Skill: Momentum
Drill: Ladder Jumps
Equipment needed: One ladder per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will test their ability to gain momentum with distance by running and jumping as far as they can with an agility ladder.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can tell the students to remember how far they jumped last time, and try to jump one level higher than they did on their previous turn.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see the rungs of the ladder and jump in between them, without stepping on the rungs on the ladder or falling over. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see and participate in visual activities, as the student must be able to judge how far they think they can jump and how much power it would take to get there.
Step 1
Divide the class into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need to lay out an agility ladder.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first student in each line will start by jumping into the first square.
  • On the second round, everyone will jump into the second square, and so forth until they fall or cannot reach the next square.
  • If they fall or cannot make it into the square, then they are out.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • The student will challenge themself to jump as far as they can.
Step 5
  • You can make it a challenge to see which student can make it the furthest.
How To Video