We worked on the sportsman activity pin during 5 days of day camp. Below is the information for day 1.
- Frisbees: 1 for each boy
- “Holes” (numbered cones)
- Setup a short disc golf course before this starts
Requirements covered and activities for each requirement
- If you have two groups, start by explaining the rules of Disc Golf, then send one group to play while you do the discussions with the other group.
Sportsman 1. Show the signals used by officials in one of these sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey.
Choose one or two from the list (and example signals) below:
Sportsman 2. Explain what good sportsmanship means.
- Good attitude
- Doing your best
- Following the rules
- Being positive to others
Sportsman 4. Ultimate Belt loop: 1. Explain the rules of ultimate or disc golf to your leader or adult partner. Disc Golf:
- Objective: Frisbee must land in the target (the “hole”).
- There is a sequence of holes to play.
- Count the number of throws that you need to go from each “tee” to the corresponding target.
- Each time you throw the Frisbee, it must be from behind the location that it last landed.
- If the Frisbee lands “out of bounds”, then bring it within bounds before the next throw.
- The person with the fewest total throws at the end is the winner.
Sportsman 4. Ultimate BL: 2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing ultimate or disc golf skills.
- Play a short disc golf course: 6 holes
- Start: Make sure the boys drink well! We did this in the morning because there was less heat but it was still hot and they ran around a lot playing the games. Also, work on enforcing the buddy system as they play the game. They need lots of reminders to stay somewhat near their buddies. Also, they were pretty wiggly during the referee signal discussion because they could see the other group playing disc golf. Find a way to make that more interactive (we did some but likely needs more).
- Stop: Nothing to stop. It went well.
- Continue: This worked well.
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