My Client Is The University Of South Carolina 's Women 's Club Ultimate Team

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1. It is my goal to teach my client how to throw a Frisbee backhanded because she wants to join SCORCH, the University of South Carolina’s Women’s Club Ultimate team. My client is a 22 year-old female who is 5 feet, 8 inches and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She is in good physical condition, but has never played the game of Ultimate or thrown a Frisbee before. Sam, the client, has no learning-disabilities or physical-disabilities. She is right-handed and is a self-proclaimed visual learner. As she has had no prior experience with Ultimate, she is classified in the cognitive stage of Fitts and Posner’s Learning Stage Theory. This stage means that Sam will make many gross errors in her movements and will be unable to self-correct her body errors and movements. In the cognitive stage, Sam will have a vague visualization of the task, but she will not know how to perform the movement (Poole, 1991). Since throwing a Frisbee is a complicated movement and Sam does not have any experience handling a Frisbee, I will focus on the step-out and wind-up for the movement. She is a right-handed thrower so I will make sure she establishes her pivot foot with her left foot. She will step over her left foot with her right, 180 degrees, to wind up for the throw. She will hold the disc with her four fingers gripping the disc underneath and the thumb on top. She will draw her right arm back towards her left shoulder, making sure to keep the Frisbee flat. She will then throw the Frisbee while making sure to follow through from shoulder to elbow to wrist extension. Executing a backhanded Frisbee throw is a gross motor skill as it involves multiple muscle groups, both stepping out with the right leg and throwing the disc with the right arm. In this ca... ... middle of paper ... ...p was the control (CG) and received no instruction, another was the verbally directed group (VDG) and the last was the modelling group (MG). Each group received their type of instruction and was tasked with throw a dart underhanded at a stationary target. The kinematic analysis done for this experiment showed that the modelling group performed significantly better than the control or verbal instruction groups (Al-abood et al., 2001). Al-abood et al. has a strong relevance to my lesson plan because it talks about the execution of a never-before performed throwing motion, just like Sam and learning to throw a Frisbee. There is some limitation since the throw the experiment describes is underhand and mine is a side-to side motion. This article is relevant to my learner because it uses visual demonstration to best improve performance on a task not previously performed.

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