Skill: Fitness
Drill: Dolphin Taps
Equipment needed: 1 target per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice having good FITNESS by working on their ability to have strong ab muscles by demonstrating multiple leg pulses for 10 reps on a target.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student’s feet touch the floor, then the student will have five jumping jacks at the end of their turn.
Brain SKILLZ:
ATTENTION CONTROL – The student must be able to focus on keeping their feet off of the round for the whole duration of their turn. This works on their ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students sitting with the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in line will lay on their back with their feet towards the instructor.
  • The student must keep their legs straight and feet together to make their “tail.”
  • When the instructor counts keeping that same position they must move their feet up and down hitting a target that is a foot higher than the start.
  • This will continue until the students hit 10 reps, then they will go to the end of the line.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your legs straight on each rep.
  • Keep going even if you get tired.
  • Don’t forget to breathe as you play.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
 
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