Skipping in schools
Skipping in schools

The benefits of skipping and jumping rope

As you may already know, skipping provides an excellent all-round workout to boost stamina levels and fitness levels in general. And if George's story hasn't convinced you as to how beneficial skipping is, then take a look at this.

Did you know, for example, that skipping has also been used by the US Olympics team to increase their medal-winning chances?

Buddy Lee, one of our heroes, is the man who set this trend in motion and a truly inspirational skipping mentor.

Start children skipping early on and the benefits will just keep piling up: here are a wealth of reasons why skipping can work for your school, with thanks to Buddy Lee's Jump Rope Training. 

skipping helps footballers, rugby players, netballers boost their hand, foot and eye coordination
skipping helps footballers, rugby players, netballers boost their hand, foot and eye coordination

For footballers, rugby players and netball players skipping:

develops nifty footwork skills used for ball control and avoiding tackles

develops power and fitness for explosive power movements

helps to develop agility for quick movement directional changes

also builds eye, hand and foot coordination as well as body awareness

it develops leg, knee and ankle strength to prevent injury,

Skipping can help improve tennis playing skills from an early age
Skipping can help improve tennis playing skills from an early age

develops core stability to assist balance and coordination which helps with posture maintenance when moving with or without the ball.

For tennis and badminton players, skipping improves endurance in hand wrists and arms for racket control, it improves hand/foot, eye coordination and hones reflexes for lightning-fast moves, and it helps develop high levels of aerobic and anaerobic endurance to help maintain good technique. 

For hockey and cricket players, skipping can improve agility for rapid and accurate directional change in play, it improves body awareness and eye, hand and foot coordination for striking and throwing objects whilst moving or static, it again develops hand grip and forearm strength and endurance for better stick/bat control and it improves endurance in shoulders and arms for striking muscles.

Skipping helps improve running, jumping and importantly landing skills!
Skipping helps improve running, jumping and importantly landing skills!

For any field events, skipping:

improves balance and body awareness during running and jumping events,

helps to develop explosive start speeds and footwork for running events,

develops upper-body momentum for events that include throwing objects,

develops anaerobic fitness to improve sprint speeds and, once again develops hand and foot coordination.

 

Skipping also works for swimmers; it develops anaerobic fitness for sprinting and endurance in the arms, develops rhythm and timing for better strokes and it develops upper and lower-body endurance.

And for dancers and gymnasts, skipping develops leg, knee, ankle and foot strength for repetitive jumping and importantly, landing movements and also improves vertical leap capability for explosive but controlled acrobatic and dance movements.

 

Skipping for Schools across the country
Skipping for Schools across the country

 

Contact us for more information on our skipping coaching days and get your children off on the right foot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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