Skill: Focus
Drill: Rocket Kicks
Equipment needed: 1 Clapper pad & 1 Ring per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice FOCUS by demonstrating their ability to use focus with their body and ears. This will challenge them physically by requiring them to quickly stop kicking and have a seat when the instructor says.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The instructor can make it a competition by awarding a point to the student who sits down the fastest, while sitting strong.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must be able to hear the word “go” from the instructor, do their kicks, and when they hear “stop”, they must sit down as quick as they can. This works on their ability to respond to audio cues.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line, you will need an Instructor holding a clapper pad
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in each line will stand with both feet inside the ring.
  • When the instructor says “GO” the student will demonstrate alternating front kicks while staying in the ring.
  • When the instructor says “STOP” the students must stop kicking and sit down inside the ring.
  • If the student steps out of the ring they are disqualified for that round.
  • First student to sit down and say finished sir/ma’am wins.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Listen for the correct time to sit down.
  • Have strong kicks the entire time.
  • Go as fast as you can to make it a challenge.
Step 5
  • Continue so that each student has at least 2-3 turns.
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