TOT SHOTS & YOUTH Beginners - need to start off slowly, making sure you have proper placement on the ball. This will take time for our littlest ones to gain their coordination and balance. At first keep one foot on the ground at all times, alternating toes taps on the ball. Work up to Toe Tap Hopping.
REMEMBER to keep the ball our in front of you at all times not underneath you! .
If you have mastered the TOE TAP here are the next skills that go along with it! REMEMBER the more you practice the better and faster you will get!
Throw ins are an important skill to learn and doing it properly and effectively take practice! Watch the video for proper technique. Set up some targets and have fun!
Try to knock over some pylons or throw using proper technique into a garbage can! Mark how far you can throw and try to beat your record!
Follow the video and maintain control
Challenge yourself - try to do more each time
Practice this for at least 5 minutes with each foot then another 5 minutes alternating between both feet.
No spend another 5 minutes each on each one of these skills
Now lets do a throw in exercise to work the upper part of our body. Remember that both feet must stay on the ground at all times. Do 10 good throws
After exercise it is so important to give your warm muscles a good stretch and cool down. Stretch out your muscles and call it a day!
Repeat each one of these steps every day this week and watch how much better you will be and feel at the end of the week !
This video starts out with the basic Toe Taps, Inside Touches and Triangles which you learned in the previous videos but now you have to speed it up! Then keep watching for 13 more quick step videos!
Watch, Practice & Learn when, where and how to use it in a real game situation!
The purpose of a warm up is to prevent injury by increasing the body’s core and muscle temperature. Warm muscles increase the rate of energy production which increases reflexes and lowers the time it takes to contract a muscle. A good warm up should also increase range of motion and mentally prepare you for exercise and every day activities! Good for your body and good for your brain!
A good warm up followed by a good stretch! Make it part of the daily Family routine and reap the benefits!
This one thing, which only takes 10 minutes a day, can add so much vitality to your life. Stretching is responsible for so much more than just your flexibility.
Exercising your muscles is one thing. Stretching them is a completely different ball game. Here are just some ways stretching every day can benefit your family's life.
The most obvious reason to stretch is for your own flexibility. Start when you're young to help prevent your muscles from tighten and loss of range of motion as you get older. Improving your flexibility is a perfect way to loosen yourself up, get rid of stiff muscles, help little people muscles develop and make everyday tasks that much easier.
Although you may not want anymore energy from your kids - LOL - I'm sure you could use it to help you keep up with those little ones!
Sure, coffee is great for kicking up your energy levels, but so is stretching! An increase in your body’s circulation does more than just get your blood pumping. By getting more oxygen to your vital organs, you will discover that this also makes you feel more awake. It also increases your energy levels by reducing the stress that can wear you down and exhaust you. But wait -- it will also help those little ones sleep better and go to sleep earlier!
Speaking of sleep ! Get into the habit of doing a 10 minute stretch with the kids before bed to help them fall asleep faster and sleep better.
For you the benefits are overwhelming! Since a lot of people tend to lose sleep due to back pain and stress, stretching is a wonderful solution. Back pain is usually associated with tight muscles, so stretching before bed can alleviate that pain as well as relax your mind and body, ensuring an awesome night’s sleep.
Happy Children - Happy Life
Endorphins, endorphins, endorphins! This little happy chemical, which is released when you exercise, is also released when you stretch. It’s a proven fact that endorphins increase your mood immensely. So, whenever you feel like you need a pick me up, spend some time stretching and you will feel better in no time.
Stretching doesn’t just make you happier by releasing endorphins though. It also increases your long-term happiness. Stretching helps you become more flexible and tones your muscles; both of these benefits can make you look and feel better. Who isn’t in a better mood when they’re more confident?
Our bodies will be sure to thank us for it!