Session 1 - Program Overview and Physical Activity

The primary focus of this session is to:

  • Begin to build rapport among participants and project staff so that a foundation for benefiting from future intervention sessions may be possible
  • Demonstrate the importance of safety and physical activity

The particular emphasis will be on:

  • Discussing program and participant expectations.
  • Promoting safety before, during and after recreation and sports.
  • Father-son communication during physical activity.
  • Engaging.

Knowledge –Attitudes –Skills Expected

At the end of session one participants will be able to:
  • 1. Articulate expectations for the Fathers and Sons Program.
  • 2. Properly prepare physically and mentally before engaging in physical activity.
  • 3. Sit-ups, push-ups, and running.


  • Affirmation & Meditation
  • Ice Breakers
  • Discussion: Physical Activity Safety Tips and Strategies
  • Stretching for Safety
  • Endurance, Speed, and Strength Exercises
Homework Due
  • None
Homework Assigned
  • "Let's Get Acquainted" Exercise
  • PALA+ Physical Activity and Nutrition Log #1
Materials Needed
  • Program Folders
  • Information Cards: Includes contact information of participants
  • Project Camera: Staff member to take pictures of fathers and sons interactions with each other and program staff
  • Sticky Notes for "Who Am I?" Ice Breaker
  • Flip Chart / Markers or Chalkboard for "brainstorming"
  • Handouts: Warm-Up and Stretching Exercises, PALA Log
  • Log Sheets: for Endurance, Speed, and Strength exercises
  • Stop Watches (2)
Suggested Staff
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Assistant(s)
  • Faciltator to teach curriculum
  • Observer to record notes to evaluate the session
Session Outline
  • Logistics (35 minutes)
    • Introductions and Participants' Program Expectations (10 minutes)
    • Description of Check-In/Check-Out Procedure (5 minutes)
    • Overview of Program Folder (5 minutes)
    • Roles and Responsibilities (10 minutes)
    • Filling out Information Cards (5 minutes)
  • Activities (95 minutes)
    • Affirmations & Meditation (10 minutes)
    • Ice Breakers (15 minutes)
      • I Have a Link
      • Who am I?
    • Health Promotion Discussion (10 minutes)
    • Stretching for Safety (10 minutes)
    • Endurance, Speed, and Strength Exercises (20 minutes)
  • Homework Assignment (5 minutes)
  • Closing Summary (5 minutes)
  • Questions and Answers (5 minutes)
  • Check-Out (5 minutes)


Lesson Plan

Roles and Responsibilities

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Activities and Handouts

Endurance, Speed, and Strength Log Roles and Responsibilities for Sons Stretching Exercises More Warm-Up and Stretching Exercises


Homework Log PALA Physical Activity and Nutrition Log Let's Get Acquainted
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