Skill: Reaction
Drill: High Falls
Equipment needed: Two kicking shields per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will test their reaction by falling from progressively higher positions. This will build courage and timing by learning to fall from different distances.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student falls with their hands first, or does their backfall incorrectly, then the student will have five pushups.
RESPONSE INHIBITION – The student will have to hold back their natural reaction to reach behind them as they are falling, and fall the correct way, without using their hands first. This works on their ability to complete a task correctly despite distraction, their distraction being their instinct to throw their hands behind them as they are falling.
Step 1
Divide the class into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have students prepare to practice falling.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Start at level one, on the floor and do a back fall.
  • Level two you will be squatting on one kicking shield.
  • Finally level three you will be squatting on 2 kicking shields.
  • Continue until each student has two turns.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • The goal is to have great reaction by not reaching backwards too fast.
Step 5
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