How High Jump Takeoff Mechanics Change With Distance From the Bar

by Troy Haines
How High Jump Takeoff Mechanics Change With Distance From the Bar


90% of all misses in the High Jump happen because the jumper ends up too close to the bar at takeoff.

How do we ensure our athletes aren't taking off too close? In this course you'll learn the useful terms in assessing the high jump, the role of the arms and the legs, and how to develop confidence in your athletes to takeoff further away from the bar.

Practical video examples are given for a variety of ability levels. Strategies to improve distance away from the bar at takeoff and additonal considerations are provided. 


The Coach

Troy Haines is a graduate of  UCLA and still remains at #4 on the all-time Bruin High Jump list with a PB of 2.22M. Coach Haines began his career at Orange Coast College as the men’s and women’s jumps coach from 1989-1994. He later worked at Garden Grove High School as men’s and women’s jump coach from 1997-2012. Then he moved to Irvine High from 2014 thru 2016 and began coaching vault. Next he spent 2017 and 2018 at Santa Margarita High, in charge of men’s and women’s high jumpers both years and also coaching men’s and women’s vault for the last year.  2019 was his first year at Los Alamitos as the high jump coach. His sky high jumping clinics now go through both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

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Caterory: Track and Field/High Jump
Videos: 23