Drill: Blindfold Block
Equipment needed: 1 blindfold per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The student will demonstrate a high block, muscle block, and low block while blindfolded. This will help them build good listening skills as most children this age are still in a visual stage of development.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student can block correctly all three times, then the instructor will do three pushups.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must be able to listen to what block is called out, and do the correct block without any visual cues.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need a blindfold and an instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • I am going to put a blindfold on you.
  • I will call out a high block, muscle block, or low block and you must perform the correct move.
  • Your goal is to perform all three blocks without making a mistake.
  • On the second turn, call out a left and right high block.
  • On the third turn, call out left and right blocks at random..
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Listen for the block.
  • Block fast
  • Keep your hands up.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has three turns.
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