Skill: Momentum
Drill: Spin Cycle
Equipment needed: 1 dodgeball per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice MOMENTUM by demonstrating their ability to quickly spin and track an object. This will challenge them physically by requiring them to spin quickly while they also track an object that they have to be able to catch.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student drops the ball on all three tries, then they have five pushups. If they are able to catch the ball on all three tries, then the instructor will do five pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to spin in a circle after throwing a ball in the air, and catch the ball before it hits the ground. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see, as they must spot a target in their air while their vision is distorted from spinning and their sense of direction is skewed.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students stand up and face the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student will hold the dodgeball in their hand.
  • The student will have to bounce the ball on the ground and then they will have to quickly do a 360.
  • After they do the 360 they have to find the ball and catch it before the ball hits the ground again.
  • The goal is for them to try and do 3 catches in a row.
  • On round 2 have them try 2 spins or they can catch the ball w/ 1 hand.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Eyes first so it is easy to see the ball.
  • Move your shoulders to make spinning easier.
  • Use 2 hands when you go to catch the ball.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
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