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PE Classes Learn Badminton, Pickle-Ball

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With the splitting of JH PE, Mrs. Kroeker and myself have been working on realigning the curriculum to better serve our students.  One of the focuses we had was to provide a racket sport at each grade level.  One of the many benefits to these sports is the focus on hand-eye coordination and development. 

7th Grade PE partook in a Badminton Unit and 8th and 9th Grade PE enjoyed Pickle-Ball.  Pickle-Ball is a sport that combines philosophies of Tennis and Ping-Pong.  I tell the kids that Pickle-Ball is sort of like life size Ping Pong.  There are a few unique rules of Pickleball, such as the double bounce rule.  The double bounce rule is the ball must bounce once on each side of the net before either team is allowed to volley the ball out of the air.  There is also an area on the floor close to the net that is known as the non-volley zone.  A player is not allowed to volley a ball in this area and must play the ball off the bounce.  Pickle-Ball is being fazed out of the 9th Grade curriculum and will only be played at the 8th Grade level.  Tennis will become the new racket sport for 9th grades.

Parade of Champioins

7th Grade Singles Badminton – Colby Sugden

8th Grade Singles Pickle-Ball – Trey Yates

8th Grade Doubles Pickle-Ball – Trey Yates and Sebastion Fritz

9th Grade Singles Pickle-Ball – Gabe Eisenbarth

9th Grade Doubles Pickle-Ball – Kayla Haynes and Natalie Gertsch  

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