(Ages 5 – 6)

Class Class 1 – BALANCE & DISCIPLINE

Static Warm-Up – 7 Minutes
  • Arms: Hold intermediate push-ups
  • Legs: Hold squats position
  • Abs: Hold beginner dish
  • Core: Hold beginner bridge
Mat Chat – 3-minutes (Includes Water Break)
  • Today we are going to work on BALANCE and DISCIPLINE.
  • BALANCE means not to fall.
  • DISCIPLINE means to make good choices in everything that you do.
  • We are going to run one BALANCE drill and one DISCIPLINE drill, and then review the testing requirements for both SKILLZ.
Skill-Building Drills – 10 Minutes

One Leg Relay Race:

In this drill the students are going to have a relay race up and down the mat on one foot.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: HEALTHY COMPETITION – Each team can have silly names to gain points for, so the students feel more motivated to gain points, like “hamburgers vs. hotdogs”.
  • Brain SKILLZ: WORKING MEMORY – The student must remember to hold their leg up the entire time, doing multiple hops, as they race down the mat.

Escape Tag:

The students will develop their self-discipline skills by escaping the proper way (within five seconds) when the instructor grabs them. This is great for developing self-defense skills and confidence.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student gets caught and is not able to escape in five seconds, then they will have five jumping jacks. For every student that is able to escape every time during the whole game, the instructors will have three pushups.
  • Brain SKILLZ: LONG TERM MEMORY – The student must be able to tell which defense to use and perform it correctly depending on if the instructor grabs them on their arm or their shoulder. This works on their ability to recall information that they remember doing in the past, or their episodic memory.
Passive Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Side bends
  • Pat your back/li>
  • Kneeling reach forward
  • Kneeling reach backward
Game – 3-minutes
  • Pirate Dodgeball
  • End of Class Announcments:

    2 Minutes