Nov. 2020 Kids Workout #2 – The Brand X Method

Nov. 2020 Kids Workout #2


Nov. 2020 Kids Workout #2

With a partner and a dodgeball
Start 3 meters apart and for 1 minute throw ball to partner, partner returns the ball- the goal is to throw and catch without anyone dropping the ball, discuss focus and accuracy. After 1 minute both partners spin 360 and take one big step back and repeat throw catch without any drops. Continue for 5-8 minutes by adding distance and/or complexity for each pair as ability and capacity dictate (spin 360 x 2, rotational throws, high arcing throws, reverse throws, etc)

Get Ready
With feet flat and together do 10 slow knee circles both directions Calf stretch against the wall 1 minute each side


Movement Practice

Review Movement Skill Strong Tree, while teaching the Press -pushing and then holding up the sky.
Press 5 reps.
Now discuss Movement Skill Footprint in the Sand which will cause knee travel outward, or “touch your neighbors knee- with your knee” (external rotation of the femur) for Push Press- In a circle, or straight line next to each other Practice the push press focusing on Overhead position using Strong Tree and “touch your neighbors knee then press” (consider substituting tall cones every other child to create appropriate social distance as needed, kids can touch knee to cone instead)


Work- Play
1 minute Push Press (Markers to 8# db) 1 minute Hillbilly Prowler Push
1 minute Box hurdles

Catch the Bomb /Avoid the Bomb
Within a 10-meter x 10-meter space, using 1 hula hoop or large bucket and 1 Gator Skin ball per child. Each player takes a turn being the catcher and uses the hula hoop (carried horizontally) or bucket to “catch the bombs.” “Bombs” are Gator Skin balls thrown by all other players in the field toward the catcher. Bomb throwers should be scattered around the playing field to keep the catcher constantly moving. Players rotate being catcher every 45 seconds to 1 minute on trainer/teacher cue. Alternative version is have the hoop holder avoiding the bombs.