Hopping Exercises

Hopping exercises are important in late stage rehabilitation in lots of sports. They help to improve balance, proprioception and explosive strength.

Teaching Points:

  • Many variations on hopping exercises are available. Start with a small hop on the spot and gradually increase the height jumped.
  • Try hopping to the front, to the side and backwards.
  • Try hopping from one leg and landing on the other.
  • Equipment such as hoops, agility ladders and minim hurdles can all be used to add further challenge.