Long Jump Drills and Tips Coach Travis Geopfert University of Arkansas Pop Ups and Penultimate Drills Continuous pop-ups Most specific plyometric drill for long jumping. Easy jog into the penultimate set-up Many repetitions are very important. Penultimate set up off of ramp or box Forces athlete to put take-off foot down quickly. Penultimate set- up […]
Learn about the high jump with precise technical execution and the physics of the event. The video reviews high jump foot placement and how to use proper physics in the high jump. Learn high jump drive mechanics and high jump approach biomechanics with world class high jumper Stefan Holm. Just watch how high over his […]
Triple Jump Bounding Drills -Various combinations for triple jump training from Coach Travis Geopfert (University of Arkansas) Download This Video Series Now!
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Triple Jump Coaching Points Approach Use a simple start from a specific distance from the takeoff board Focus on smooth acceleration with proper mechanics Maintain good posture with little change in running mechanics before the takeoff Use a check mark system for consistent take off Generally, the triple jump approach is shorter than a […]
Track and Field Jumping Progressions Pole Vault Pole Vault Basics Technical proficiency is the key to quality pole vaulting. There are many safety concerns with the pole vault, from pole selection to the location and size of the pit. Proper teaching progressions and a safe environment will help eliminate many of the risk factors. Grip […]
High Jump Teaching Progression Approach The high jump approach starts with a straight ahead run followed by running on a curve into the takeoff The curve is the final five steps of the approach High jumpers use check marks for the start and for the start of the curve How to Triangulate The High Jump […]
Teaching Progression For Jumping Events Triple Jump Basics The triple jump is a complex event with three different skills, hopping, bounding (stepping) and jumping into the sand. Jonathan Edwards was the first person over 18 meters (pictured) The first phase of the triple jump is the hop phase Hopping Start with easy hopping and progress […]
Teaching Progression For Jumping Events Teaching fundamental movements to prepare young athletes is the first step to long-term success for the jumping events. Long Jump Take Off Basics Start by walking down the track with three step pop ups barely getting the take off leg off the ground, then advance to pop ups with a […]
ARKANSAS TRACK & FIELD Travis Geopfert (University of Arkansas) Decathlon Training Running: Train with the 400 meter runners Example Early Season- 8x300m 3:30 rest decreases 30s each rep. 54s total / 36s 200m pace Example Mid Season – 1x500m 5min. 32pace-300m 1min. 28 pace-200m 6min. 26 pace-450m 28 pace Example Late Season – 3x3x150 3 […]
Four elements of the long jump Approach Take-off In-air technique Landing The video featuring Olympic Heptathlon Champion Jessica Ennis, shows all of the phases of the long jump technique Coaching Points The Approach Watch how she drives from the back of the runway on the first five steps and accelerates into a tall running position. […]
The long jump takeoff video using the app Ubersense. The video from Coach Travis Geopfert reviews the coaching points of the long jump takeoff. Long jump technique drills for the takeoff can include short approach pop ups or repeated pop ups on the track focusing on lower the center of gravity and popping up into […]
Video from the 2012 London Olympic Games of the women’s triple jump competition.
Lowering the Center of Mass for the Triple Jump Takeoff Success and Problems Boo Schexnayder Reasons for Success It seems that this technique of lowering the body slightly once it has passed the takeoff foot crated the potential for greater success in several ways. 1. The lowering does permit greater horizontal displacement of the body […]