Jump Drills for All Athletesby Rob Assise
The exercises in this course provide an opportunity to improve your athletes by filling some of the gaps in their coordination. The drills address fundamental movement patterns which can be found in all sports, and their rehearsal will assist your athletes to be more efficient in executing come competition time. Lastly, the movements will allow your athlete to develop resilience and explosiveness via the various volumes, intensities, and densities used in training.
Rob Assise is in his 17th year teaching math and coaching track and field at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in the south suburbs of Illinois. In 4 years as the boy’s jump coach, he has coached 15 state qualifiers, 11 finalists, and 8 medalists. In his 12 seasons with the girl’s program (9 as head coach) he worked primarily with sprinters and hurdlers. During that span, HF had 91 state qualifiers, 49 all-state athletes, 13 runner-ups, and 4 state champions. He is nothing more than a sprint coach disguised as a jump coach who enjoys connecting dots. Coach Assise has also coached football (5 seasons) and cross country (6 seasons). He is an author for ITCCCA, Simplifaster, Track-Football Consortium, and Just Fly Sports.
Rob Assise coached the 2019 triple jump state champ, Quinton Stringfellow (49’4”). Stringfellow also placed 4th in the long jump, 23’3”.