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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Target Practice
Purpose of Activity:
To learn the proper technique of throwing a Frisbee forehand or with a wrist flick.
Suggested Grade Level:
Materials Needed:
20 foam frisbees; 20 poly spots or floor markers; 20 cue cards with proper cues; 20 large targets that look like a bulls eye;
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

How to throw forehand or wrist flick:

Verbal Cues:

1. Show me a peace sign or the number two with your fingers.
Place those fingers on the bottom of the Frisbee and squeeze the lip (of the Frisbee) between your fingers and your thumb.
2. Lean or step on your foot-same hand/same foot.
3. Snap the wrist.
4. Keep the Frisbee flat.

Print cue cards with these instructions and place them on the poly spots for the students.

Have each student sit behind a poly spot, or if the class is large, in groups of 2 or 3.

If there is one person at each poly spot/target have them throw and retrieve the Frisbee individually.

If you have partners:

The first partner is going to grip the Frisbee, get in ready position, and then throw the Frisbee at the target. The second partner will then run, retrieve the Frisbee and get in ready position. They will follow the same steps as partner one.

If there are 3 people students will rotate accordingly.

Teaching Suggestions:

Students should be trying to hit the target.


1. Have students retrieve the Frisbee using different locotmotive movements, i.e. galloping, crawling, skipping, etc.
2. Have the student alternate between their dominate and non-dominate hands.
3. Have the students take one step back after they get a total of 10 points.
4. After some practice you can have them aim for different parts of the target and award points:
Dead Center: 5 points
1st ring: 3 points
2nd ring: 2 points
Out side of the target: 1 point

Assessment Ideas:

At the end of the class give them a sheet to write down the 4 cues of throwing the flick.
Mark Strasser who teaches at Carolina Day School in Asheville, NC. Posted on PEC: 4/15/2004.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (
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