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Junior Activity Week 
Skipping Levels
Circus - Level 1 skipping
Circus - Level 2 skipping
Circus - Level 3 skipping
Circus - Level 4 skipping
Circus - Level 5 skipping
For this unit you need to be able to demonstrate:
  • Single Skips
  • Double Under's
  • Tricks

Here are 6  basic thing to remember when Skipping:

1) Jump on the Balls of your feet 
When you are skipping, try to softly jump up and down on the balls on your feet. Your heels should never touch the ground.  
2) Don’t Jump too High, Relax
When you’re trying to get in a rhythm and skip for more than 30 seconds without burning yourself out, keep your jumps as small as possible without tying up the jump rope.

3) Don’t Swing your Arms/Shoulders too Much
Skipping is all in the wrists. Skipping effectively is all about the efficiency of the revolutions. If you are using your arms and shoulders while jumping very high, skipping becomes a VERY difficult cardio activity. Just use your wrists in a circular motion.
4) Use the Correct Rope Length
How long should the jump rope be you ask? If you bisect the jump rope by putting it under your feet, the handles should reach your sternum. Much higher, or lower will affect the rhythm and make skipping much harder. The rope should tick the ground each revolution, which also makes it easier to count reps and get in a rhythm.
5) Hands Slightly Above Waistline
Hand position is important and this is also dependent on the length of the rope you have. Your arms should be comfortably bent, hands placed about a foot from your sides and about waist level.
6) Get in a Rhythm
You can really skip as fast as you want, but getting in a rhythm can make skipping easier and more fun. It’s kind of like hitting your stride as you jog, so you can do the same thing skipping.
The following clip shows a range of tricks you can practice throughout this unit. 



Level 1

= 1 point

25 unbroken single skips

Level 2

= 2 points

50 skips in under 30 seconds

Level 3

= 3 points

50 skips plus two tricks in under 30 seconds

Level 4

= 4 points

1 double under plus one single skip twice

Level  5

= 5 points

15 unbroken double unders