Teaching Your Combai To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Combai to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching your Combai to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute least count of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching Your Combai to jump: Start with 4

You can teach the Combai many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Combai jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Combai or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Combai 8 Jumps

Take the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can practice with your Combai. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Combai Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Combais run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Combai is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Combais.

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