Hi all, I've just been rostered to coach a group of young rec gymnasts by myself (I'm pretty excited, feel like I've graduated a little haha). It's a very basic group, so two out of the three vault skills are straight jumps: straight jump off a 40cm box, and up onto a 20cm box. There are going to be quite a lot of straight jumps done over the next term... Do you have any suggestions for different or interesting straight jump drills? Kids are going to get bored doing doing the same things over and over, so I'm looking to expand my arsenal. I already have (other than on the ground, onto the box, and off the box): - jumping in and out of a hoop / forward and back behind a line, emphasising a straight, upright body shape - lying down, back to the ground, legs bent, and pushing a box (sort of like the takeoff of a lying-down straight jump) - flat plank between two small boxes - rebound jumps on floor - straight jumps up and down over low boxes - straight jump off a springboard (to practise shape in the air and landing) They're mostly variations on the same theme. Do you have any other suggestions? ETA: I'd be especially appreciative for anything with an element of fun. This is a rec group, not really pre-team, so although drills are important, I would like them to find what they're doing entertaining.