Skill: Kicking
Drill: Balloon Kicks
Equipment needed: One balloon per group
Instructors needed: One per group
Description: The students will kick the balloon as many times as possible without letting the balloon go out of the ring.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student can hit the balloon more times than they did on the previous turn, the instructor will have three pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see the balloon in the air and estimate when they should kick.
Step 1
Divide your students into groups.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each group, set up a ring that is approximately the same size as a sparring ring.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Select one person to go first.
  • You will kick the balloon and try not to let it go out of the ring.
  • You will keep kicking the balloon using both feet.
  • Count each kick as you kick the balloon.
  • If the balloon goes out of the ring, then your turn is over.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Working the ability to repeatedly kick balloons without letting it drop
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has two turns.
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