Common Faults

  • Arms straight
  • Palms facing body
  • Feet together
  • Jumping feet out too wide
  • Head down, arching back
  • Uncoordinated movement


  • Demonstrate the correct movement
  • Give verbal coaching cues of the correct technique
    • Slightly bend arms
    • Palms facing forwards
    • Feet out and arms move up together
    • Arms and legs move at same time
  • If child is fatigued, resulting in poor technique, allow the child to rest or slow down until the movement can be executed with correct technique