Drill: Messy Room
Equipment needed: One dozen small balls
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will practice rolling small balls across the mat. The instructors will roll the small balls back, as the students try and get as many balls across to the instructors side when the time is up. The group with the most balls on their side has the messiest room. This is a great drill to build hand-eye-coordination, as well as special awareness.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The side with the least number of dodgeballs at the end of the time limit will be the winning team. The instructor can also give the teams silly names, like “hamburgers vs. hot dogs” in order to keep the students engaged and help them win as a team.
SPEED OF PROCESSING – The students will roll the balls to the opposite side, trying to keep their side clean of as many dodgeballs as they can. This works on their ability to complete a task quickly and accurately, as they must see the dodgeballs rolling in and quickly run towards them, rolling them to the other side.
Step 1
Place your students on one side of the mat and the instructors on the opposite side.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Using cones or similar objects mark the middle of the mat so that one side is the students’ room and the other side is the instructors’ room.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Dump a bin of small balls in the middle of the mat.
  • When I say “go” you will roll the balls to the instructors’ room.
  • The instructors are going to rolls the balls back to your room too.
  • You will keep rolling the balls to the instructors’ room so that your room is not messy.
  • After 30 seconds, the room that is the cleanest is the one with the least amount of balls.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Focus on picking up the balls without dropping them
  • Pay attention to where the balls are
Step 5
  • When time is up, count all of the balls in each room and announce which room is the cleanest.
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