Connecting Speed to the Long Jump Approachby Bob Thurnhoffer
This course is the product of almost 20 years of making mistakes and learning from them while developing long jumpers. It's a deep dive into some of my core beliefs in what I believe produces elite long jump performances. It's not a general talk, but highly specific more nuanced one. It's my sincere hope this course triggers your own creative thinking about methods to bleed more speed into the approach to maximize long jump potential.
Bob Thurnhoffer finished his first season at the University of New Mexico in historic fashion being crowned the 2022 Mountain Region Men's Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year. During the outdoor season his group had six NCAA All-American’s, six NCAA Final Q’s, and nine NCAA Preliminary Round Q’s. At the Mountain West Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships Thurnhoffer’s group accounted for nine Gold medals, six Silver’s, and two Bronze, with (16) All-MWC nods. His group made Mountain West Conference history with the 2nd fastest Outdoor 400m, 4th fastest Outdoor 400m, 4th fastest 400m Hurdles, 3rd fastest Outdoor 4x400m, 4th fastest Indoor 400m, and 3rd best Indoor Heptathlon in Conference history. In his first year at UNM his athlete’s set 110 personal bests, set four school records, put up over (30) UNM Top-10 performances, and broke two Veteran’s Memorial Stadium Records (Clovis, CA). Thurnhoffer had spent the last five seasons as the head coach at Loyola University Chicago, and the previous (18) seasons as Division I coach in Chicago. He specialized in sprints, jumps, hurdles, and throws during that time.