Drill: Over the Tracks
Equipment needed: Four small targets per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will crab crawl over a row of pads. This will help the students build core muscle development and spatial awareness.
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:
For each line you will need four small pads set in a straight line on the mat, slightly spaced apart.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You are going to crab crawl over the row of pads.
  • Your goal is to not touch the pads with your hands, feet, or bottom as you crawl.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your belt high.
  • Move slow.
  • Keep your eyes forward.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 3 turns.
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