Lesson Two - Running Part 2
Running part 2
Efficient running is a skill that has an impact on many physical activities
The ability to run smoothly also helps build strength that helps to ease participation and enjoyment games and actions in a physical activity
Let us add to this skill. You can do this around the house or in the yard. Our first lesson was trying some drills such as marching on the spot lifting alternating knees.
Now we want to increase the speed and add two more movements to the development of the running motion
- Rear end kicks or Butt kicks 😊.
Student kicks heels back up towards the backside alternately of course! Head up facing forward and arms moving gently back and forth as the marching drill. Move forward taking very small steps. You can vary the speed to enrich it
Move outside on the grass. Maybe try going up a slight hill. Scuffing the feet is ok
- Fast Feet or Quick feet.
Have the student not lift their feet too high but rather quickly tap their feet in a quick motion, on the balls of the feet, moving SLOWLY forward. Again keep the head up and landing lightly on their feet not slamming down too hard
Emphasis is quiet movement
Stress the quickness of the steps
Small steps is the goal
Keep the head up facing forward
Arms should be swinging at same rate as the foot movement
Videos of drills