Skill: Focus
Drill: Going Going Gone
Equipment needed: 3 small targets per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice their focus by learning to judge distance and timing while punching.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can explain that if the student can punch the pad further than they did on their previous turn, they will make their parents proud.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to track the pad while it is in the air, and hit it in the correct place with the right technique so the pad flies farther. This challenges their ability to complete visual tasks and track moving objects.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the instructors start from one step away.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructors will throw the pad.
  • The student must punch the pad so that it will fly straight forward.
  • Then the instructor will take another step away and then throw the second pad.
  • If successful, take one more step away and throw the final pad.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Focus on the pad.
  • Punch in the middle.
  • Re-chamber your punch.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has two turns.
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