Drill: Hands Full
Equipment needed: 2 dodgeballs per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice CATCHING by demonstrating their ability to catch multiple dodgeballs at the same time without dropping any of the previous dodgeballs caught.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student drops one of the balls, they will have three jumping jacks.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to catch one ball, and hold onto it while trying to catch another one. This works on their ability to do more than one thing at one time as they have to hold the ball and catch another one at the same time, without dropping the one they already have.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the 1st person stand up and face the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student will have their arms out in front of them.
  • The instructor will then throw 1 of the dodgeballs and the student will catch it.
  • Without putting the 1st ball down the student will then have to catch the next ball thrown by the instructor.
  • The students will have 3 chances to catch both dodgeballs without dropping them.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes on the ball as it is thrown.
  • Keep your arms out so the ball has a place to land.
  • Try your best to grab all the dodgeballs.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
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