Movement Preparation: Backward Mini Steps
Take small steps in a backwards jogging motion. Limit the speed initially “keep it slow”. This activity will naturally lead into backwards running.
-- If the team has clustered together, have them spread out a touch.
-- Look for fluid motion and control of movement path (straight line).
-- Encourage the ability to look over right and left shoulder while moving backwards.
Cues for athletes
-- Moving backwards take short quick steps
-- Make sure athletes look over shoulder for safety
Progression: Encourage quicker, small steps, rather than pushing overall speed by asking for more distance per step.