Skill: Reaction
Drill: Get Up!
Equipment needed: One slammer pad per group
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will work on their reaction time under pressure by trying to stand up while someone is pinning them on the ground with a slammer pad.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – The instructor can ask the students to pick a partner in ten seconds. This gives them the chance to work with the people they want to work with, which can motivate them to beat their friend even more. The choice in the activity will also empower the students, as they will feel more in control over what they are doing.
SPEED OF PROCESSING – They must react to their partner’s movements in order to stand up. This works on their ability to complete a task quickly and accurately, as they must stand up before time runs out by keeping their partner down and attempting to escape.
Step 1
Pair your students up with a partner and have them spread out on the mat.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each pair, you will need one person to pin their partner on the ground with a slammer pad.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When I say “go” you will escape from your attacker and get up to your feet in a guarding stance.
  • Your goal is to get up to your feet as quickly as possible.
  • Continue until each pair has two turns to be pinned.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Work on their ability to escape.
Step 5
  • Continue until each pair has two turns to be pinned.
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