Skill: Flexibility
Drill: Rapid Fire
Equipment needed: A chair or wave master top, along with a clapper pad for every line.
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will work on their flexibility by throwing machine gun round kicks at chest height for as long as they can. This will challenge students physical stages of development by pushing their muscles even when they start to get tired.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – On the second round, the instructor can say “who is going to get more kicks than last time?” in order to motivate the students to do better than they did previously.
ATTENTION CONTROL – The student must focus on doing as many round kicks as they can in thirty seconds. This works on their ability to focus on a task for an extended period of time, as they cannot drop their leg until they are done.
Step 1
Allow your students to spread out along on the mat.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The first student in each line will stand up and put one hand on the chair for balance.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructor will hold the clapper pad at the student’s chest height.
  • When the head instructor says go students will throw rapid fire machine gun round kicks at the pad.
  • If a student puts their foot down or misses the pad then they will be out for that round.
  • At the end of 30 seconds which ever student that is still in that did the most round kicks would get a point for their team.
  • Which ever team has the most points at the end of the game wins.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Kick fast! You want to make sure you have the most kicks at the end so make sure you are kicking as fast as you can.
  • Stay strong! Even if it hurts push through the pain and improve your flexibility.
  • Keep your eyes on the pad! You don’t want to miss the pad and get out so make sure you are watching wear you are kicking.
Step 5
  • Continue for 2-3 rounds.
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