Word Pop is a fun, interactive group exercise that causes students to think quickly, be ready when their “number” is called, and compete to “win”. Your Students will:
- Experience a fast-paced, intensity-filled exercise that’ll challenge them to think quickly
- Remind students of the importance of always being ready, as they’ll never know when it will be their turn
- Be challenged to not allow one mistake to turn into multiple mistakes and will see firsthand how the mistakes from one person can have a negative impact on the entire group
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See Word Pop in action below to get a better understanding of how to teach the the Exercise.
Exercise Reminder Card
To emphasize and reinforce the lessons learned in this exercise with your players, download and share this graphic with them 24 hours after completing the exercise.
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Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- Leaders don’t cave in pressure situations, they _________.
- What major lesson does being on your tip-toes teach?
- How does increased focus lead to better performance?
Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.
Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.
- Question: How does Word Pop enhance your ability to focus?
- Reflection: Why is it important for individuals to be excellent in their engagement?
- Action: Share some ways you can increase your levels of engagement and focus this week at school.
Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students.