Drill: Back Roll
Equipment needed: 1 kicking shield per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will learn how to roll backwards. This drill will help develop coordination while having fun rolling off the pads.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – The instructor can ask the students what superhero they want to be like while they do this drill. This will connect the left and right hemispheres of their brain, and keep the students engaged in the activity.
SPEED OF PROCESSING – The students must be able to perform a back fall. This works on the ability to complete a task quickly and accurately, as the students have to listen to and complete each step that is needed to perform a back roll, and put all those steps together to back roll.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need an Instructor to spot, and a kicking shield.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You are going to sit on the pad.
  • Touch your left ear to your left shoulder.
  • Then push back with your feet and hands to bring your knees over your right shoulder.
  • Remember to roll fast!
  • Instructor can spot the knees and neck if needed.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Throw your feet over your shoulder.
  • Keep your stomach strong.
  • Land strong.
Step 5
  • Continue so that each student gets to roll 3 – 4 times.
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