Skill: Focus
Drill: Splat
Equipment needed: 1 kicking shield per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice their focus using their ears to listen as well as working on doing something fast but without cheating.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The instructor can make it a competition by awarding a point to the student who stands up the fastest, while yelling loud and hitting the pad with their chest.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must be able to hear when the instructor says “splat”, so they can drop down on their stomach quickly and stand up and yell loud. This drill works on the ability to respond quickly to audio cues.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
You will need to lay one kicking shield per line in front of the lines.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When you say “splat” they must drop down touching their stomach to the pad.
  • Then jump back up and yell “hi-ya”
  • The first to do so wins.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Yell loud so you don’t get hurt.
  • Listen for the word SPLAT.
  • Drop to your stomach fast.
Step 5
  • Continue until every group has three turns.
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