Once again, well-done gymnastic kids
We need you to bring enthusiasm, energy, brightness and a sense of fun to our sessions.
YOU BROUGHT IT!
In future years, as you grow and mature, people, employers and friends will value the energy you bring. Never lose your love for life. Some may try and take it from you. Don’t ever let them!
So today, we let you play “let see how can you travel down the tumble track”. Some walked, some bounced, some did a handspring, some landed on their bottoms.
All a great opportunity to think, and practice how to move from one place to another.
Then we asked you ” design your own warm up” and you as a group suggested a “run down the carpet, cartwheel, up the track, hop down the carpet ( 1 leg), then forward roll, up the track, hop R up the carpet, then backwards roll, then jump up the carpet and kick to handstand.
It’s a great start, and you put that together as a group.
Let’s think about what a warm-up is! It’s about preparing you for the work to come. If you were going to run, you would walk, then jog, then run. So think about how we can improve this?
Here are some questions.
How can we prepare your wrists? Straight to cartwheel seems a bit harsh. How could you get from one side of the track without all your weight on your hands (hint. Bear crawl/ Spiders)
What moves do we need in gymnastics? Obviously the moves you have come to learn, but they all depend on key moves. What comes before most moves? ( Hint A big step/ A lunge)
When we jump, is that it? In gymnastics, it’s never a just a jump. You have to jump, then do something. Ever thought of jumping and using those basic shapes we use in the shape game? Jump into a tuck, jump into a star, jump into a straddle, jump into a straight shape.
Next week, we will look again at the warm-up you want to do.
I’m excited about what you will bring to that lesson.