(Ages 5 – 6)

Class Class 1 – Focus & Teamwork

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 FOCUS and TEAMWORK.
  • FOCUS means to pay attention with your eyes, ears, and body.
  • TEAMWORK means working together, helping each other and having great sportsmanship.
  • We are going to run one FOCUS drill and one TEAMWORK drill, and then review the testing requirements for both SKILLZ.
Skill-Building Drills – 10 Minutes

Math Kicks:

In this drill the students will solve a simple math problem and then kick the target equal to the sum of the math problem. This is a great way to teach your students math!
  • Teaching SKILLZ: CHOICES – The instructor can ask the student if they want an easy, medium, or hard question, or the instructor can ask if they would like addition or subtraction. By asking this, the student will feel more excited to do the drill because they had power in choosing what they had to do.
  • Brain SKILLZ: SPEED OF PROCESSING – The student must be able to hear the math problem and solve it as quickly as they can, and complete the amount of kicks.

Lead the Blind:

One student will lead their partner down the mat while they are blindfolded.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: TRICKERY – The instructor can say words that sound like “go”, like “ghost” or “gopher”, in order to try and trick the students. This will help the students improve their auditory processing, as they must listen for the whole word and analyze what it means, instead of just listening for the sounds of a word.
  • Brain SKILLZ: VISUAL PROCESSING – The student leading their partner must see where they need to go, and guide their partner there with their voice. This works on their ability to participate in visual activities and make sense of what they see, as they have to spot the path they need to take and guide their partner to their pad. Their partner is practicing their auditory processing skills as well, as they have to respond to the verbal commands that they are given.
Passive Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Side bends
  • Pat your back/li>
  • Kneeling reach forward
  • Kneeling reach backward
Game – 3-minutes
  • 4 Corners
  • End of Class Announcments:

    2 Minutes