Physical Literacy - Session 12

Skill Focus: Exploring New Movements

The last time we focused on coordination and proprioception we used animal movements to create new and unique challenges for your body. Since then, you’ve experienced a lot of different exercises and hopefully developed a stronger sense of how your body moves. Use today's session to put those learnings into practice, pushing yourself just a little bit more, try something new or complete a few more reps. 

Value: Go Forward

In order to Go Forward, you must have a growth mindset, looking to learn and improve over time. There may be some movements that have gotten easier for you and some that are still difficult. Don’t give up on those that are difficult, keep trying to understand why they are difficult and use that information to improve! 

Opening Community Circle

  • Call your life play - on a scale of 1-5 how are you feeling today? 
  • Do you remember which animal movements you liked or disliked from our 2nd session? 
  • What are some ideas we can use to make some of those movements more difficult this time?

Warm-up #1

This is a general, dynamic warm-up that is great to use ahead of any session. View in the Warm-Up Library.

Skill Focus: Exploring New Movements

Demonstrate each exercise as a refresher for students.  

If done remotely with little space, all exercises can be done on the spot, otherwise students should complete while moving forward, back and side to side over 10 yards or more.  

Suggested delivery options: 

  • 30 secondof work followed by 30 seconds of rest 
  • If in-person, a “you go, I go” partner relay will work well 
  • Students should aim to complete 3-5 circuits of all exercises with a 2min break between circuits 

Students should utilize their fitness journal to document success and RPE. Click on each exercise for a video demonstration. 

Varations to Increase/Reduce Difficulty

  • Increase/reduce range of motion 
  • Slow down/speed up movement 
  • Increase/reduce number of reps/distance 

Cool Down # 2

This cool down involves stretching in place. Students should find a comfortable spot where they have enough room to stretch from head to toe. View in the Cool Down Library.

Closing Community Circle

  • Call your life play - on a scale of 1-5 how are you feeling after this session? 
  • Compared to last time we did this workout; which exercises were easier? Were any harder? 
  • How do you think you’ve demonstrated the “Go Forward” value over the last 12 sessions?