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  1. 1

    Number10

    Very nice execersie! I look forward to purchasing your book. Can’t wait.
    My question is, is it one hop to each cone? So are the players trying to hop as
    Far as they can to each cone given the distance? Or is 2 or 3 hops to get to
    each cone. My boys are 11 yrs old. Thanks

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  2. 2

    PompeyGeezer

    Nice Drill. Number10, it should be multiple hops to each cone to improve their footwork pace and improve balance.

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  3. 3

    Justin

    Thanks for the input guys. Ideally, it should be one hop to each cone and then one hop back to the centre. You may need to vary the distance hopped depending on the skill of the player.

    Regards,
    Justin

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    Tim Root

    Justin, why the single leg hop vs. 2 legs. Just wondering. Is there some science behind it? My slight concern is girls and knee injuries. Also, just thinking the single leg hop puts a bit more stress on the knee than two footed.

    Does it make sense to say, First one 2 footed, Second and Third one foot (right then left) then fourth one back to 2 footed?

    Thanks!

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      Justin

      Hi Tim,
      Starting with the two-footed hop makes perfect sense. This exercise was meant to be an advanced option which is why i skipped to the one-footed variation.
      This exercise can also be used to develop balance. Instead of doing it as quickly as possible, when the girls land, have them hold in a balanced position without swaying for 3 seconds and then continue to the next hop.

      Regards,
      Justin

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