This exercise to develop jumping skills challenges the players to jump as far as possible from a standing start


  • Start in a squat position with the arms back behind the sides
  • Attempt to jump as far forward as possible
  • A ladder can be used to aid the players to jump progressively longer distances by challenging them to jump into each successive space in the ladder in turn

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Land softly with bent knees, straight back and head up


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