Skill: Blocking
Drill: Step 2 It
Equipment needed: 2 Rings & 1 Foam Noodle per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice BLOCKING by demonstrating their ability to move and use their high blocks. This will challenge the students mentally by requiring them to be able to block with the same side that they stepped with.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – The instructor can say a color, and then point at a different direction in order to further test their auditory processing and visual processing.
SPEED OF PROCESSING – The students must be able to see and hear the different colors the instructor calls out, as well as step and block appropriately without getting hit. This works on their ability to complete a task quickly and accurately.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line, you will need an instructor holding the foam noodle.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in line will stand facing the rings in front of them.
  • When the instructor calls out a color the student must step to the correct ring and block with the arm on the same side as the ring.
  • The student will then bring their feet back together after they are done blocking.
  • The instructor will call different colors 2 more times before the student can go to the end of the line.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes open to see the noodle.
  • Block fast so you don’t get hit.
  • Listen for the words color, so you know where to step.
Step 5
  • Continue so that each student has at least 2 turns.
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