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Quiz the Coach - I Keep Bailing on a Jump

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Quiz the Coach - I Keep Bailing on a Jump - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, teammates or coaches, or anything? Why not ? The Kidzworld Coach can help ya work out team problems or give ya tips and advice to improve your game - all ya gotta do is ask!

1Hey Coach,
I have been skateboarding for about seven or eight months now. I skate up at this industrial estate every Sunday. I have done two, three, four and six stair sets but I just don't have the guts to try the eight set. I think my ollie is good enough to clear the stairs, but I keep bailing before I get to the stairs. Can you help me?
olliefliptrick

Hey olliefliptrick,
When you're trying out new skateboard tricks, you have to strike a balance between challenging yourself and knowing your limits. In other words, don't be afraid to try something new, but don't try something stupid that's gonna end up with you getting a ride in an ambulance. If you think your ollie is good enough to clear all eight stairs, then go for it. Clear your landing area of any dangerous objects like rocks, nails or glass. Take a deep breath before you start your run, visualize yourself clearing the stairs, then go all out. Of course, whenever you're doing any skateboard trick, always wear a helmet and proper padding. Good luck.

1Hey Coach,
I was wondering if you know any tips on helping my game. I play forward in basketball and I wanna jump higher.
ghetto_balla_4_LyFe13

Hey ghetto_balla_4_LyFe13,
There are several drills and exercises you can do to improve the height on your jump. You won't be able to get as high as Kobe or Vince Carter get, but you could give yourself a couple of extra inches by trying this one-leg jump drill.

One-Leg Jump Drill
1. Jump 10 times with the right leg and rest.
2. Jump 10 times with the left leg and rest.
3. Jump 30 times with the right leg and rest.
4. Jump 30 times with the left leg and rest.

  • Jump as high as you can every jump and rest no longer than 15 seconds between each series. Try repeating this drill 10 times. You'll probably be quite exhausted once you've done this drill, but it'll help you get some extra height when you're going for a lay-up or grabbing a rebound.

    Do you have a question on sports, skateboards, skateboarding, fitness, P.E. class, rules to sports or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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