Running & Jumping Videos

Running Mechanics for Arms

Players sit on upright on the ground. Simply instruct players to move arms backwards and forwards in running motion while keeping torso tight and still.
Additional Coaching Tip:
1. Arms should be bent around 90 degrees at elbow & elbows kept close to body when moving past sides.
2. A good teaching cue is to say ‘Hip to Lip’ to encourage arm movements forwards and backwards

Adaptation/Progression:

Progress by asking players to kneel upright and repeat process…in this way more core control is needed to keep body stable.

 

Standing High Knee March

Players simply march on the spot, concentrating on moving opposite arm with opposite leg and lifting the knees as high as possible.

Additional Coaching Tip:
Torso should be still and upright as opposed to turning from side to side.

Adaptation/Progression:

Progress by asking players to move forwards or around freely while maintaining same technique.

 

High Knee March through ladders

Players start at start of ladder and march through the ladders slowly using correct technique of moving opposite arm with opposite leg and lifting the knees as high as possible. Ensure one foot is placed in each rung of the ladder.

Additional Coaching Tip:
1. Torso should be still and upright as opposed to turning from side to side.
2. Ensure players lead with a different leg each go
3. Players will often stare at their feet so encourage them to keep their head up as much as possible (even stand at end and every so often ask players how many fingers you are holding up to encourage them to look forward).

Adaptation/Progression:

Progress by having players place 2 feet in each rung while maintaining correct technique. Ball skills or grip work can also be incorporated into exercises once technique is consistent. Increased speed should be encouraged but only once correct technique is maintained.

 

Moving High Knee March through hurdles with hurling skills

Players start at start of hurdles and march through slowly using correct technique of moving opposite arm with opposite leg and lifting the knees as high as possible. Ensure one foot is placed in each rung of the ladder. Coach/other player passes ball to player as they move through who must catch and return to coach as they continue through ladder.

Additional Coaching Tip:
1.Torso should be still and upright as opposed to turning from side to side.
2. Ensure players lead with a different leg each go.
3.Players will often stare at their feet so encourage them to keep their head up as much as possible which will be necessary to gather and return pass. Other skills such as bouncing, soloing in hurling etc can also be incorporated.

Adaptation/Progression:

Progress by having players place 2 feet in each rung while maintaining correct technique. To progress further place 2 sets of hurdles side by side and have players pass ball back and forth to each other as they move through the ladders.

 

Moving High Knee March through ladders with ball skills

Players start at start of ladder and march through the ladders slowly using correct technique of moving opposite arm with opposite leg and lifting the knees as high as possible. Ensure one foot is placed in each rung of the ladder. Coach/other player passes ball to player as they move through who must catch and return to coach as they continue through ladder.

Additional Coaching Tips:
1.Torso should be still and upright as opposed to turning from side to side.
2. Ensure players lead with a different leg each go.
3.Players will often stare at their feet so encourage them to keep their head up as much as possible which will be necessary to gather and return pass. Other skills such as bouncing, soloing in hurling etc can also be incorporated.

Adaptation/Progression:

Progress by having players place 2 feet in each rung while maintaining correct technique. To progress further set two ladders up side by side and have players pass ball back and forth to each other as they move through the ladders.

 

Moving High Knee March through Hurdles

Players start at start of hurdles and march through slowly using correct technique of moving opposite arm with opposite leg and lifting the knees as high as possible. Ensure one foot is placed in each rung of the ladder.

Additional Coaching Tips:
1. Torso should be still and upright as opposed to turning from side to side.
2. Ensure players lead with a different leg each go
3. Players will often stare at their feet so encourage them to keep their head up as much as possible (even stand at end and every so often ask players how many fingers you are holding up to encourage them to look forward).

Adaptation/Progression:

Progress by having players place 2 feet in each space while maintaining correct technique. Ball skills or grip work can also be incorporated into exercises once technique is consistent. Increased speed should be encouraged but only once correct technique is maintained.

 

Moving High Knee March through hurdles with hurling grips

Players start at start of hurdles and march through slowly using correct technique whilst holding hurl in Ready Position. Ensure one foot is placed in each rung of the ladder. Coach/other player passes ball to player as they move through who must catch and return to coach as they continue through ladder.

Additional Coaching Tips:
1.Torso should be still and upright as opposed to turning from side to side.
2. Ensure players lead with a different leg each go.
3.Players will often stare at their feet so encourage them to keep their head up as much as possible which will be necessary to gather and return pass. Other skills such as bouncing, soloing in hurling etc can also be incorporated.

Adaptation/Progression:

Progress by having players place 2 feet in each rung while maintaining correct technique. To progress further place 2 sets of hurdles side by side and have players pass ball back and forth to each other as they move through the ladders.

 

High Knee Skip Linear

Players skip from one line to the next using an exaggerated high knee and arm motion.

Additional Coaching Tips:
1. Emphasise height as opposed to distance
2. Encourage players to drive knee upwards

 

High Knee Skip with hurl in Ready Position

Skipping using an exaggerated high knee motion whilst maintaining upright body position and hurl in Ready Position.

Additional Coaching Tips:
1. Emphasise height as opposed to distance
2. Use hurl as a target height to encourage high knee movement.

 

High Knee Skip with Overhead Bat

Players move around square skipping using an exaggerated high knee motion whilst maintaining upright body. Hurl is held overhead and players attempt to bat down an imaginary ball every forth step.

Additional Coaching Tips:
1. Emphasise height as opposed to distance
2. Encourage players to drive knee upwards and reach up to the sky with ball.

Adaptation/Progression:

Progress by having coaches or players lobbing ball to random players occasionally so that they have to bat down an actual ball.

 

Skip with hurl in High Lock Position

Players skip from one line to the next using an exaggerated high knee motion with hurl held using ‘Lock Grip’ (hands together at bottom of the hurl) overhead.

Additional Coaching Tips:
1. Emphasise height as opposed to distance
2. Encourage players to drive knee upwards

 

High Knee Skip Arms Overhead

Players skip from one line to the next using an exaggerated high knee motion with both arms extended overhead.

Additional Coaching Tips:
1. Emphasise height as opposed to distance
2. Encourage players to drive knee upwards

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