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute from 1996-2000 and was the first scientific effort to study and evaluate this target population in physical education, physical activity, and nutrition. Lessons learned from this M-SPAN helped create the exemplary Middle School program SPARK disseminates today.
About The Author
SPARK is the world’s most researched and field-tested Physical Education program. SPARK strives to foster environmental and behavioral change by providing a coordinated package of highly active curriculum, on-site teacher training, extensive follow-up support, and content-matched equipment.
This collection of SPARK resources is the result of over 20 years of research and field-testing. SPARK is constantly adding to this library so make sure to check back often. For more information, please visit http://www.sparkpe.org/.