Suggested Grade Level:
APPROACH: Approach the hurdle with speed to gain momentum, your take off should be about 5 meters from the hurdle.
LEAP AND EXTEND: Push off the ground with your dominant leg, and extend the non dominant leg forward keeping is slightly bent. (To get the leaping motion correct you can say kick a soccer ball then
CLEAR: Stay close to the hurdle, the heel should barely clear the bar to allow for maximum speed.
LEAN: Body should lean forward with opposite arm to the lead leg horizontal to the ground at a 90 degree angle.
TUCK: Tuck the trail leg (back leg) horizontal and flat at about a 45 degree angle to the side of the body.
SNAP: Snap down the trail leg as it clears the hurdle to resume speed.
Submitted by Tess Armstrong who teaches at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 12/3/2009 2:46:14 PM. Viewed 8452 times since 12/3/2009.