Skill: Focus
Drill: Ninja Dodgeball
Equipment needed: One dodgeball per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will practice having focus with their body as they dodge balls that are punched at them. This is a great drill for teaching the students how to dodge small objects.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student does not get hit by the dodgeballs, the instructor will have three pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student, if they are punching the ball, must be able to see the instructor and hit the ball out of the air in the correct direction in order to hit the instructor. The student, if they are getting hit by the instructor, must track the ball and step out of the way before they get hit. This drill works on their ability to track moving targets and process visual activity.
Step 1
Divide your class into several lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line, you will need an instructor that will punch the dodge ball at the student, and an assistant to help retrieve the ball.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first student in line will stand against the mirror or wall. The instructor will be at least 4 steps away.
  • The instructor will toss the ball in the air and then punch the ball aiming at the student. The student must dodge the ball.
  • If the student gets hit, then he/ she will have to do 3 push-ups.
  • Do this at least 5 times.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Learn to dodge objects
Step 5
  • You can make it even more challenging by having the student switch roles with the instructor.
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