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Long Jump Philosophy, Skills, and Drills
by Adarian Barr

If your athletes have the will to succeed, it is your role as a coach to help them reach their full potential. Long Jump Philosophy, Skills, and Drills is designed as a resource for track and field coaches who strive to train their long jumpers to achieve maximum results.

This course reviews the key factors involved in successful long jumping, including the desired in-the-air mechanics of the long jumper. The course also features several developmental drills that coaches can employ to enhance the performance of their long jumpers.

Among the topics covered:

• The approach - stance
• Fast-off-the-board drill
• In-the-air mechanics
• PALO (postural awareness limbering option)
• Short approach jumps
• Elongation
• One-step pop-up drill
• Determining proper starting point
• Hang and hitch-style pop-up examples

BarrKent Adarian Barr Owner, Next Level Athletics and Fitness, Sacramento, California

About Adarian Barr:
Adarian Barr enters his second season as an assistant coach for the UNC Pembroke men’s and women’s track and field teams in 2014-15. A former student-athlete, Barr brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the UNCP track and field program.

A three-time All-American and two-time PA USATF Master Champion in the triple jump and long jump, Barr graduated from California State University, Chico in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and received his master’s in physical education from Cal State, Chico in 2000.

About Roosevelt Kent:
Track & Field Coach, Antelope High School, Antelope, California

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