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


  • The players to work in pairs facing each other
  • On a signal swing the arms back and using a two footed jump, high five the other player at the highest point possible
  • Practice using both the right and left hands
  • Progress the exercise by using a short run up; increase the distance of the run up as the players become more proficient

Key Points

  • Ensure that the players in each pair are of a similar height
  • Do not slap
  • Land softly with bent knees, straight back and head up


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