Drill: Pancake Catches
Equipment needed: One ring and rubber circle per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The instructor will toss a rubber circle and the student must catch it while standing in a ring. This will help the students build control, gross motor skills, and spatial awareness
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student is able to catch the dot three times in a row, the instructor will have three pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to track the dot coming towards them, and catch it at the right time so it does not fall through their hands. This works on their ability to process visual activity.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need a rubber circle and a ring that is set approximately 6’ away.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You are going to stand in the ring.
  • I am going to toss the circle to you.
  • You will catch the circle in between your palms 3 times.
  • Let’s see how many tosses it takes for you to catch the circle three times.
  • Continue so that each student has 3 turns.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Hug the dot.
  • Eye on the dot.
  • Stand strong.
Step 5
  • On each round, you can move the ring a little further away.
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