Skill: Crawling
Drill: Cups and Saucers
Equipment needed: Six small agility cones
Instructors needed: One per group
Description: In this drill the students will practice bear crawling around the mat in a race to flip over six cones. Bear crawling targets the core muscles and at the same time builds hand-eye-coordination along with hand-foot coordination. In this drill, the students are building these skills while turning six cones over as quickly as possible.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student can flip the cones over in ten seconds, they will make their instructors proud. If they can flip the cones over in seven seconds, they will make their parents proud. If they can flip the cones over in five seconds, they will make the world proud.
SPEED OF PROCESSING – The student must be able to flip over all the cones as quickly as they can without falling down or crawling incorrectly, or else they have to restart.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Lay six agility cones upside down randomly around the mat.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • I will say “go” and you will bear crawl to each cone and flip it over.
  • The goal is to stay in a bear crawl position at all times without falling.
  • If you fall over or if both hands come off the ground at the same time, then you must start over.
  • You can make it a game by using several colored cones and assigning each student a specific color cone. Then see which “bear” can flip their cones over the fastest.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Work on hand eye and hand foot coocrdination.
  • Working on speed with bear crawls
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has a turn.
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