Challenge 16 - Keepy Uppies

Are you ready for the next Davies Sports Personal Challenge? Challenge #16 is Keepy Uppies. Simply, drop the beanbag down to your foot, when the beanbag lands kick it back up into the air. Continue to volley the beanbag by kicking it up in the air. How many can you do in a row? Can you you’re your personal best? 

What are the benefits?

  • Develop

Practicing exercises such as Keepy Uppies can help to improve coordination. Practising this exercise each day will help children improve their coordination and motor skills.

  • Refocus

Short bursts of physical activity help to refocus distracted minds. The challenge gets the whole class moving together for 60 seconds and then return to the lesson focused and re-energized ready to learn. 

Are Keepy Uppies too easy? If you’re looking to increase the challenge why not try a different variation:

  • Why not try clap & catch? Throw the beanbag into the air and clap before catching it again. On the next throw try do two claps, keep increasing the number of claps until your unable to increase any more. If you drop the beanbag you must start again.

What is the 60 Second Challenge?

Being physically active every day is essential for a child’s growth and development. The aim of the Personal Challenge is to get children moving by challenging them to complete an exercise in 60 seconds. Although, it might be difficult to fit activity in around the school day, these simple ideas can give children that extra boost of activity and get everyone moving together.

These challenges only take 60 seconds to complete, require little-to-no equipment and contribute to improving overall fitness. Simply stand up from the desk and get moving. Set the challenge at the beginning of the week and repeat each day. Get the children to note down how many Keepy Uppies they can do. Try to motivate the children to beat their score the next day. At the end of the week everyone can review their scores to see how they have done. Have they improved? We have created a Personal Tracker to make this simple, don’t forget to download yours here.

Make sure to keep up with our latest personal challenge, follow us on Twitter @DaviesSportsUK to find the latest challenge every Monday. Tweet us using the hashtag #DSPersonalChallenge and let us know how you get on.