Skill: Coordination
Drill: Coordination Hop Scotch
Equipment needed: A few rings per line
Instructors needed: A few to monitor
Description: The students will build their COORDINATION in a martial arts themed game of hop scotch where single rings represent kicks and double rings represent a middle stance and punches.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – Every time the student hits the pad, the instructor can have them name 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.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must be able to jump inside the rings and hit the pad in front of them with the proper technique. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see and participate in visual activities, as they must be able to jump and hit the pads correctly.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Set up alternating single and double rings like a normal game of hop scotch.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • When the instructor says “go” the first person in line will begin.
  • If you hop into a single ring, you must perform two alternating kicks with proper technique.
  • If you hop into 2 rings laid sided by side you must land in a middle stance and perform 2 strong punches.
  • Continue all the way to the end and return to the end of your line when finished.
  • On round 2, go down and back.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Remember to punch and kick with both sides.
  • Do not forget to drop into a deep middle stance.
  • Do your best to have good technique and not rush.
Step 5
  • Continue for 2-3 rounds.
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