(Ages 3 – 4)

Class 1 – Kicking

Static Warm-Up – 7 Minutes
  • Arms: Hold seal position
  • Legs: Hold jack-in-the-box
  • Abs: Hold feet out the water
  • Core: Hold Spiderman’s
Mat Chat – 3-minutes (Includes Water Break)
  • Today we are going to work on KICKING.
  • Who can tell me what KICKING means?

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

1. Keep your hands up. 2. Bend your knee before and after you kick. 3. Watch where you are kicking.
Skill-Building Drills – 15 Minutes

Follow My Lead:

Students will practice having good KICKING by demonstrating their ability to watch the instructor and try and remember the pattern that was shown to them.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: HEALTHY COMPETITION – Make it a competition to see who can do 5 combinations in a row correctly.
  • Brain SKILLZ: SPEED OF PROCESSING – The student will quickly process the combinations and perform them correctly.

Don’t Drop the Cone:

In this drill the students will learn how to develop balance while kicking by balancing a cone on their head as they kick the target. This is a great way to teach them how to keep their head up while kicking.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student doesn’t drop the cone, then the instructor will do 3 push-ups.
  • Brain SKILLZ: DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student will focus on kicking while also not dropping the cone.
Passive Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Side bends
  • Pat your back/li>
  • Kneeling reach forward
  • Kneeling reach backward
Game – 3-minutes
  • Ninja Ninja Turtle
  • End of Class Announcments:

    2 Minutes