Drill: Balance Crabs
Equipment needed: 3 kicking shields
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will work on their CRAWLING by being able to crab crawl over kicking shields, without falling off.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student touches the pads while crawling, then the student will have to restart. If they can make it down the mat crawling correctly, and without touching the pads, then the instructor will have three pushups.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to do their crab crawl down the mat and over the pads. This works on their ability to focus on multiple things at one time, as they have to focus on crawling down the mat while keeping their stomach up high enough so they do not touch the pads below.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The first ninja will come up in each line and go to their crab crawl position. The kicking shields will be line up in front of them.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When the instructor says “go” the ninja will have to crab crawl up and over the kicking shields, all the way to the end, trying not to fall.
  • After they make it they will go to the end of the line and it will be the next ninjas turn.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your belly up so that you get stronger.
  • Don’t fall off the pad so you don’t have to start over.
  • Take your time so that you don’t fall.
Step 5
  • Continue for 2-3 rounds.
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