The other day we played a game in class called, “It’s MY Choice!”. It was designed to “mess” with my students heads a little bit, make them think on their feet, and keep things fun and sassy! The way it worked was I numbered a course and the immediate obstacle after a contact was “my choice”. In this photo, the jump after the teeter is “my choice”. I called what they were going to do before the teeter.
For example, a tunnel after a contact could be left side, right side, do it twice, front cross after, skip entirely, etc. A jump could be backside, rear, front before, blind before, skip entirely, do it twice, etc. It was fun and made for some quick thinking. Handlers also had to walk all of these options during their walk through so they could be ready for what I called. I do think accessing the mental image of the course as we are running in real time is hard for a lot of people. The practice of memorizing multiple scenarios and executing “on the fly”, made the handlers use their brain in a meaningful way.
Here is the course we ran. It’s in a small building, I recommend less obstacles for such a small space but I do not own the building. Luckily you can use any course with contact obstacles!