Skill: Agility
Drill: Fade Back Kicks
Equipment needed: One clapper pad per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will be working on their AGILITY by doing a fade back switch with their feet and then kicking. This will challenge students physical stage of development by getting them to move backward while doing a switch and then kicking.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – While the student is doing their kicks, each time they hit the pad, they can say the name of a superhero, fruit, or another age-appropriate category. This will connect the left and right hemispheres of their brain, as well as further challenge their divided attention as they have one more thing to focus on.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to jump backwards and switch their feet, while at the same time kicking the pad. This works on their ability to focus on multiple things at once, as they have to move backwards and switch their feet, while focusing on the technique of their kick, and making sure they hit the pad.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have students in lines on one end of the mat and give the instructor a clapper pad.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first student will stand up and turn their back towards the direction they want to go.
  • Students will move down the mat moving backward and switching their feet, then throwing a front kick.
  • Once the student has got all the way down the mat they can run back to the end of the line and the next student can go.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Move fast! Challenge yourself to go fast.
  • Be careful with your footwork. You don’t want to trip over your own foot.
  • Yell loud. When you kick yell loud.
Step 5
  • Continue for 2-3 rounds.
How To Video