Drill: 4 Corner Race
Equipment needed: Four targets / Stop Watch
Instructors needed: One
Description: In this drill the student will practice controlling their speed by racing the clock. This drill develops gross motor skills and coordination as well.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – The instructor can use different colors, animals, or another age-appropriate category, instead of numbering the pads. This will connect the left and right hemispheres of their brain, and keep the students engaged in the activity.
WORKING MEMORY – The student must be able to hear the instructor call out a number, and run to the corresponding corner. This works on their ability to hold onto information while performing a task, as they have to remember what number the instructor says as they are running to it, as well as the numbers of the pads.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Place a target on each corner of the training mat.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first student will stand in one corner, and when you say “go” the student will race to each corner and tap the target, through all 4 corners.
  • To calibrate the time that the students must beat, it is suggested that you pick one of your younger students to race and then round up their time to the nearest second.
  • The goal is for every student to beat the time. Keep in mind that some students may trip or “miss” tapping a station and that will slow them down.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Work again the clock
  • Focus on not missing any stations
Step 5
  • Repeat the drill until every student has at least two turns.
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