(Ages 3 – 4)

Class 16 – Catching

Ultimate Warm-Up – 7 Minutes
  • Arms: Beginner army crawls
  • Legs: Frankenstein’s
  • Abs: Swimmers
  • Core: Bear crawls
Mat Chat – 3-minutes (Includes Water Break)
  • Today we are going to work on CATCHING.
  • Who can tell me what CATCHING means?

Here are the three CATCHING tips:

1. Hold your hands out as you catch. 2. Keep your eyes on the object. 3. Hold the object tightly as you catch it.
Skill-Building Drills – 15 Minutes

Hold the Line:

Student will work on catching the block thrown to them and then making a stack of blocks as they catch more.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – When the student comes up, if they can get all the pads without them crossing the line, the instructor will do 5 pushups.
  • Brain SKILLZ: VISUAL PROCESSING – The student has to be able to track where the pad is, and catch it before it crosses over the line.

Ninja Dash:

Students will work on their catching by listening for the words “think fast” so they can turn and catch whatever is thrown.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: TRICKERY – The instructor can call out words that sound like the word “go” to try and trick the student.
  • Brain SKILLZ: AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must listen for when the instructor says stop, and turn as fast as they can so they can catch the ball.
Partner Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Butterfly stretch
  • Chest stretch
  • Sitting hamstring stretch
  • Straddle stretch
Game – 3-minutes
  • Ninja Freeze

End of Class Announcements:

2 Minutes