Jumps

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-Objective:

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For players to complete a certain number of jumps onto and off a Bosu ball.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Non-locomotor 

  • Balance 

  • Jump

-Equipment List:

  • One Bosu ball

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Players stand facing and a half-step away from a Bosu ball.

  • Players have arms hanging beside them.

-Instructions:

  • On the signal to begin, players jump onto the Bosu ball, hands clasped forwards, and holding that position for one second.

  • Players then jump back off the Bosu ball and land in their starting position.

  • This is one repetition.

  • Players complete a specified number of repetitions.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variations:

  • Do the same but players begin in front of the Bosu ball and jump backwards onto the ball.

  • Do the same but players jump forward onto the ball, then forward off the ball, then backwards onto the ball, then backwards off the ball, then forward…

  • Do the same but jump laterally onto the ball, then keep going jumping off the ball, then back to jumping onto the ball, then keep going off the ball…

  • Question for Understanding:

  • What helps players retain balance when on the Bosu ball?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

JOHNBYL50@gmail.com

 (905) 923-0938

212 Stonehenge Drive, Unit 50

Ancaster, Ontario

L9K 1N4

Canada

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