This video takes us through the progressions of how to teach or learn the high jump starting with a basic scissor technique. This is progressed so the jumper lands on their back.


This high jump drill draws on a technique that students will have learnt in their early years.


Lower the bar and use a scissor action to jump over it, making sure that they land on their free foot.

Progression 1:

Encourage the student to then land on their bottom, making sure that they create a right angle from their back to their legs.

Progression 2:

Once progression 1 has been mastered get the student used to landing on their backs. Make sure that they keep their backs parallel to the bar.


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