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Athletics 365: Section 10 - Challenges

10. Agility – Pivoting / Rotation

Agility (Pivoting) is when the body (and its part) twist and turn in the right order and under control and in balance. Pivoting is essential in movements such as a discus throw or pivot turn in netball.

Athlete always starts from a standing position with feet shoulder apart, knees slightly flexed. Athletes should always maintain good posture and core positioning for each challenge.

High stages of pivoting relate to Discus & Hammer technique.  

Red

Stage 1 Red Challenges

10a) Pivot 90° clockwise (on ball of foot) and with good posture, while maintaining balance (both feet).

10b) Pivot 90° anti clockwise (on ball of foot) with good posture and balance (both feet).

Yellow

Stage 2 Yellow Challenges

10a) Pivot 180° clockwise (on ball of foot) while maintaining balance (both feet).

10b) Pivot 180° anti clockwise (on ball of foot) whilst maintaining balance (both feet).

Green

Stage 3 Green Challenges

10a) Pivot 3 quarter turn anti clockwise (on ball of foot) while maintaining balance (both feet).

10b) Pivot 3 quarter turn clockwise (on ball of foot) while maintaining balance (both feet).

10c) Move laterally with heel to toe action. (Footage Coming Soon)

Purple

Stage 4 Purple Challenges

10a) Pivot 360° turn anti clockwise (on ball of foot) while maintaining balance (both feet).

10b) Pivot 360° turn clockwise (on ball of foot) while maintaining balance (both feet).

10c) Basic turn: hold a broom stick with extended arms, eyes focusing on the end of the stick and turn on the spot by moving the feet in an anti - clockwise direction. (Footage Coming Soon)

Blue

Stage 5 Blue Challenges

10a) Pivot quarter turn, followed by a half turn anti clockwise (on ball of foot) while maintaining balance.

10b) Pivot quarter turn, followed by a half turn clockwise (on ball of foot) while maintaining balance.

10c) Heel - Toe Turns: turn through 90° balanced on the heel of the left foot, pivoting onto the ball of the right foot. (Footage Coming Soon)

Black

Stage 6 Black Challenges

10a) Pivot quarter turn, followed by a half turn anti clockwise (on ball of foot) at speed while maintaining balance.

10b) Pivot quarter turn, followed by a half turn (on ball of foot) with weighted object whilst maintaining balance. (Footage Coming Soon)

10c) Heel - Toe Turns: Turns through 120° balanced on the heel of the left foot then transferring their bodyweight onto the ball of the right foot, pivoting the body around and back to the starting position. (Footage Coming Soon)

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