BEAR CRAWLS

Instruct athletes to bear crawl through the zigzagged course created within the station area. Instruct the athlete to begin with hands and toes on the ground. Instruct athlete to begin moving from the start cone to the next cone by moving one hand forward and taking the opposite foot off the ground while trying to move it toward the hand in front of that foot. Repeat on each side until the athlete “crawls” like a bear to each cone. Athletes should focus on keeping their bottoms down so that their backs are as close as possible to remain straight (neutral spine). The course could be set up with cones and/or hurdles, creating path for the athletes to bear crawl through.