Drill: Crawl & Catch
Equipment needed: 1 Dodgeball Per Line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice CRAWLING by demonstrating their ability to crawl quickly down the mat before standing up and catching a ball. This will challenge the students physically and mentally as they must quickly be able to start and stop crawling as well as catching a ball.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – The instructor can say words that sound like “go”, like “gopher” or “go-kart”, or words that sound like “stop”, like “pop”, in order to keep the students engaged and enhance their auditory processing.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The students must be able to follow the auditory cue of the instructor saying “go” and “stop” as quickly as they can, while remembering that “stop” means stand up, turn around, and catch the ball.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line, you will need an instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student get into their bear crawl position next to the instructor.
  • When the instructor says “GO” the student will start to crawl in a straight line down the mat.
  • When the instructor says “STOP” the student must stand up face the instructor and catch the ball that is being thrown to them.
  • After the student catches the ball they must run it back to the instructor.
  • If the student doesn’t catch they go to the end of the line and try again next turn.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Don’t take your eyes off the ball, when its thrown.
  • Keep moving down the mat until you hear “STOP.”
  • Don’t fall as you’re crawling.
Step 5
  • Continue so that each student has at least 2 turns.
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