(Ages 10 – 14)

Class 2 – Strength & Vision

Static Warm-Up – 7 Minutes
  • Arms: Hold push-up position
  • Legs: Hold single leg squat position
  • Abs: Hold advanced dish position
  • Core: Hold Straight-leg bridge
Mat Chat – 3-minutes (Includes Water Break)
  • Today we are going to work on STRENGTH and VISION.
  • STRENGTH means the quality or state of being strong, powerful, and forceful.
  • VISION means to put things in a positive perspective.
  • We are going to run one STRENGTH drill and one VISION drill, and then review the testing requirements for both SKILLZ.
Skill-Building Drills – 10 Minutes

Plank Round Kicks:

Student will practice STRENGTH by holding a plank position and being able to demonstrate multiple round kicks while holding that same position.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: NEUROBICS – While completing their turn, the instructor can have the students name superheroes, movies, books, etc. This will help to connect the left and right hemispheres of their brain, as well as keep the students engaged.
  • Brain SKILLZ: DIVIDED ATTENTION – The students must be able to hold their plank position, while also round kicking the pad next to them. This works on their ability to focus on multiple things at a time, as they have to hold themselves up with one leg and one arm in order to do a strong round kick on the pad, doing their plank position and a round kick at the same time.

Character Relay Race:

In this drill, the students’ knowledge of character words will be challenged with a fun relay race.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student answers incorrectly, then the student must do ten pushups.
  • Brain SKILLZ: LONG TERM MEMORY – The students must be able to respond to the instructor’s questions correctly in order to get a point. This works on their ability to recall information that they have learned in the past.
Passive Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Cross-leg twists
  • Neck pulls
  • Rubber guard stretch
  • Seal stretch
Game – 3-minutes
  • Dr. Dodge Ball

End of Class Announcments:

2 Minutes