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Lesson 13

Scooter Rugby

Timing: 3-4 x 45 minute blocks

CROSS-CURRICULAR: Physical Education, Career and Personal Planning

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Sample Grade 5

OVERVIEW: This lesson provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about the game of wheelchair rugby while demonstrating sporting spirit and teamwork during simulated Wheelchair Rugby games.

CURRICULUM SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / VALUES:
Students will:

  • learn how to play a simulated game modeled after wheelchair rugby, which is a combination of basketball and rugby
  • develop skills in passing, checking and teamwork while experiencing what it might be like to play a game that requires coping with limited mobility

TEACHING MATERIALS:

  • gymnasium
  • 8 scooters (4 per team*)
  • 1 soft neon volleyball, soft regular volleyball, gator ball, or playground ball
  • 4 traffic cones, benches
  • painter’s tape
  • Scooter Rugby Rules

* if the students are younger, 16 scooters would allow for 2 games to be played at the same time on the half court

Teaching Activities

  1. Share the game of scooter rugby before going to the gymnasium. Discuss what it means to have limited mobility.
    • At the gymnasium demonstrate and have the students practise some scooter skills (e.g. mobility, handling the ball). Play the game as outlined in the Scooter Rugby Rules.