Skill: Instinct
Drill: Spot the Opening
Equipment needed: Two handmitts for each line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice INSTINCT by looking for an opening that the instructor gives with the handmitts.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – The instructor can let the students choose what speed they would like to go: slow, medium, or fast. The choice in the activity will empower the students, as they will feel more in control over what they are doing.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students will have to see the target pop up in front of them, and use an appropriate technique to hit the pad before it goes away. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Each instructor will put on both mitts
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructor will give each student 5 openings to hit with any technique
  • The pad will only there for a short amount of time
  • If the students hit all 5 openings, the instructor will do 5 push-ups
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Move quick so the target is still there
  • Choose your moves wisely because if it takes a long time, it might be too late
  • Keep your hands up to train yourself to always keep them there
Step 5
  • Continue until everyone has gone twice
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