Skill: Balance
Drill: King of the Pads
Equipment needed: 1 Kicking shield per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice BALANCE by demonstrating their ability to control where their body moves as they try to stand on one foot while they stand on a kicking shield.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – Instead of saying “go”, the instructor can say words that sound similar, like “gopher” and “ghost” in order to keep the students engaged and improve their auditory processing.
ATTENTION CONTROL – The student must focus on keeping their leg up for the entire duration, in order to win the game. This works on their ability to complete a task over an extended period of time, as it is a challenge to hold their leg up for a long time.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The students will sit with the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in each line will stand up and get on top of their kicking shield.
  • When the instructor says “GO” the students will all have to lift up 1 foot and try and balance on the pad.
  • The last student standing on the pad is the winner or anyone who makes it to 10 seconds.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Have strong legs so that you don’t fall off the pad.
  • Keep your belly strong so you aren’t leaning over.
  • Keep your head up to have good posture.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
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