Skill: Concentration
Drill: Ninja Speedball
Equipment needed: One large ball
Instructors needed: A few to monitor
Description: In this drill the students will concentrate with their mind, as well as, their bodies by passing around a ball while the two students next to the person holding that ball block with the hand that is closest to the ball holder.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – The instructor can give the student two similar techniques, like high block and low block, and allow them to use either block during this game. The choice in the activity will empower the students, as they will feel more in control over what they are doing.
Brain SKILLZ:
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must keep an eye on the ball. When the ball is caught by someone they are close to, they must do a high block with the hand closest to the catcher. This works on their ability to respond to visual cues, and making sure they high block using the closest hand to the catcher.
Step 1
Have your students circle up.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Hand the ball to a random student in the circle.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The students will pass the ball around randomly.
  • When someone catches the ball the first student on either side of him/her must high block with the hand closest to the catcher.
  • If you use the wrong hand or are the last to block, you are out and must sit down.
  • The last 2 students standing are the winners.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Mustr pay attention to where the ball is
  • Must block properly when the person next to you catches the ball
Step 5
  • Continue until only two students are left standing.
 
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