Concentration Exercises – 1, 2, 3 #37On August 14, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
In this exercise the team starts to forms pairs of two. The trainer explains that together they will have to count to three. They do this by each saying one number at a time. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. This seems easy. But good concentration is required because the participants have to pay attention as to where they are in the sequence. When the pairs have gained proficiency in counting one of the numbers will get a new meaning. Instead of one, the participant will clap his hands instead. Clap two, three. Clap two, three. Clap two, three. Because one number has been replaced with a clap it’s more important to stay focused to not make any mistakes. When the pairs have gotten the hang of it a new replacement will be added. Instead of saying the number two. The participants will make a jump. Clap, jump, three. Clap, jump, three. When the team got used to the new sequence and they can execute it with speed a new replacement will be added. Instead of saying the number three. The participant will say his birth place. Clap, jump NEW YORK. Clap jump AMSTERDAM Clap, jump, NEW YORK. Clap, jump, AMSTERDAM. To make the exercise more challenging the participants will make groups of three participants instead of two. Now the groups of three persons will count to four. The numbers one, two and three still have the same replacements. Clap, jump, Paris, four. Clap, jump, Miami four. Clap, jump, LONDON, four. When the participants are warmed up the number four will be replaced by either a clap, jump or birth place. Because one jump, clap or birth place will be done twice in the sequence the participants have to stay extra focused to keep track of where they are at. Clap, jump, AMSTERDAM, jump clap, jump, BOSTON, New York, clap, jump, New York, clap, clap, jump, Amsterdam, Boston. Let the team practice the exercise until they get the hang of it. Now form a circle and discuss the exercise with the team. What did they think of working together during the exercise? How do you focus most efficiently and keep track of where you are in the sequence? The trainer guides the team and applies variations. What kind of variations you can read below this video on YouTube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Click on the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new teamexercise each Sunday on youtube.com/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.