JUMPING AND LANDING
Land softly with alignment of the shoulders, knees, and the balls of the feet. Land first on the balls of the feet with the heels touching down last. Bending of the hips and knees allows the legs to serve as coils that absorb the impact of the landing. The trunk should be straight but leaning forward so when it is viewed from the side, the shoulders, knees, and the balls of the feet are aligned (Figure C-17).
Figure C-17. Jumping and landing