Identifying Features

  • Arms move high and to the rear during preparatory crouch

  • During take-off, arms swing forward with force and reach high

  • Arms held high throughout jumping action

  • Trunk propelled at approximately 45 degree angle

  • Major emphasis on horizontal distance

  • Deep preparatory crouch

  • Complete extension at take-off

  • Thighs held parallel to ground during flight; lower leg lands vertically

  • Body weight forward at landing

Additional Learning Opportunities

  • What is the girl doing?

    The girl is …….

  • Show me jumping long

  • Show me jumping short

  • What is the girl moving?