Skill: Versatility
Drill: Land Minds!
Equipment needed: Several small obstacles per group
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will test their versatility with adaptability by performing their form while avoiding stepping on obstacles.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student steps on a land mine, then the student will do five pushups and start over their form.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must see all the obstacles around them as they do their form, and do their form without stepping on one. This works on their ability to participate in visual activities, as they have to tweak their movement in the form in order to avoid the land mines.
Step 1
Divide the class into groups.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the first person from each group stand in the middle of the forms ring. Lay out a bunch of obstacles around the ring as shown in the picture.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When I say “go” you will perform your form while avoiding all of the obstacles on the mat.
  • For every obstacle that you step on, you must do 5 push-ups.
  • The goal is to use wider stances to avoid the obstacles.
  • On the second round, see which student can perform their entire form without stepping on an obstacle and if the student steps on an obstacle then they are eliminated.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • The goal is to use wider stances to avoid the obstacles.
Step 5
  • You can make it a challenge by having the students try it blindfolded on the third round.
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