This article is concerning teaching your Cursinu to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach the Cursinu to jump: Start with Four
You can teach the Cursinu many skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Cursinu jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Cursinu or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Cursinu Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can practice with your Cursinu. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of drills.
Teaching the Cursinu Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Cursinus run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Cursinu is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cursinus.
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