Drill: Crazy Pad
Equipment needed: 1 Slammer Pad Per Line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice ROLLING by demonstrating their ability to roll a awkward object to their instructor. This will challenge them physically by requiring them to keep the pad on its side.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – Each time a student does a kick, the instructor can have them count by different colors, animals, or another age-appropriate category. This will connect the left and right hemispheres of their brain, and keep the students engaged in the activity.
SPEED OF PROCESSING – The student must be able to roll their pad on its side down the mat, and once they get to the instructor, kick the pad five times. This works on their ability to complete a task quickly and accurately, as they have to roll the pad down the mat without dropping it, reacting quickly if it starts to fall or roll a different way.
Step 1
Have the students divide into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students sit in front of the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first student in line will stand and place the pad on its side.
  • They will have to roll the pad all the way down to the instructor.
  • Once they get to the instructor they will do 5 front kicks on the pad.
  • If the pad falls as they roll it then they are out.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes on the pad.
  • Keep moving, don’t stop as you roll the pad.
  • Kick the pad strong at the end of the mat.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.
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