Skill: Kicking
Drill: Don’t Squish The Block
Equipment needed: 1 small block, 1 clapper pad per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice kicking the pad while keeping their knee chambered in the air to build better leg strength by keeping the knee held up.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – The instructor can say words that sound like a number, like saying “tree” instead of “three” to try and trick them and enhance the student’s auditory processing.
WORKING MEMORY – The student must be able to put their foot back down on the block after every kick, while remembering to keep control and not squish the block.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need one block and one Instructor to hold the pad. It may be necessary to assist with their balance.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You are going to place the kicking foot on the block without squishing it.
  • Make sure your hands are up.
  • Your goal is to kick the pad 3 times, then return your foot to the block without losing your balance or squishing the block.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your leg strong
  • Chamber your knees high
  • Control your foot
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 3 turns.
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