Drill: Danger Ball
Equipment needed: 1 Slammer Pad Per Line
Instructors needed: 1 instructor per line
Description: The students will demonstrate CRAWLING in this game by demonstrating their ability to quickly move in their bear crawl position without falling. This will challenge the students physically by requiring them to stay on their arms for an extended time.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student gets hit with one of the dodgeballs, they can do three squat jumps. If they do not get hit by any dodgeballs, and crawl correctly, the instructor will have three pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to be in their bear crawl position, while keeping their eyes up so they can see the ball be rolled towards them. This works on their ability to respond to visual cues quickly, as the student must be able to see the dodgeball coming towards them, and crawl out of the way in time so they do not get hit.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Each instructor should have 3 or more dodgeballs and should be about 5’ from the student.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st person in line will go to their bear crawl position.
  • When the instructor says “GO” they will start to roll dodgeballs at the student.
  • The student must move away from each dodgeball and avoid being hit.
  • If the student gets hit they have to demonstrate 3 squat jumps.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes on the ball the entire time.
  • Make sure you move your body side to side.
  • Don’t use your knees when you’re crawling.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.
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