Skill: Focus
Drill: Crazy Punches
Equipment needed: 1 Belt, 1 Dodgeball, some electrical tape per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will work on their ability to FOCUS with their eyes and hands by spotting a moving object and trying to punch it as many times as possible in 10 seconds.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – On the second round, the instructor can ask how far away the student wants them to be: close, kind of far, or really far. This will empower the students since they have a choice in the activity, and it will allow the students to choose their own difficulty.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to punch the swinging ball as many times as they can. This works on their ability to participate in visual activities, as they have to continuously punch the moving ball at a consistent pace.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Securely tape one end of the belt to the ball. Have each instructor stand off to the side while hanging the ball in front of the student.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Each student will stand in a middle stance, with their hands in the chamber position for a punch.
  • They will have 10 seconds to punch the ball as many times as they can
  • You must stay in your middle stance the entire time
  • On round 2, the instructor can move the ball lower or higher as it swings back and forth.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Don’t use all your power or the ball will go too far and you can’t hit it.
  • Keep your eyes on the ball the whole time.
  • Make sure each retraction hand makes its way back to your side
Step 5
  • Continue until each student gets 3 turns.
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