(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

You Kick, I Kick:

In this drill the students will take turns kicking the target and holding the target. This is a great drill to teach them how to play fair with each other.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: HEALTHY COMPETITION – Make it a competition to see who can be louder than their partner.
  • Brain SKILLZ: WORKING MEMORY – The student must remember the protocol when holding targets for one another.

Kick Fast!:

In this drill the students will practice the early stages of kicking while walking, counting and striking a target.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: TRICKERY – Try to trick the students by pretending to move the noodle or by saying words that sound like numbers.
  • Brain SKILLZ: VISUAL PROCESSING – The student will focus on kicking correctly while not getting hit with the noodle.
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