Jump Rope For Kids
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JUMP A STATIONARY ROPE
The rope is stretched out across the floor. The jumpers
line up and jump the rope one at a time on a signal. As the
jumper approaches the rope he plants both feet together and
broad jumps across the rope. Cue: take off on 2 feet and land
on 2 feet.
JUMP THE SNAKE
Rope turners crouch or kneel and wiggle the rope from side to side, (no more than 12 inches). Jumpers take off and land as they did with a stationary rope. The goal is to avoid touching the rope.
Fold the rope in half and turn around with your body in a
circular fashion. Have the partner jump over the rope as it
goes around in a circle.
SIDE STEP SIDEWARD
Again fold the rope in half with both hands to one side
of the body. Swing the rope to the left side of the body and
then the right side. Jump over the rope as it touches the
left and then the right side of the body.
A regular jump with a straddle jump. The straddle jump has
the feet spread to shoulder width.
The skier is a double-foot jump similar to a technique used
by skiers. The jumper stands on both feet on a line. Jumping
is down sideways back ad forth over the line. Children should
also try it in a backward and forward direction.
The Heel-toe, as the rope passes under the feet, the jumper
jumps with the weight landing on the right foot while touching
the left heel forward. On the next turn of the rope, he humps
lands on the same foot, and touches the left toe beside the
right heel. This pattern is done again with the opposite foot
bearing the weight.
The Jump Rope Institute goal is jump rope education.
To motivate and encourage people to use jump ropes for
sports, jump rope cross training, jump rope fitness, jump
rope weight loss, and jump rope recreation as a way of