Drill: Kicks on Point
Equipment needed: 1 squeaking pad per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will work on controlling their feet by kicking with their heels with a side kick. Their goal is to kick only with their heel and make the pad squeak!
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can ask the students to remember how many times out of five they were able to make the target squeak. On the second round, the instructor can see if the student can do better than they did on the first round. This will help motivate the students to improve, and allows a measurable way to see the student’s improvement.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must be able to kick a small squeaker with the correct part of the foot to make it squeak. This works on their ability to participate in visual activities, as the students must be able to aim their foot for a small target, and make sure they have enough power to make the target squeak.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have 1 instructor for each line hold the squeaker pad.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructor will hold the squeaker pad facing outward next to their leg or hip.
  • The students will side kick the pad and control their foot by hitting only with their heel.
  • They have 5 chances to make the pad squeak 3 times.
  • On round 2 their goal is to make the pad squeak 3 out of 3 times.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Don’t hold your chamber for too long as you try to aim.
  • Remember to pivot on each kick.
  • If you miss the pad, don’t become discouraged.
Step 5
  • Continue until every student has at least 2 turns.
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