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Beginners tasks for agility
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1. Balance and programmed agility
The trick is to practice a whole range of balances.

For example, stand on one leg with the other leg straight out in front.

See how long you can hold it for.

Try a headstand, handstand, balance on your knee and so on. Be creative!

Learn how it feels to hold your body in different positions. A mirror is always useful to check that legs are straight!

Your weight transfer is important.

Practice running around, stopping every now and again.

When you stop you must stop in two steps and you must hold your balance for at least ten seconds.


2. Get-ups: Sprints from different positions
Mark a start and finish line approximately twenty large steps apart.

Get into a position (such as lying down on front, on back, on side, sitting down) behind the start line.

And in your own time get up as quickly as you can and run as fast as you can to the finish line, touch the floor and come back to the start line.

Time it, and see what you can do to get quicker. Think about how you turn, as that's where most people lose time.

You want to try and pivot on the balls of your feet rather than turning by running in an arc.


3. Relays
Two members of each team at each end of the hall.

On all fours, either face up or face down.

Go one at a time, moving hands and feet as quickly as you can to get to far side. Tig and change over.



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