Skill: Focus
Drill: Knock the Block
Equipment needed: One wavemaster cushion and block per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will build their focus skills by punching a block off a cushion with accuracy.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The instructor can make it a competition to see who can knock the block off the fastest while punching straight and yelling loud.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must be able to hear the word “go” from the instructor, and the student must be able to get up fast and punch their block. This challenges their auditory processing ability since they are lying down and not able to see the instructor, and the only cue for them to go is auditory.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need the top of a wavemaster cushion or stack of pads with a foam block sitting on top, and an instructor approximately three steps away.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You will lay on your back with your head towards the cushion.
  • When I say “go” you will jump to your feet and punch the block to your instructor.
  • Your goal is to punch the block right in the center with the proper part of your hand.
  • If you hit the block properly, then the block should fly directly into your instructor’s hands, making it easy to catch.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Punch the block hard.
  • Punch the block straight.
  • Stand up fast.
Step 5
  • Continue until every student has three turns.
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