Subject: Rhythmic Movement
1. Topic-
Cup Stacking
 
2. Content-
Stacker: A competitor participating in a sport stacking competition or event.
Cup: specially designed cup made specifically for sport stacking, approved by the WSSA and used in a sport stacking competition or event. The "lip" of the cup is at the open end, while the "rim" of the cup is at the opposite closed end. The "step" (or ledge) of the cup is near the rim.
Stack: 1) An individual group of cups either up stacked or down stacked such as a 3 stack, 6 stack or 10 stack; or
2) A specific stacking sequence, or pattern, involving a combination of individual stacks (e.g. 3-3-3 stack, 3-6-3 stack, and Cycle stack).
Up Stacking: used for stacking the cups "up" into pyramids. The "up stacking phase" begins once the Stacker starts the Timer or starts up stacking the first stack in the sequence.
Down Stacking: used for "un-stacking" or putting cups "down" into "nested" columns. The "down stacking phase" begins once the Stacker starts down stacking the first stack in the sequence. All stackers must use both hands to begin down stacking the first stack in any sequence before beginning to down stack the second stack, and must use both hands to begin down stacking the second stack before beginning to down stack the third stack. The third stack may be down stacked with one hand
3-6-3 Stack Cups: are "up stacked" and "down stacked" from left to right or right to left (individual preference) in three stacks made up of three cups on the left, six cups in the center, and three cups on the right (3-6-3).
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To understand the concepts and terms of cup stacking.
2. Students being able to complete the 3-6-3 cup stacking action with proper up-stacking technique and then proper down-stacking technique.
3. Students avoiding fumbles while they perform cup stacking.
4. Emphasize bi-lateralization and the importance that it has on our lives.
 
4. Objectives-
Students will learn basic terms and concepts of Cup Stacking while improving their awareness, hand-eye coordination, and bi-lateralization skills.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
Official cup stacking cups
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Perform the entire sequence of 3-6-3 stacking from beginning to end with no flaws.
2. Use step by step teaching to demonstrate proper 3-6-3 stacking from start to finish. Stack from left to right or right to left (individual preference). The stacking sequence is intended to be performed from side-to- side rather than from front-to-back or back-to-front. A Stacker's hands may not be on two stacks at the same time in the up stacking phase, nor can they simultaneously "up stack" one stack while "down stacking" another stack. Two stacks may be down stacked at the same time. All stackers must use both hands to begin down stacking the first stack in any sequence before beginning to down stack the second stack, and must use both hands to begin down stacking the second stack before beginning to down stack the third stack. The third stack may be down stacked with one hand.The down stacking phase must follow the same direction as the up stacking phase.
3. If a fumble has occurred, notify the class that the error needs to be fixed before moving ahead with the next cups.
 

B. Development-

1. First off, hand each student in the class 12 cups so that they can properly perform the up-stacking phase of the 3-6-3. To do this the student must complete the 3 step by right cup and then placing left cup on top of the two. Then, the 6 cup phase the student must go back and forth with right and left hand to build 3 cup base. Once built take right hand with one cup and build the second tier on right side and do the same with left hand on left side. Finally, place the solo cup on top of the third tier. Next, with the final 3 cup do the same as what was done at the beginning.
2. Down-stack the entire thing. The 3 cups just take right hand on the solo cup pushing into the right bottom cup. Then lift up and put on the last cup. For the 6 cup phase, slide down the out side of the pyramid cups into one another, and finally take both left and right hand combining the 6 cups.
3. Put up-stacking and down-stacking phases together.
 

C. Practice-

For the class activity, students will pick a partner and perform a mirror exercise that will try to enhance one of the players speed and accuracy to keep up with one another.
 

D. Independent Practice-

Once the students get a better understanding of the 3-6-3 stacking sequence they can challenge other classmates in the class to test their accuracy.
 
7. Evaluation-
To test the students, perform the 3-6-3 cup stacking with proper technique. No time will be measure because it may cause students to rush and not use the proper up-stacking and down-stacking method.
 

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