Skill: FOCUS
Drill: Catapult
Equipment needed: 1-3 foam block(s) per line
Instructors needed: 1 instructor per line
Description: Students will practice FOCUS by demonstrating keeping a block on their feet and then kick to launch the block to the instructor. Students will be challenged physically by requiring to engage their core to keep balance while keeping the block on their foot until they are ready to launch.
The student can kick three times: the first kick having little power, the second kick having medium power, and on the third kick, they can launch the block as far as they can.
The student must be able to focus on holding their knee up high and balancing the block on their foot. This challenges their ability to do a task for an extended period of time, despite the physical difficulty.
Step 1
  • Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
  • First student will stand in line facing the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • First student will hold a front kick chamber towards the front.
  • The instructor will place a block on the top of their foot.
  • To assist the student with keeping the block on their feet, the instructor will put a finger on top of the block.
  • Students will then kick, launching the block forward into the air.
  • Rechamber to finish the kick.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your head up, so that you can keep your balance.
  • Keep your knee up to have a more powerful kick!
  • Keep your foot flat so that the block stays on your foot.
Step 5
  • Continue 2 to 3 times through the line.
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