Skill: Balance
Drill: Duck Kick
Equipment needed: Once ring and mitt per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will build balance on one leg by ducking and kicking a mitt without putting their foot down or hopping out of the ring. This is a great drill for building balance and increasing leg strength.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student gets hit by the pad, or if the student puts their foot down, then the student will have five jumping jacks.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to keep their leg up, and duck when the pad comes over their head, and kick while making sure their foot does not touch the ground.
Step 1
Divide your class into several lines with no more than five students per line.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
“Pick one student to go first. See how many duck-kick combinations they can do without putting their foot down or hopping out of the ring. ”
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • 3 to 5 duck-kick combinations is average
  • 6 to 9 duck-kick combinations is above average
  • Over 10 duck-kick combinations is excellent
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Hopping and balancing on one leg for strength.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has a turn.
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