Long Jump Landing Technique
After the peak of the jump, the arms sweep forward and down to the hips. The feet are extended out until the jumper hits the sand.
The knees and hips absorb the impact of the landing as the body continues to move forward. Then the legs straighten in front of the jumper allowing the heels to slide into the sand. The lower body should slide into the impact area trying to create one small landing impact area that was first created during the initial touchdown of the body. This is the best long jump landing technique to maximize performance.
Coaching Tip– when teaching long jump landing technique use a ramp to increase air time to complete the proper execution of the landing in the long jump.