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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fit For Skipping

Yesterday seven-time world champion skipper Peter Nestler had a workshop showing kids from around Waikato schools some awesome skipping skills. Here we are learning some warm up drills, and having 'time out' - we're tired but still smiling. We learnt how to hold a rope properly, how to turn a single, and a double dutch rope. We skipped alone, in pairs, and in big groups. Here are some more learning points:
- if you are the rope turner:
*in double-dutch make sure your turning hand goes up as high as your nose to make
sure the rope goes up high and around properly
*keep the rope turning to a steady beat
*turn the rope so it goes up higher than the skipper
*stand close to the turner to get in and out better

- if you are the skipper:
*take one step in before you jump in
*make sure the rope is your height
*stand close to the turner's shoulder when you go into and out of the rope
*jump in when the rope goes past your nose


  1. What a great post. You have learnt lots about skipping. I used to like double dutch when I was at school.

  2. Kotahitanga KidsJune 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    I'd love to see you all out on the square doing your double dutch display some time soon. Double dutch is such a great skipping activity to do.

  3. Those are some good tips. Skipping is popular at our school at the moment, it goes through fazes, probably cause the grass is to wet to play on. We will use these tips to help us get better at skipping. It would be great if you could post a video showing these skills.