Skill: Control
Drill: In the Ring
Equipment needed: 3 small pads/1 ring per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice having good CONTROL by demonstrating their ability to aim their punches and control their power. This will challenge them physically by requiring them to use good power and aim as they strike the pad.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The instructor can make it a competition by awarding the students a point for every time they make the pad in the ring. The team with the most points at the end of the game would be the winner. The instructor could also give the teams silly names, like “hamburgers vs. hotdogs” in order to help motivate the students to win as a team.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see how far the ring is from them and estimate how much power they would need in order to get the pad in the ring. This works on their ability to process visual activity.
Step 1
Have students get into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The student will stand up and face the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructor will hold the pad and place the ring about 6’ in front of them.
  • The student will have 3 chances to get the pad as close to the ring as possible.
  • If the pad lands in the ring the student will get 1 point for their line.
  • The team with the most points will win.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Eyes open so you can see where you are striking the pad.
  • Watch how much power that you use.
  • Control your heart, don’t be frustrated if you can’t hit the ring.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.
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