Train your speed by switching sides in the ladder shuffle exercise with Judy Notte Howard in this fitness for kids series.
Read the full transcript »
This ladder drill is called ‘the shuffle.’ Now, we tried them on the hoops and now our scenario is using masking tape to demonstrate. They work just as well, remember chalk is great too. So, what you want to think about with this one is again, foot speed, cycling the arms through, we are going to move through 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, nice on lift on the feet and then you got to run down and then you are going to switch side. I am going to go with my left foot lead this time, so down it. Quickness is really important because it is going to help react to your opponents when you are on the field, okay. You ready? Let us go. Sideways, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, cycle those arms, good! Remember focusing on foot speed, not linear running speed. Looking good! Looking good, looking good. That is it! Remember when you come back, you guys you are going in the other foot lead. Now come on, pick up, pick up the speed little bit the feet, feet. 1, 2, 1, 2, good end and that is it! Cycle those arms, cycle those arms, good! Go! 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, left, left, left. You might find a little bit more tricky on the left side if you are right handed. You may have dominant side. Cycle the arms, cycle the arms—forward and back and keep going. So were switching sides’ guys, looking good! So let us recap what we need to remember when we are doing this ladder drills. Remember, stand with your knees and hips that be flexed! Keep your arms and shoulders relax, maintain good balance and body weight over the bulb of your feet. And the emphasis is on foot speed not forward running speed. You do not need to go fast, just to that footwork and try not to stop.