Skill: Control
Drill: Control Your Body Relay
Equipment needed: Approximately 5 rings
Instructors needed: One
Description: In this drill the students will race across the training deck and control their body to stop quickly in the middle of a small ring.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – Instead of saying “go”, the instructor can say words that sound similar, like “gopher” and “ghost” in order to keep the students engaged and improve their auditory processing.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must hear the instructor say “go”, and then race towards the ring. This works on their ability to process audio cues and respond accordingly.
Step 1
Divide your students into several lines on one side of the training deck.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line, place a ring directly across the training mat.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When the instructor says “go” the first student from each line will race to the middle of the ring across the training deck.
  • The first student to stand still with their feet together and hands by their side in the middle of the ring is the winner.
  • To make this drill challenging, have the student’s race backwards.
  • You can make it a fun competition by giving each line a team name and the fastest line gets a point for their team.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Learn to have body control by stopping with precision in the middle of the ring
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has at least two turns.
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