Hybrid Movements For Young Athletes
By Dave Gleason
Creating fun, imaginative and challenging activities for 6-9, and 10-13 year old can be a difficult task. Keeping in mind that 6-9 year old athletes are still discovering movement and 10-13 year old athletes are exploring movement will help. Combining 2 or more ‘traditional’ exercises to generate new, hybrid movements will put your programming over the top!
Lunge walks (monster walks) combined with bear crawls for discovering balance, systemic strength, contra lateral coordination and with a progression even reactivity. Log rolls and push up holds (progressed to push ups) will cover a variety of training factors including core strength, upper extremity strength, spacial awareness and more.
Watch this short video below to see exactly how to put these hybrid movements together with progressions!