Agility is being able to change the position of your body, or the direction of your body as quickly as possible.
To be agile, you need to:
be balanced and co-ordinated
capable of changing speed and power
aware of your centre of gravity
Agility is an important skill in several sports (for example tennis, football, hockey and squash) but also in your playtimes.
To be truly agile, you need to be able to change the position/direction of your body in response to something. For instance, a tennis player will need to change position/direction in response to his/her opponent’s shot. In football, a player will need to change position/direction in response to someone coming to tackle him/her.
So today’s mini-challenge is to create your own obstacle course!
What equipment can you find to create your own obstacle course at home, or in the park or playground? The equipment must be safe, so can be leaves from the garden to jump over? Or spare shoes to run around?
Two ways of making this more challenging:
- Time yourselves against your friends or family
- Ask someone to clap their hands every now and then, when they do, change direction or body position (you could go from running to crawling, or jogging backwards to side-steps…)
Post a photo, or a description of what you did on the Blog to share your ideas with other people from around the world!
In health and happiness, Captain Kinetic