Skill: Speed
Drill: Super Noodles
Equipment needed: One pool noodle per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will work on their SPEED by running as fast as they can down the mat. This will challenge students social stage of development by having them race against their peers.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – The instructor can say things like “ghost” and “gogurt” in order to try and trick the students. This will enhance their auditory processing skills as they have to listen for the whole word, and not just the sounds in the word.
WORKING MEMORY – The student must remember the pattern that they are supposed to run in, and where they are supposed to put the noodle. This works on their ability to hold onto information while completing a task.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Set the noodle on the first dot.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When the instructor says go the first person will have to run and pick up the noodle off the first dot, run it back to the line, then run and put it on the second dot.
  • The next student in line will run pick up the noodle, run back to the line, then run and put it on the third dot.
  • This pattern will continue until every student has gone.
  • The first team done will get a point.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Run fast! You don’t want to be the last team done.
  • Pick you feet up as you run so you don’t accidently trip.
  • Take big steps. The bigger the step the faster you go.
Step 5
  • Continue for 2-3 rounds.
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