Purpose

Works on the transition between the second bound and the final jump.

Setup

  • You need a box that is 24 inches high and sturdy enough to handle a jumper’s leap.

How it Works

  1. Starting at the top of the box, the jumper puts his or her arms back, preparing as though they were about to bound forward.
  2. The bound takes place and the jumper lands on the right foot and immediately springs up, lifting the arms for momentum.
  3. At the apex of the jump, the jumper will reach up, swing the legs forward and then bring the arms down and behind for the landing.

Coaching Tips

  • This action should be a fluid motion from start to finish so that the jumper keeps their overall momentum going forward for the best possible jump.