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2-3 thick panel mats (the type that Velcro together and are 2-3 inches thick)
10 - 15 minutes
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NOTE: the goal of this activity is to promote “safe falling”. It is VERY important to review safety expectations before starting.
Athletes start 5-10 metres back from the mat.
*For reluctant athletes, have them start on hands and knees, turned 90 degrees (i.e. side facing the mat), roll onto their backs and then back up onto their hands and knees. Progress to doing this from a standing position and then add the run.
Safe landing, body awareness (kinesthesia), rolling / tumbling, speed, coordination, balance
Hold a piece of pool noodle in both hands while “crashing”. This forces soft elbows and a “bubble” shape to protect the body.