(Ages 5 – 6)

Class 5 – Balance

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.
  • BALANCE means not to fall.

Here are three BALANCE tips that you will learn today:

1. BALANCE while standing – keep your legs strong, keep your shoulders strong, and keep your chin up. 2. BALANCE while walking – keep your legs strong and keeping your head up. 3. BALANCE while kicking – keep your knee high, keep your hands up, and keep your tummy strong.
Skill-Building Drills – 15 Minutes

Balance Circle:

Students will work on having good BALANCE by keeping their foot up while passing the pad around to everyone in the group.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: NEUROBICS – Have each student call out a different color, animal, favorite food, etc. as they pass the pad.
  • Brain SKILLZ: DIVIDED ATTENTION – The students will be challenged to maintain their balance while coming up with their answers.

Battle Kicks:

The students will work on their BALANCE by battling their partner to see who can do the most kicks without putting their foot down.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: HEALTHY COMPETITION – The students will compete against each other to see who can do the most kicks.
  • Brain SKILLZ: RESPONSE INHIBITION – The student must focus on their balance while not being distracted by their opponent.
Skill Stripe Test – 15 Minutes

See Testing Charts:

Beginner Testing Chart
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Intermediate Testing Chart
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Advanced Testing Chart
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Passive Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Front leans
  • Middle split
  • Back bends
  • Bow and arrows
Game – 3-minutes
  • Octopus

End of Class Announcments:

2 Minutes