Excuse Yourself by Dominick Smyth

4+

A playful exercise intended to encourage participants to speak up for themselves if they are not happy with what happened. This ties in with self-refereeing when players need to speak up if they notice a rule being broken.

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Pre-Requisite Drills:

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Tips:

  • Dominick Smyth says:

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    Reasons can include "I'm going to the gym later", "I have training tonight", "I don't like burpees", "It's Wednesday". Again, any reason is to be accepted as long as the participant speaks up with their reason.

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Setup:

All participants begin on one side of a line.

Step 1

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  • Teacher/coach introduces an unreasonable exercise that everyone will be required to do (ie 100 burpees) unless they can provide a unique reason why they should be excused.
  • Any reason should be accepted, the more creative the better!
  • After giving a reason, the teacher/coach should excuse the participant and direct them to move to other side of line.

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