Skill: Flexibility
Drill: Point It
Equipment needed: 1 noodle or bar per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill we will be working on our active FLEXIBILITY by trying to lift and move our leg without bending our knees to develop better round kicks.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student drops their leg, or hits the noodle/bar, or hop more than five times, then the student will have five pushups. If the student is able to complete their turn successfully, then the instructor will do five pushups.
RESPONSE INHIBITION – The student has to hold their leg in the air. This works on their ability to complete a task despite distraction, the distraction being how uncomfortable their leg might be.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have each instructor hold the bar/noodle about stomach level
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When the instructor says “go” you will chamber and perform a low round kick.
  • Point your toe when you do this.
  • Then continue to draw a figure circle around the noodle.
  • Do this 3 times without dropping or falling.
  • If your drop, fall, or hop more than 5 times you must do 5 squat jumps.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your kicking leg as straight as you can
  • Keep your eyes open and forward so you don’t lose your balance
  • Do your best to not hop or drop your leg
Step 5
  • Continue until everyone goes 2-3 times.
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