The above quote is attributed to me. I’m probably not the first person to utter the words, and I’m definitely not the first person to have the idea, but I’ll take it for myself for the moment at least. Given my interest in the topic in general, I was most interested in the ‘Bump Board’.
Looks cool, eh? The idea is to give beginners the idea of the forearm pass in general and the platform in particular, and without the pain associated with that learning phase. I know of coaches who have used something similar with their players. I don’t know to what level of success but there is a certain amount of logic for beginners. I haven’t seen one in person, but the six and eight year old sons of The Net Live host, Kevin Barnett, are big fans.
I recently also came across this form of the bump board from Italy. You can buy it here.