Lesson focus: Forehand Overhead Clear (Badminton Technique)
- Pupils will be able to return the shot using the forehand overhead clear with good trajectory of the shuttlecock to get the shuttlecock to the rear of the court.
Teaching Strategy: Differentiated Instruction (by readiness)
1. Set up the Badminton Courts & to Collect Equipment (5 min)
- Student representatives will help to collect the equipment (35 rackets and 1 box of shuttlecocks).
- Students will help to set up the badminton poles and nets in the hall.
- Teacher will take attendance and check with the class if anyone is feeling unwell.
2. Warm up (5 min)
- Jog 3 rounds around the 3 badminton courts
- Dynamic warm up and stretching
3. Recap of Basic Overhead Stroke (5 min)
- Watch a video from 2.02” to recap as below:
Question to ask after watching the video, “Why is there a need to hit an overhead clear high and deep?”
4. Practicing the Basic Overhead Stroke without the Badminton Net Barrier (10 min)
- In pairs, students will practice the swing of the basic overhead clear stroke. Each student will do 5 correct basic overhead clear strokes. They will use the cue card to do peer check and feedback. Question to ask is, “How do you hit an overhead clear high and deep into the rear of the court?”
- Basic Overhead Clear Stroke Cues:
- Pull racket back behind head
- Turn body to face front & Swing – Extend elbow overhead
- Racket face straight
- Follow through and across body
5. Differentiated Instructions (10 min)
- Beginner level: In pairs, students will take turns to hit the shuttlecocks hanging from a bamboo pole. They will learn how to hit the shuttlecock at the right timing.
- Adequate level: In pairs, students will be challenged to hit the shuttlecock across the court, using the badminton net as the barrier. The partner will throw the shuttlecocks at the hitter and the hitter will hit the shuttlecock over the net.
- Intermediate level: In pairs, students will be challenged to hit the shuttlecock with the placement of shuttle into the rear court, using the badminton net as the barrier. The partner will throw the shuttlecocks across the net and the hitter will hit to the rear court.
- Advance level: In pairs, students will be challenged to hit the shuttlecock with the placement of shuttle according to given direction, using the badminton net as the barrier. The partner will toss the shuttle cock and the hitter has to hit the shuttlecock to the baseline of rear court with accuracy – 5 straight hits and 5 diagonal hits.
* Students will proceed to the next level once they successfully completed their current level.
6. Introduce 2 Types of Overhead Clear (5 min)
- Offensive Clear (Question to ask: When do I execute the Offensive Clear?)
2. Defensive Clear (Question to ask: When do I execute the Defensive Clear?)
- Video watching to further illustrate as below (watch from start to 1.50”)
7. Forehand Overhead Clear Challenge (5 min)
- In pairs, students will try to continuously execute as many times of the Overhead Clear as they can within 1min
- They can use either the Offensive or Defensive Clear.
8. Debrief (5 min)
- Cues of Overhead Clear
- Placement of Overhead Clear
- Types of Overhead Clear
9. Keep all equipment & End Class (5 min)
Mrs Michelle Quek
Physical Education & Co-Curricular Activities Department
Raffles Girls’ School