On Monday I dropped by Marc Keller's team sports class to see what was
going on. Mr. Keller's classroom, the gym, is centrally located in the
building and as I travel around the building I often see kids running,
jumping, and lifting weights, as they put what they've learned in class
into action. Today Mr. Keller was working on the fundamentals of
football. However before he started he had all the students stretching
so not to pull any muscles. He started by showing students how to throw
and catch a football, run routes, like a slant and button-hook, and
play defense. He had his twenty plus students actively engaged in what
was going on, which was impressive to see. Many of the students wanted
me to run routes, but I was busy taking in all the action. It's also
hard to run routes in dress shoes. The students then lined up to learn
how to run plays on offense and defense. Mr. Keller reviewed, a sweep,
and screen out of the "I" formation the kids were eating it up. They
were all wanting to get outside but time had run out for the period.
one point in the history of the school there was a football team.
Check out the video below and see if these kids would have made that
team...they were good sports about it!