Skill: Control
Drill: Ninja
Equipment needed: 1 pad per line
Instructors needed: 1 to play, one to monitor
Description: The students will work on their control by trying to move quickly yet quietly to steal a pad from the blindfolded instructor.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The instructor can give the team silly names like “hamburgers vs. hotdogs” in order to help motivate the students to win as a team. The instructor can also say something like “who can be quieter than a ninja?” or “who will be sneakier, the boys or the girls?” This will get the students motivated to try and be as sneaky as a ninja, or be sneaker than the other group.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to go as quickly as they can, but they also have to make sure they are being as quiet as they can as well. This works on their ability to remember things while doing multiple things at once, as they have to remember to be the fastest student to get a point, while grabbing the block and being as quiet as they can.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Assign each line a pad, and have the instructor sit blindfolded at the opposite end of the mat. Place the pads spaced out a few feet away from the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When you say “go” the first person in line will to quietly run to the pad and bring it back to their line.
  • If the blindfolded instructor hears them, he will point in their direction and that student must start over from the beginning
  • The first person to get the pad back gets a point for their team.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Move fast without being loud.
  • Take big steps to go faster.
  • Move your arms to help you run.
Step 5
  • Continue until everyone has at least 3 turns. The team with the most points at the end is the winner.
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