We started the school year in PE with volleyball and then went to soccer/speedball. This year, I am trying to time the PE units to coincide with the after-school Athletics program. The overall goal of PE is to provide opportunities for the students to play cooperatively with good sportsmanship while making it fun for everyone in the games. The students have been successful in this to varying degrees. The popular unit so far has been speedball, which is a cross between soccer and ultimate frisbee. A basic explanation of speedball:
If someone has the ball in their hands, you play like ultimate and score a touchdown. If the ball falls to the ground, it is instantly soccer, and you score by kicking it into the goal, so there are two ways to score.
The next two units will be lacrosse/scoopball and basketball.