Skill: Agility
Drill: Forward, Backward, Switch
Equipment needed: 1 small Century Tower per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice AGILITY by demonstrating the ability to quickly move their feet. Students will be challenged physically by having to use their fast twitch muscles during their steps and switches. They will be challenged intellectually by having to process the command given by the instructor and then performing the task as quickly as possible.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – On the second round, the instructor can switch the commands with other words that do not describe the action, like colors or candy. Instead of saying “forward, backward, switch” they can say “red, blue, green” or “Twix, Skittles, Kit-Kats”. This will keep the students engaged, as well as challenge their working memory, as they have to remember what the commands mean.
AUDITORY PROCESSING – The student must be able to hear which command the instructor calls out, and complete the correct command quickly. This works on their ability to respond quickly and accurately to verbal commands.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
1 Century tower will be in front of each line.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • First student up will place one foot on top of the tower
  • The instructor will call out “Forward,” “Backward,” or “Switch”
  • Students will step either forward or backward while keeping one foot on tower.
  • If “switch” was called, then students will switch feet so that the other foot is now on the tower.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Be fast, to demonstrate good agility.
  • Keep your eyes up to show good coordination
  • Make sure to show good balance as do your switches.
Step 5
  • Continue 2 to 3 times through the line.
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