The ultimate participant

Tagged with:

  • Physical activity
  • Sport Studies
  • Movement concepts and motor skills
  • Hauora
  • Attitudes and values
  • Relationships With Other People
  • Years 5–8

Learn about sport participation and teamwork through ultimate frisbee.

Sport studies — Resource collection

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A teenager poised, ready to throw a pink ball


To learn about sport participation and teamwork through ultimate frisbee.

Unit aim

To develop the skills and knowledge required to participate tactically and socially in a physical activity.

General overview

This unit involves ākonga working as a team to develop tactics, strategies and a sense of self worth when confronted with a new game. They will realise the importance of rules and total involvement as being key ingredients to a successful team game.

Key area(s) of learning

Sport studies, physical activity

Underlying concepts

This unit will enable ākonga to develop an understanding of how the environment in which they live affects their personal wellbeing and that of society (health promotion); and develop respect for the rights of others through accepting other's abilities and demonstrating tolerance (attitudes and values).

AO Learning Outcome Learning experiences Assessment opportunities
3B4 Ākonga will participate in a class ultimate competition and describe how participating in ultimate, affects their ability to behave cooperatively with others.

Ākonga discuss the rules and strategies for ultimate. Ākonga list the advantages and disadvantages of working cooperatively as a team in a team sport. Ākonga discuss how competition affects their ability to behave cooperatively.

Ākonga provide peer feedback on the use of cooperative team strategies.
4C3 Ākonga will describe and demonstrate different types of on-field communication and devise team calls, which will assist their team to work efficiently and supportively. Ākonga compare and categorise different phrases, which are used on-field. Ākonga create and practise their own calls to help inform and support fellow players in a game situation. Ākonga demonstrate what their "calls" are. Ākonga record the team calls used in the game.
3C2 Ākonga will recognise instances of discrimination during ultimate games and act responsibly to support their rights and feelings and those of others. Ākonga discuss and record examples of discrimination. Ākonga list their rights and responsibilities in playing ultimate. Ākonga devise a code of fair play and enforce this code. Formalise the code of fair play. Ākonga provide peer feedback on the use of cooperative team strategies.