Jumping

Long Jump Coaching Elements

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. …

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Triple Jump Takeoff

Triple Jump Takeoff Experiments and Responses Boo Schexnayder The History In my formative years of coaching, I became intrigued with the takeoff from the board in the triple jump. Drawing upon my coaching experience in this and other events, there were several factors I was convinced were important to success. Of course, I was sure …

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Long Jump Technique

Teaching Long Jump Technique   Long Jump Approach Breakdown Start The approach should be a continuous build up of speed with proper mechanics. The final four strides set up the takeoff, with a solid long jump penultimate step and plant onto the board. Back of the runway When teaching long jump starts from the back …

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Long Jump Drills For The Approach

Long Jump Approach Preparation Preparing for the approach should take place on the track and not on the runway. After the basic running technique is developed, a long jumper can learn how to move down the runway to prepare for the takeoff. The key is a consistent acceleration pattern using good sprint technique Long Jump …

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High Jump Technique

 High Jump Basics Running Do modified versions of sprint workouts (short distances) Use sprint drills with high jump technique Increase the intensity of workouts over time Develop good sprint mechanics and technique Approach (High Jump Foot Placement) Blind 10 step approach (on the track) Have athlete run a straight line 10 step approach with maximum …

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