Skill: Teamwork
Drill: Be the Coach
Equipment needed: None
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will build their teamwork skills by coaching their partner. This will help them build good leadership skills and social skills.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – On the second turn, the instructor can have the “coaches” count by colors, animals, or another age-appropriate category. This will connect the left and right hemispheres of their brain, and keep the students engaged in the activity. This will also further test their long-term memory, as they must be able to recall things that belong to the category that was given.
WORKING MEMORY – The student must act like a coach during their turn, and count while another student does an exercise. This works on their ability to hold onto information while performing a task, as the student must remember how to count for another person, as well as remember to compliment them at the end.
Step 1
Pair your students with a partner and then divide them into groups.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Explain to the students they will be “coaches” for this drill.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You will act as the coach for your partner by counting and spotting for their exercises.
  • Your goal is to spot correctly and count loudly.
  • Also make sure you look your partner in the eye when you are done, and compliment their efforts.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Count for your team loud.
  • Talk to each teammate.
  • Demonstrate the correct way of doing it.
Step 5
  • Continue until every student has a chance to coach and be coached doing push-ups, leg raises, and squat jumps.
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