Strength and Conditioning Syllabus
Teacher: John Hodson E-mail:
Phone: 320-982-7387 Best time to contact: 7:15-8:00 am or 3:15-3:45 pm
During this class students will be able to demonstrate competency in lifting techniques, and aerobic activities. Students will participate in physical activity daily during the quarter. Each student will be responsible for his/her personal and social behavior that respects self and others within the physical activity setting.
Students will have to participate every day. During that time we will explore proper strength training techniques aimed at improving overall muscular strength and endurance. I will communicate classroom activities through Google Classroom.
Students will be expected to create a strength training plan that they will use, fill out and turn in weekly throughout the semester. I will provide templates and resources for students to create personalized lifting plans. Students will also be able to choose from plans that I already have set up.
Requirements: Student participation is a must. This is an activity-based class, therefore students should expect to be active during the class period. Students should be prepared to try new activities with an open mind. Remember to be safe, responsible, respectful and have fun.
Materials needed for this course:
Limited participation: For extended non-participation (longer than one day) a doctor’s note is required. While in the swimming unit, students will be required to swim unless they provide a doctor's note. Students who do not swim and fail to turn in a doctor’s note will receive no credit for the unit.
Attendance Policy: Students will be given 5 absence days without having to do a make up workout sheet. Once the student has missed more than 5 days, they are expected to get a Make Up Form from me and complete a 30 minute workout (approved by me) and turn in within one week from absence to receive points for the days missed. A parent’s signature is required on this form.
Unexcused absences: Students will not be able to make up points lost due to unexcused absences.
Make-ups: Students will be required to complete a make-up form/assignment in order to earn points missed due to an absence. Form/assignment and instructions will be provided. Forms must be turned in within the week of the absence to earn full credit.
Late Work: All work is expected to be turned in on the due date. Students will be given one week (7 calendar days) to submit late work, after one week students will receive no credit. The two days to make up missed work due to an absence is incorporated into the 7 days.
1st incident results in a student-teacher meeting to discuss behavior plan.
2nd incident results in parent contact and the development of a behavior plan.
3rd incident results in meeting with administration.
* Behaviors that are safety issues may result in immediate removal from class.
Our School’s Anti-Bullying Rules:
Cell phones/Electronic Devices:
Each student has the opportunity to participate in the school’s technology device program. Therefore, students cannot use their personal electronic devices as a substitute for a school device. Appropriate use of personal electronic devices is allowed only during passing time and the student’s assigned lunch period, the phone should not be visible at any time during scheduled classroom time, this includes when students are out of class with a pass.
* Please note there may be times when Strength and Conditioning classes go off campus during class.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us.