Drill: Catch & Stack
Equipment needed: 3 small pads per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill we will work on our CATCHING skill and spatial awareness by CATCHING pads thrown from farther and farther away.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student drops the pad, or if their stack falls over, then the student will have three jumping jacks.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see the pad flying through the air and catch it without dropping it. This works on their ability to process visual activity by tracking the pad in the air.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have 1 instructor per line stand in front of each line with all 3 pads – Each instructor should be 2-3 steps away
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first student in line will stand with their arm out so they are ready to catch.
  • The instructor will gently throw the pad to the student.
  • The student will catch the pad and then set it at their feet.
  • The instructor will then take 1 step farther away and throw the next pad.
  • The student will catch the pad and stack it on top of the previous pad. – Repeat with the third and final pad.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep both hands out & ready to catch
  • Stack each pad neatly
  • Keep your eyes on the pads
Step 5
  • Continue until everyone gets 2-3 turns
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