Skill: Discipline
Drill: Discipline Tag
Equipment needed: None
Instructors needed: 1 – 2 per group
Description: The students will practice their self-discipline by using their listening positions, sitting still when they are tagged.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – On the second round, the instructor can tell the students that if they get tagged, they can choose which discipline position they want to be in for the rest of the game. This will empower the students, as they will feel more in control over what they are doing.
ATTENTION CONTROL – Once a student gets tagged, they have to remain in the listening position the instructor gave them until the game is over. This works on their ability to focus on a task for an extended period of time, as they cannot move from their position until the game ends.
Step 1
Divide your class into 1-2 large groups.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
You will need 1-2 instructors per group to chase and tag the students. These instructors will stand in the middle of the mat.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Your instructor will call out a random characteristic ie/ “If you are wearing the color green.”
  • The students wearing that color must try to run past the instructors to the opposite side of the mat.
  • When an instructor tags a student running by, they will call listening position 1-4, the tagged student must remain seated in that position until the game ends.
  • The game ends when there is one person left still “in”. That student is the winner.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes open so you don’t hit your friends.
  • Move fast so you don’t get tagged.
  • Stay frozen when you are tagged.
Step 5
  • Continue for 1-2 games depending on class size and time.
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