• Tech to play video for students
  • Speed Stacks Sets
  • Equipment for the game(s) you choose
  • Tables (optional)

Student Objectives

  • Learn the 3 parts of the Cycle
  • Practice the 3-6-3, transition and 6-6 upstack

Video Outline = Instructor needs to take action

  1. Introduction
  2. Warm up
  3. Distribute Speed Stacks sets to students (students can sit & stack on the floor - tables are optional)
  4. Set up for the Cycle
  5. Watch pro stackers doing the Cycle
  6. First half of Cycle instruction
  7. Practice | Cycle up to the 6-6 downstack (first half) | Help students as needed
  8. Set up for the Cycle, then first half of Cycle instruction (repeated)
  9. Practice | Cycle up to the 6-6 downstack (first half) | Help students as needed
  10. Lead a stacking game with your class
    Suggested Games:
    Indy 500
    Stack Bowling
    or choose from 20+ other games
  11. Wrap up | Hand out Group Order flyers

Assessment Level

Pattern Not Yet Getting There Got It Wow
6-Stack Student uses 1 hand when upstacking and/or downstacking a 6 stack. Student uses 2 hands when upstacking and downstacking a 6-stack. Student consistently uses the 3-2-1 method when upstacking and downstacking a 6-stack. Student can upstack and downstack a 6 stack with speed and fluidity.
Cycle Completes the Cycle with cues or visual aids. Accurately completes the pattern and sequence of the Cycle. Completes the Cycle using efficient transitions. Develops own style for completing the cycle and can correctly fix fumbles.

SHAPE America Standards

S1.E1Combines locomotor and manipulative skills in a variety of small-sided practice tasks.
S2.E3Differentiates between fast and slow speeds.
S3.E3Differentiates between skill-related and health-related fitness. .
S4.E1Practices skills with minimal teacher prompting.
S5.E3Describes positive feelings that result from participating in physical activities.

Assessment of SHAPE America Standards

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SHAPE Standard

Student Name
Susie Stacker


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