Skill: Focus
Drill: Knee the Block
Equipment needed: One foam block per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will develop their focus skills by kneeing a block in the air and then catching it.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can see how many times the student can catch the block on the first round. On the second round, the instructor can see if the students can catch the block more times than they did on the first round.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must be able to knee the block in the air, and then catch it. This works on their ability to participate in visual activities, as they have to spot the moving target in order to knee and catch the block.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need a small foam block.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You will toss the foam block in the air and hit it upwards with your knee.
  • Once you knee the block in the air, you will have to catch the block.
  • You will do this five times.
  • Your goal is to see how many times you can knee the block and catch it without the block touching the ground.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Bring your knee up high.
  • Keep your eye on the block.
  • Keep your hands by your eyes.
  • On the second turn, have the student start over if the block touches the ground.
  • On the third round, make it a competition to see who can knee the block and catch it as many times in a row.
Step 5
  • Continue until every student has three turns.
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