Skill: Perseverance
Drill: Rabbit Run
Equipment needed: None
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will work on their perseverance by running quickly to avoid being tagged. This drill will help develop a sense of perseverance under pressure.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – The instructor can say things like “stitch” or “witch” to try and trick the students. This will enhance their auditory processing skills as they have to listen for the whole word, and not just the sounds in the word.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must listen to the instructor to say “switch” and then switch directions. This works on their ability to follow verbal commands and analyze what is being heard.
Step 1
Divide your class into groups.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
You will need one instructor per group. Each group will form a circle.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Two students at a time will chase each other around the circle.
  • When you say “switch” the runner will become the “chaser”.
  • The goal is to not get tagged by showing good perseverance to not slow down.
  • Make sure to call switch a few times each turn.
  • Make this more fun by calling “switch” when the chaser gets close.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Don’t look backwards keep your eyes forward.
  • Use your arms to help you run
  • Switch directions really fast
Step 5
  • Continue until each student goes 3 times.
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