Jumping

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Remember one of the most important parts of jumping is landing.

Take off

  • Eyes looking in direction of jump (forward or up) 
  • Take off from one or both feet 
  • Bend knees 
  • Swing arms back behind body 
  • Push up from heel to toes
  • Forceful forward motion, swing arms upward

Flight

  • Legs straighten in the air 
  • Control your body movement

Landing

  • Keep both feet pointing straight for landing 
  • Land on balls of both feet 
  • Knees bent and directly over toes to absorb landing 
  • Control landing with no more than one small step 

Remember to practice jumping up, jumping forward and jumping off of equipment from a raised height.