One of the most important pieces of youth football training equipment that you can purchase is probably one of the cheapest. Get your kid a jump rope! Skipping rope is an excellent training technique for your youth football athlete to get into optimal shape. Best of all, it’s easy and it can be done anywhere.
So how’s skipping rope beneficial for my kids? Rope jumping, when done correctly, is an intense full body workout. Shoulders, arms, calves, feet are all in play. And let’s not forget the super important muscle- the heart.. it’s an ultimate cardiovascular exercise. Youth football kids must have great balance as it’s a major part of performing well in competition. Skipping develops balance. He’ll develop excellent coordination using this tool as well, it’s so simple yet so effective.
THIS IS CARDIO! When your kids are in the fourth quarter of a hard fought battle on the football field, the winner is usually determined by how well they are conditioned. Skipping rope is an excellent, often underrated, conditioning tool that you should utilize. Check out this video for an direction on how to skip rope correctly: