Skill: Focus
Drill: Pattern Punches
Equipment needed: 2 Rings Per Line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice FOCUS by having to demonstrate multiple punches through rings, the challenge is remember the order you’re supposed to punch the rings.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – The instructor can change the colors with other names, like “cat and dog” or “spiderman and ironman”, etc. By doing this, the instructor would be challenging their working memory as well as keeping the students engaged and connect their left and right brain by changing up the vocabulary.
WORKING MEMORY – The student must be able to hear the pattern that the instructor calls, and repeat the pattern after the instructor is finished calling it out. This works on their ability to hold onto information for a short period of time, while they complete a task.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students facing the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student will face the rings.
  • The instructor will call out the different ring colors, the students will have to be able to punch through the ring without hitting it.
  • The goal is for the student to cross the lateral plane as they play this game.
  • On round 1 have the students do one color 3 times, every round after that add one more punch so on round 3 they do 3 punches 3 times.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes on the rings
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 2 turns.
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