Don’t Squish The Block
1 small block, 1 clapper pad per line
1 per Line
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.
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.
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
Continue until each student has 3 turns.
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