Drill: Make the Catch
Equipment needed: 1 dodgeball or small pad per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice having good RUNNING by demonstrating their ability to quickly be able to move their bodies in order to catch a ball that is thrown.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student is able to catch the ball before it hits the ground every time on their turn, the instructor will do three pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see where the ball is thrown, and see where it is in relation to the ground in order to run the appropriate speed in order to catch it. This works on their ability to process visual activity.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the student sitting facing the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructor will have the 1st student sitting about 3-5ft away.
  • When the instructor says “GO” the instructor will throw the ball in a random direction.
  • The student will have to stand up and then run and catch the ball before it hits the ground .
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes open.
  • Run as fast as you can.
  • Keep your arms out and ready.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.
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