JUMPS COACH TRIPLE JUMP COACHING CLINIC - HOW TO COACH THE HOPby John Shepherd
In this video I show you how you can immediately change the way your triple jumpers hop and ultimately triple jump better.
The focus is on the take-off and the movement of the hopping leg. The aim is to pull the foot diagonally across from behind the body at take-off to infront of the body - with a thigh parallel to the ground position - in front of the hips.
If your jumpers do this then they will present their leg in the optimum way to transfer into the step phase and ultimately the jump.
I show you a drill that will teach your jumpers how to get the right take-off positions and hop movement. We then move onto implementing this in actual jumping. You will see the difference.
There are plenty of graphics in the video for you to focus on and these will allow you to fully understand just how to get your jumpers, hopping and ultimately jumping optimally.
As a coach who works across all levels from college level to international you can rest-assured that what you'll see does work. Indeed you will see this from the videos of some of my athletes implementing the techncial changes I reference.
Coach Shepherd has consistently produced great long and triple jumpers for over a decade. He has had jumpers at major championships, for example, the European outdoor and indoors. He has also coached a European u20 champion and 5th placer in the world u20's. Numerous athletes of his have achieved senior and age group internationals.
He has also coached age group British record holders.
Over 15 of his jumpers have been recruited by US colleges and have gone onto have successful collegiate careers.
Coach Shepherd has also coached for the England team and worked for Irish Athletics and Belgian Athletics, for example. He has mentored many coaches.
He has also published numerous articles on track and field training and still contributes to Athletics Weekly (the UK's track & field title) as performance editor. His work has featured in numerous other track and other sports and fitness publications, including Track & Field News.
Coach Shepherd has also published 5 books - including Strength Traiing for Runners; 100 Youth Athletic Drills and The Complete Guide to Sports Training