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Teaching Indoor Team Sports

2 - 3 Credits
2 - 3 Credits

What is Teaching Indoor Team Sports?

Studies have shown that exercise can benefit everyone in various ways, physically, mentally, and even creatively. By offering a quality curriculum with a spark of enthusiasm, you can kindle an interest in almost any sport! In this course, we will be focusing on volleyball, basketball and racquetball. This PE course will provide information and structure required to build quality indoor team sports units to encourage participation in regular physical activity for lifelong fitness.

Who should enroll in the Teaching Indoor Team Sports course?

Physical education teachers many times have the overwhelming task of not only teaching physical education but coaching one to three sports as well. Unfortunately, many districts are more concerned about the results a handful of athletes produce rather than the masses of non-athletic students who pass through the gymnasium doors each day. Physical educators, grades K-12, who want to make a critical impact on both athletes and non-athletes alike should consider taking this online PD course.

What will you learn in the Teaching Indoor Team Sports course?

This course is for physical educators who make a difference by instructing both athletes and non-athletes. Course work includes sport history, rules, drills and proactive routines, strategies and sport-specific physical conditioning exercises. Learn through discussions, videos, research, audio lessons, essays and preparing lesson plans. In this course you will:

  • Explore the histories of volleyball, basketball and racquetball
  • Review sports websites
  • Develop two-week block calendars for each sport that you can immediately use with your class
  • Create a sports unit handout with quiz

National Standards

Methods and techniques for teaching indoor team sports will meet specific national standards for physical education and may be applied to meet your state requirements for endorsement and recertification for physical education. This professional development course for coaches and PE teachers is aligned to two national standards:

  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
  • SHAPE America's National PE Standards

“I really enjoyed this class! I learned so much, and if you're someone who makes a living around sports and educating students then this course is perfect for you! You will be provided with the tools to easily include indoor team sports into your everyday lessons.”

- Teacher from New Jersey

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Carla Shearer

Carla Shearer has been in education her whole adult life.  Carla earned her degree from the University of New Mexico, majoring in Physical Education with a Biology minor.  Carla also played on the women’s golf team for the Lobos.  Later she earned her master in education administration from the University of San Francisco. She began her career teaching at a private school in Fresno, CA and from there she went to Fresno Pacific University where she taught physical education and health classes as well as supervised student teachers.  She started the women’s basketball program at Fresno Pacific and was the first coach. Carla is also an accomplished writer where her poems and short stories have been in publications such as Stories for the Heart. Carla’s passion is golf and plays as much as time allows.  She is a USGTF professional golf instructor and gets great satisfaction out of seeing people improve their golf game. Carla is married to Roland Shearer and have two grown children and one granddaughter.
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