Skill: Control
Drill: Pay Attention With Kicks
Equipment needed: Two clapper targets, 4 cones
Instructors needed: Three (one to run the drill and two to hold the targets)
Description: In this drill the students will practice controlling their speed by racing and kicking a target against their opponent.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – The instructor can call out a number that does not belong to a student, or can say words that sound like numbers, like “tree” or “fort” in order to enhance the students’ auditory processing.
WORKING MEMORY – The students must be able to remember what number they are for the whole duration of the drill, not just their first turn. This works on their ability to maintain attention and to hold onto information while performing a task.
Step 1
Have two instructors kneel back-to-back in the middle of the training deck.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Divide your class into pairs and give each partner the same number starting with number 1.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Next, have them line up facing each other (in order) directly across the training deck as shown in the picture. Use cones to mark the lines.
  • The instructor will call out a number, and the two students assigned that number will race to the middle of the training deck and kick the target 10 times and then race back to their spot.
  • The first student to kick the target 10 times and race back to their spot earns a point for their team.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Work on bing fast with running and kicking against an opponent.
Step 5
  • The first team with 10 points in the winner.
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