Limb Release

Grade level: K-12

Equipment: None


Objective: Static balance, lock-off strength, and learning to recover

Description: Students find a comfortable, low-balance stance on the wall. Coach calls out one limb, (such as left arm, or right leg). Climbers lift that limb from the wall and balance using their other three limbs to maintain position. Return that limb to the wall a coach calls out a different one until all four have been lifted one at a time. If time allows, students may move to a new spot on the wall and repeat the activity again following coach’s direction, or on their own.

Rules/Safety/Accommodations: Students should follow basic climbing wall rules. Special needs students may accomplish this with the use of a responsible peer helper as a spotter, or an adult.

Facilitation/Reflection Questions:

1. What was physically challenging about today’s climbing activity?
2. I’d like to say thank you to ________________for encouraging me today.
3. What was the purpose of this activity?

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