Coaching Association of Canada

Two Foot High Kick

Stage of Activity 

All 

Equipment

Ball suspended between 1 metre and 4 metres from the floor

Time

Variable

Number of People

1+

How it Works

This game is a more difficult version of the 1-Foot-High-Kick kick and originated with First Nations’ groups in Alaska. It was also played most frequently in the winter months, using a seal skin ball.

The goal is to run and/or jump off two feet, kick the ball with both feet simultaneously, then land on both feet without falling over.

Applications Strength, power, agility, body control, core stability and control, target hitting
Modifications

Suspend ball at lower heights to decrease difficulty and higher heights to increase difficulty.

Use arms or an implement to try and tag the ball for athletes who are unable to use jumping or kicking (e.g. if on bikes, in wheelchairs, in pool, etc.).