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Track and Field Jumping Progression Triple Jump

Teaching Progression For Jumping Events

triple-jump-edwardsTriple 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 to more aggressive hopping for distance

Sample Drills for the Triple Jump Hop

  • 5 short single leg hops (12”-16” inches per jump)
  • 3 intermediate single leg hops (24”-30 inches per jump)

Bounding

The bound or step phase is the second part of the triple jump

Sample Drills for the Triple Jump Step or Bound

  • Walk into alternate leg bounding x20 meters
  • Jog into alternate leg bounding x20 meters

Hopping and Bounding Combinations

As the triple jumper develops the technical skills in each phase, combination drills can be used

Sample Drills for the Triple Jump Hop and Bound

  • Walk into 3 single leg hops, followed by alternate leg bounding x20 meters
  • Jog into 3 single leg hops, followed by alternate leg bounding x20 meters

Bounding and Long Jump

Linking together the last two phases of the triple jump is an important technical link

Sample Drills for the Triple Jump Bound and Long Jump

  • Walk into alternate leg bounding x15-20 meters, followed by long jump into the sand
  • Jog into alternate leg bounding x15-20 meters, followed by long jump into the sand

read more about long jump technique

Triple Jump Sequence

Bring all three phases of the triple together in proper sequence

  • 4 steps into three hops, three bounds, followed by long jump into the sand
  • 4 steps into three hops, one bound, followed by long jump into the sand

Short Approach Triple Jump

  • 6 step triple jump
  • 8 step triple jump

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Triple Jump Coaching Points During Each Phase

  • Drive forward with the body displacing on the takeoff of each phase
  • Swing the free leg to prepare for the next phase
  • Ground contact should be slightly in front of the body
  • Land with toe up with a good heel strike
  • Roll from the heel onto the toe during takeoff
  • Run tall, jump tall
  • Keep the each triple jump phase equal

Other jumping progression articles

http://digitaltrackandfield.com/track-and-field-jumping-progression-pole-vault/

http://digitaltrackandfield.com/track-and-field-jumping-progression-high-jump/

http://digitaltrackandfield.com/track-and-field-jumping-progression-long-jump/

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