Skill: Teamwork
Drill: Traffic Lights
Equipment needed: 1 Kicking Shield per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice having good TEAMWORK by demonstrating their ability to hold a target for their teammates and be able to call out different commands for them at the same time.
Teaching SKILLZ:
UP THE REP – On the first turn, the students say the commands “green” “yellow” and “red” as quiet as they can. On the second round, they can say it at a normal volume, and on the third round, they can say them as loud as they can.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must be able to hear their partner say “green” “yellow” and “red”, and understand which each of these audio cues mean, and responding quickly and appropriately.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students sitting with the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first 2 people in line will stand up and face each other.
  • The instructor will hand one of them the kicking shield, the one holding the pad will then call out colors of a traffic light. (Green, Yellow, Red)
  • The student will have 10-15 seconds to call the colors, green=start punching, yellow=slow down punches, and red=stop punching
  • The students partner will listen for the colors called and will do the commands their teammate calls out.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Hold the pad strong and don’t move it.
  • Count as loud as you can.
  • Good control over your punches.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
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