Skill: Precision
Drill: People Poppers
Equipment needed: 3 small pads per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice having good PRECISION by demonstrating their ability to hit small targets with their strikes while aiming to hit a moving target which will be the instructor.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – The head instructor can let the students choose which instructor they would want to hit with the pad. This will motivate the students to participate in the activity because they can hit the pad at their instructor of choice.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must hit the pad and aim for a moving target, being an instructor. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see, as they have to make sure they can judge the distance between them and the pad, and estimate when to strike and in what direction.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students sitting with the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in the lie will stand up and face instructor who will be holding the targets.
  • Designate 1 instructor to walk slowly back and forth across the mat.
  • The students will stand up in line and will aim to hit the instructor if the students hit the instructor they earn 1 point.
  • The students will use a punch to hit the targets, the line with the most points will win.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Hit the middle of the target.
  • Use your eyes to see where the instructor is .
  • Punch fast so that you can hit the instructor.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
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