Monday, September 29, 2008

The quest for running contacts!

I have been working on Cheetah's contacts for almost 2 months. I decided to change her class setting only 2o/2o to a running. I have mixed up a few of the common methods out there, trying to find the one that seems to make the most sense to both of us.

I have done some with Silvia Trkman's method, which is basically just run across a plank on the ground and slowly build up the height, marking for running to the edge and not jumping.

I have done some of Rachel Sander's pvc Box method, where there is a large 30x36 pvc box, attached to the contact zone of the the aframe and after some ground work, they gain understanding that 4 feet in the box is good, so that when you put it on the a-frame, it focuses them on that area.

I have put stride regulators on just above the contact zone

I have placed a hoop at the bottom of the a-frame so that she doesn't get to practice jumping off of the end.

I even has started to use a laser light to have her chase it down the yellow area.

In this clip, I have the hoop infront of a 5'3" a-frame and she is chasing the laser light. That is why the room is a little dark.

2 comments:

The Boys Mommy said...

How did you convince Chris to make the basement into an indoor agility course??? :)

tegansmom2 said...

It's not the basement, its the training building that I teach at. If it was tall enough and had more room, he wouldn't have a choice!