Skill: Hoppin
Drill: Big Foot Jumps
Equipment needed: Two small square targets per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will build leg muscles as they jump across the floor using small square targets as their feet. This is a great drill for gross motor skill development too because it takes some skill to keep the pads on their feet.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can count how many jumps it takes the student to get to a certain point. On the second round, the instructor can see which student can make it to that same point in a smaller amount of jumps, and get stronger.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The students must be able to jump as far as they can without letting the pads fall off their feet. This works on their ability to focus on multiple things at one time, as they have to focus on jumping while also making sure the pads stay on their feet.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
In front of each line, lay down two small square targets.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first student in line will place their feet in the straps of the targets.
  • The student will jump across the mat, as far as they can on each jump, without letting the pads slip off their feet.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • The goal for this drill is for the students to build enough leg strength to jump as far as possible while keeping the pads on their feet.
Step 5
  • Make sure everyone gets at least two turns.
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