(Ages 3 – 4)

Class 3 – Blocking

Dynamic Warm-Up – 7 Minutes
  • Arms: Seal taps
  • Legs: Stationary Frankenstein’s
  • Abs: Bicycles
  • Core: Crab kicks
Mat Chat – 3-minutes (Includes Water Break)
  • Today we are going to work on BLOCKING.
  • Who can tell me what BLOCKING means?

Here are the three BLOCKING tips that I want everyone to practice today:

1. Keep your fists tight. 2. Pull your other arm tight to your side. 3. Watch where you are blocking.
Skill-Building Drills – 15 Minutes

Count the Blocks:

Students will work on their BLOCKING by being able to do as many blocks as is on the number dot.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: UP THE REP – Challenge the student to block stronger on each rep.
  • Brain SKILLZ: ATTENTION CONTROL – The student must stay engaged through each rep while also remembering to increase reps on each spot.

Blindfold Block:

The student will demonstrate a high block, muscle block, and low block while blindfolded. This will help them build good listening skills as most children this age are still in a visual stage of development.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student can do 5 L/R blocks in a row correctly, then the instructor will do 5 jumping jacks.
  • Brain SKILLZ: AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student will listen for the name of the block and perform it correctly without using visual cues.
Dynamic Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Airplanes
  • Row boats
  • Stretch kicks
  • Twist stretch
Game – 3-minutes
  • Four Corners

End of Class Announcments:

2 Minutes