Drill: Hold the Line
Equipment needed: 1 belt/rope, 3 small targets per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill we will work on developing our CATCHING skill by being able to see the target, and moving to catch it quickly.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – When the student comes up, if they can get all the pads without them crossing the line, the instructor will do 5 pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student has to be able to track where the pad is, and catch it before it crosses over the line.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Lay down the belt/rope in front of each line – Have each instructor stand a few feet away from the line
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Have the first student in each line stand in front of the rope/belt
  • The instructor will gently throw the first target in a catchable manner
  • The student must move to catch the pad and not let it pass the line on th ground.
  • Repeat with the other two pads
  • Your goal is to catch 3 pads in a row
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Try not to pass the line when going after the pad
  • Keep your eyes on the pads
  • Move fast to grab each pad
Step 5
  • Continue until everyone gets 2-3 turns.
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