Drill: Pull Back
Equipment needed: 1 foam noodle per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice retracing their punches in this game by not allowing the instructors to chop their arms. This will challenge the students physically by requiring them to move quickly without getting hit.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student is able to not get hit by the instructor all five times, the instructor will have three pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to pull their punch as fast as they can, so they do not get hit by the noodle.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the instructor in front of the students with their noodle.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in line will stand up and face the instructor.
  • The student will then hold out one arm in a punching position.
  • The instructor will raise the noodle over their head, and when the instructor says “GO” they will try and chop the students arms.
  • If the student can pull their hand back to their side without getting hit, they earn 1 point.
  • The student will get to do 5 punches so they want to try and get all 5 points.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Watch the noodle so you don’t let it hit you.
  • Move your hands as fast as you can.
  • Put your hands to your side when you’re done.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 2 turns.
How To Video