AGE-UP Kicks Off Spring Clinics With Kimball Elementary

Hello! It’s Sophie the 2nd year, it’s been so long! It was a beautiful day for AGE UP’s first clinic at Kimball Elementary. Our clinic began in the Kimball gym and comprised of seventeen students from Kimball (yet, only one girl!). We began the session with introductions and a warm up of ‘Sharks and Minnows’. After we were all warmed up, Amanda and Tiffany demonstrated how to throw forehands and backhands and engaged the children in partner throwing. Twenty minutes later, we went outside and set up a go-to dog drill, which allowed the students to learn to attack a disc with the pressure of another player. After, we switched to the away dog drill, which allowed the students to practice reading the disc. There were so many sick catches. At this rate, these kids will be better than me!

courtesy of the Kimball website

 After the dog drills, we quickly explained the rules of ‘Boot’ and the kids picked it up right away. The students at Kimball were very eager to play, which made them very enthusiastic throughout the afternoon. By 4:30, the parents were starting to arrive, signaling our end. We handed out the evaluations and gave yellow, lemon scented smiley face stickers in return to the evaluations. It was a great day first clinic filled with enthusiastic children, which is always a relief. Until next time! Adios!
(Unfortunately, due to difficulty with photo releases, there weren’t any photos this time around. Sorry!)

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