Skill: Control
Drill: Dizzy Race
Equipment needed: One blocker pad and kicking target per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will develop better control of their body by racing down the training mat, spinning their head around a blocker target four times, and then kicking a target ten times. This is a fun way to teach your students to control their body.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The instructor can award a point to the student sitting the strongest the fastest. The team at the end of the game that has the most points wins, and the instructor can give the teams silly names like “hamburgers vs. hot dogs” in order to motivate the students.
VISUAL PROCESSING – By spinning in multiple circles, and then running down and doing kicks, this drill challenges their visual processing since it works on their ability to make sense of what they see.
Step 1
Divide your students into even lines and have them line them up on one end of the training deck.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
On the opposite end lay a blocker pad down, and have an instructor kneel holding a kicking target.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Keep your hands up.
  • Turn your knee.
  • Snap your knee.
  • Kick with the top of your foot.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • When you say “go” the first student in line will race to the blocker pad.
  • You will spin around it four times.
  • Kick the kicking target ten times with a round kick, alternating legs on each kick, and race back to high five the next student in line.
Step 5
  • The first line to finish and sit with their legs crossed and hand on knees is the winner.
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