At Elite Performance Northwest, we are committed to equipping you with the latest tools and techniques to empower your students’ physical education journeys. Today, we delve into an increasingly relevant topic – the benefits of incorporating trampolining into your PE curriculum, specifically for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Understanding ADHD: The Need for Tailored Approaches

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting millions of students worldwide. Its hallmark symptoms include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can impede academic performance and social interactions. As dedicated PE teachers, you play a pivotal role in supporting these students, and trampolining could be an invaluable asset in your toolkit.

The Trampoline Advantage: Why It Works

Trampolining offers a dynamic and engaging platform that aligns remarkably well with the needs of ADHD students. Here’s why:

  1. Sensory Stimulation: The bouncing motion on a trampoline provides sensory input that can help ADHD students regulate their sensory systems, potentially leading to improved focus and attention.
  2. Physical Activity and Dopamine Release: Physical exercise triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter linked to improved mood and attention. Trampolining, with its rhythmic and enjoyable movements, can significantly contribute to this positive effect.
  3. Motor Skills Development: ADHD students often struggle with motor coordination and balance. Regular trampolining can aid in enhancing these skills in a low-pressure environment, boosting their self-confidence in physical activities.

Scientific Backing: Connecting the Dots

Several studies have explored the correlation between physical activity and ADHD symptoms management. A study published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 1 demonstrated that exercise can significantly reduce inattention and impulsivity in children with ADHD. Trampolining, being an exhilarating form of exercise, can be a potential game-changer for these students.

Practical Implementation: Tips for Your PE Classes

Integrating trampolining into your curriculum for ADHD students requires thoughtful planning and consideration. Here’s a roadmap to get you started:

  1. Safety First: Prioritise safety by providing proper instructions on trampoline usage and ensuring a supervised environment at all times.
  2. Inclusive Sessions: Integrate trampolining into group activities to foster a sense of belonging among students. This can help reduce anxiety often experienced by students with ADHD.
  3. Structured Sessions: Design sessions with clear instructions and goals. Break down tasks into manageable steps, allowing students to experience a sense of accomplishment.

Join the Movement: Enhancing ADHD Students’ Lives

As educators committed to holistic development, embracing trampolining as a tool for ADHD students’ growth can be truly transformative. By making a deliberate effort to cater to their unique needs, you are not only enhancing their physical capabilities but also providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

For more guidance on incorporating trampolining into your PE classes, consider enrolling in our upcoming Teacher Trampolining Course. Together, we can uplift the potential of every student, one bounce at a time.

Here’s an internal link to our course: Teacher Trampolining Course

Let’s bounce towards a future where every student thrives!

Warm Regards, The Elite Performance Northwest Team



  1. Gapin, J. I., Labban, J. D., & Etnier, J. L. (2011). The effects of physical activity on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms: The evidence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(2), 219-230. Link