Skill: Balance
Drill: Collect the Balls
Equipment needed: Three small cones and three small balls per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will build balance by hopping down the mat and collecting the balls without putting their foot down.
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.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student has to remember to keep their leg up the whole time, while hopping down as quick as they can and picking up dodgeballs. They also have to make sure they do not drop the dodgeballs while they are hopping, and they do not put their foot down as they pick them up.
Step 1
Divide your students into even and have them line up on one end of the training deck.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line, set up a row of cones with a ball sitting on each cone.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When the instructor says “go” the first student in each line will hop down their row of cones and pick up each ball while keeping their leg in the air.
  • As the student makes it back to their line with the balls, have the instructor re-set the balls for the next student in line.
  • You can make it challenging by making it a race and giving the team a point if their line was the fastest.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Focus on balance by hopping without putting the elevated foot down on the ground
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has a turn.
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