Helpful for kids who tend to land on their heels or toes, these exercises show how to land on the midfoot
|Objectives||Springy Feet helps students learn to land on their midfoot, rather than on their heels or toes. This promotes more efficient and enjoyable running, faster times, and fewer injuries.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Time Required||15 minutes|
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
Note: Focus on one or two of the cues at a time as you assess students. Don't overload them with directions.
After finishing Springy Feet, talk to your students about their experience with the activity and the fundamentals of landing on the midfoot or ball of the foot. Consider asking questions like these:
Classrooms are filled with learners who demonstrate a variety of needs and abilities, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and gifted/talented students. Consider these adaptations as you work to modify the lesson for student success.