How to Use the Skipper
- Loop the end of the rope around the ankle of your dominant foot. Usually the foot you use to kick a ball is your dominant foot.
- Hold the ball in your hand and throw it with an arcing motion low to the ground so that it flies flat above the ground. This helps to get the ball going.
- It’s also possible to get it going using your foot. To do this, place the ball on the ground and move away from it until the rope is straight. You can even drag it a few inches to get set up. Now lift the foot that’s connected to ball a few inches off the ground and use your leg to swing the ball in a circle. It takes a little “oomph” to get it going sometimes!
- Now as the ball swings in a circle it’s going to hit your other leg unless you hop. So as the ball comes around to your other leg, jump up, pulling your knee up, so the ball flies under your foot!
- For building balance and agility, it’s a good idea to practice using the Skipper on both feet. That way your muscles stay even and you develop better coordination and agility on your non-dominant foot.
Important Safety Information
- For kids 6 years of age and older.
- Just Jump It Skippers are designed for jumping and skipping only. Do not use them to tie up things, people or pets.
- The Skipper is not a weapon either, even if you’re just playing. Swinging your Skipper so that the ball hits another person or an animal can result in serious injury.
- The Skipper should only be used in an open area such as a garage, a back yard or a driveway.
- Proper footwear is essential when using the Skipper to prevent injury. Wear closed toed shoes that have shock absorbing qualities. Running shoes or shoes designed for sports where you jump like basketball, work great.
Care and Storage of your Skipper
- When you’re finished with your Skipper, just coil it up and put it away in a dry place.
- To wash it, you can put it in a bucket of warm soapy water and swish it around. Scrub lightly with a scrubby sponge or brush to remove tough stains. It’s OK to get the ball part wet and scrub it too.