A hop is jumping from one foot and landing on the same foot. It's a fun skill to practice and needs balance when landing.


Steps on Hopping

  • Start by standing on one leg
  • Press that leg into the ground
  • Bend the knee and prepare for liftoff!
  • Land on same foot
  • Continue hopping on same foot


What to Watch For

  • Eyes forward
  • Make sure to bend the knee for takeoff for lots of power!
  • Practice you balance when you land on each foot, use wall if needed
  • Make sure to bend your knee when completing the motion to help absorb the landing



  • Use your arms to propel you forwards when you hop 
  • Try hopping on the same foot as many times as you can, then switch feet
  • See how far you can hop on the same foot