Skipping exercises are a great way to develop coordination and jumping skills


  • Use a variety of different techniques, such as a 2-footed jump, jogging through the rope, crossing hands and skipping backwards
  • Encourage the children to make up single, pair and group skipping games

Key Points

  • Ensure that the rope is a suitable length for the player; it should reach from the ground to approximately hip height when held in both hands with the elbows slightly bent
  • Stand Upright
  • Swing the rope from the wrist


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section