Happy Thursday and thanks for checking out today’s P.E. Drill Thrill!
Today’s SandBell exercises are an extension of the previous K-12 Drill Thrill article. Hyperwear Master Trainer Jamie Atlas shows two more kid-friendly SandBell exercises that are fun, age appropriate and engaging!
Simple Tips For Success
As P.E. teachers, one of the problems you may face regularly is motivating students to get active and have FUN. Here are 3 simple tips to creating successful exercise classes!
According to KidsHealth.org the best ways to get kids active is by following these tips:
- Choose activities based on a student’s age: If you don’t, the student may get bored if it’s too easy or frustrated if it’s too hard.
- Give kids chances to be active: Offer activities that are safe and with age-appropriate equipment, take them to playgrounds and other play areas where they can be active.
- Focus on fun: Kids won’t do things they don’t enjoy.
How Today’s Video Applies These Tips
Click on the image below to see the Squat With Pizza Spin and SandBell Tennis exercises in action. Try these SandBell exercises in your next P.E. class. Keep the above tips in mind so your classes are fun, age appropriate and engaging!
SandBell Games Video Coaching Cues
Squat With Pizza Spin: Teaching core/extremities coordination isn’t always easy; movements above the head require the most development to reduce shoulder injuries and poor performance in hand/eye coordination. This exercise requires the student to rotate the shoulders “in sync,” as opposed to more traditional lifting movements that keep both shoulder blades stable and “in the pocket” — the optimal position for maximum lifting, but rarely used in real-world movement. For an extra challenge combine this drill with a travel, two SandBells at once, or a heavier SandBell. Remember, the SandBell lands softly, so you can use bigger challenges with a lower risk of injury from missed catches.
SandBell Tennis: SandBell Tennis requires reaction, agility and strategy. It’s an excellent drill that requires the student to get low in their stance and react from the ground up. For extra an challenge make one partner’s square larger or smaller, or use different movement patterns or game rules to balance out the abilities between partners to keep a level playing field, and motivation and enjoyment high.