The following resource, designed for Middle School students (aged 11-14) in the USA, has been carefully aligned with NASPE National Standards, and addresses:
- [1, 2] Transferable foot skills and game strategy
- [3, 4] Aerobic capacity
- [5, 6] Cooperation, appreciation of diversity
The object of Sepak Takraw is to hit the ball (takraw) over the net without the opposing group being able to return it. The difference between this and volleyball is that the ball is hit only using your lower body. “Sepak” is the Malay work for kick. “Takraw” is the Thai word for woven ball.
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.
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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/.