Drill: Hold the Ball
Equipment needed: 1 Dodgeball Per Line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice FITNESS by holding a small ball between their feet when they do leg raises to make their stomachs stronger.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can say that if they want to make their instructors proud, they can do five leg raises. If they want to make their instructors and their parents proud, they can do seven leg raises. If they want to make their instructors, parents, and themselves proud, they can do ten leg raises. This will motivate the students to do more reps than they need to, because they want to make people important to them proud.
ATTENTION CONTROL – The student has to be able to keep the ball between their feet as they do their leg raises. This works on their ability to focus on a task for an extended period of time, as they must be able to hold the ball until they are done with the reps that they need to complete.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line, you will need one dodgeball
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in each line will lay on their back
  • The instructor will place a dodgeball between their feet as they hold it 6” off the ground
  • Then lift the ball 90 degrees up and to the instructors hand.
  • Then bring it back down but not to the ground.
  • Repeat for 5 leg raises.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your stomach engaged the whole time.
  • Don’t touch the ground with the ball
  • Keep your eyes on the ball as you lift
Step 5
  • Continue so that each student has at least 2-3.
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