This exercise to develop jumping skills is generally suitable for players of 4-6 years


  • Jump forward and back, taking off and landing on both feet
  • Initially practice in a slow and gradual manner before challenging the players to perform at speed
  • Introduce a line or marker on the ground to jump across
  • Eventually introduce a raised obstacle

Key Points

  • Keep the centre of gravity over the centre of the obstacle
  • Land softly with bent knees, straight back and head up


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