Skill: Technique
Drill: Cone Head Relay
Equipment needed: One cone for each line.
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will work on their TECHNIQUE by walking down the mat in their stances while trying to balance a cone on their head. This will be challenging students physical stage of development by controlling where their head goes.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student drops their cone, then they have three pushups, and then they can continue where they dropped their cone.
ATTENTION CONTROL – The student must focus on staying low, or else their cone will fall off of their head. This works on their ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time, as they must make sure their head does not change levels.
Step 1
Spread your students into even lines on one side of the mat.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The first student will stand up and place the cone on their head.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When the instructor says “go” students will walk down the mat alternating front stances down the mat.
  • Students must balance the cone on their head. If the cone falls off they will have to stop do 10 jumping jacks, then pick the cone up and continue.
  • Once students hit the end of the mat they can grab the cone run it back to their team then it will be the next students turn.
  • Once all the students in the line have gone once they can have a seat and say, “finished ma’am/sir.”
  • The team that finishes first gets a point.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Go fast! If you go to slow with walking in your stances then your team might not get the point.
  • Pay attention to the detail in your stances. If you don’t have a strong stance then you aren’t getting any better.
  • Keep your head as still as possible. You don’t want to have to do jumping jacks every time you move in your stance.
Step 5
  • Continue for 2-3 rounds.
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