Skill: Fitness
Drill: Bull Dogs
Equipment needed: Non
Instructors needed: Several to monitor
Description: In this drill the students will build their arm muscles. The students will play a game of tag with half of the class on their hands and knees chasing the rest of the class.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can watch for two to three students who are doing the best pushups during the drill, or a student who did not get tagged, and ask if they want to be on the bulldogs team next round. The instructor can pre-frame this to the students during the explanation of the drill, so then those who want to be a bulldog will strive to do the best pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must run around the mat, while running away from the bulldogs and making sure they do not get tagged. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see, as they have to recognize that if the are on all fours, they are a bulldog, and they have to run away or they will get tagged. They also have to watch out for their friends as they run around, or else they might get hurt or hurt someone else.
Step 1
Split your class into two teams.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
One half of the class will be “it” and will begin by lining up on one end of the mat on their hands and knees. The rest of the class will line up on the other end of the mat.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When I say “go” the bull dogs will chase the rest of the class around the mat.
  • If the bull dog tags you, then you must go to the side and do 10 push-ups before re-entering the mat.
  • The chase will last two minutes.
  • After two minutes, switch roles.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Strengthen arms during class
  • Work on push ups
Step 5
  • Continue until every team has at least two turns to be a bull dog.
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