Skill: Teamwork
Drill: Find Your Partner
Equipment needed: One kicking target per pair
Instructors needed: Several to monitor
Description: The students will close their eyes while their partner finds a spot on the mat, and then the student must find their partner and try to be the first person to do ten kicks on their target.
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.
SPEED OF PROCESSING – The student must be able to hear the instructor say “find your partner”, stand up quickly and scan the room for their partner. After recognizing them, they must run over and do ten kicks and have a seat as quickly as they can. This works on their ability to make the correct choices quickly and complete a task swiftly and accurately.
Step 1
Pair your students up with a partner and have them line up facing each other in the middle of the mat.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Give one student a kicking target and have the other student lay on the ground and hide their eyes.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When I say “go” the students holding the target will find a spot somewhere on the mat.
  • When I say “find your partner” the person on the ground will stand up and find their partner.
  • You will race to your partner and do ten kicks and then have a seat.
  • The pair that is sitting first is the winner.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Learn to find your partner without relying on your sight.
Step 5
  • Make sure you explain the importance of not cheating when they are kicking the pad.
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