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Have you ever thought about how much clapping takes place in sports? In almost every aspect of sports there’s clapping. Your performance in how you “clap” has the ability to change your entire program. Clapping has the ability to raise energy levels, build enthusiasm, show a greater appreciation to others and increase your level of engagement. The foundational “9-clap” exercise will raise the level of your entire team. After experiencing the 9-clap, your team will never look at this “small,” yet powerful component of your team ever the same.

"The 9-clap has become a staple in our program. It’s a new standard we all honor and embrace. Nothing less than a 9-clap"
Maryland Head Varsity High School Football Coach

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Lesson Plan

Student Growth Areas

Exercise Length

Language Guide


An energetic, enthusiastic and elevated clapping; on a level of 9 out of 10

Example Videos

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Additional Resources


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Exercise Reminder Card

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Quiz Questions

Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • Finish the statement: “9 Claps and __________.”
  • What do leaders raise the level of?
  • What 3 E’s does a 9-Clap increase the level of?