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John Shepherd

International Long & Triple Jump Expert


Coach John Shepherd is a former international long jumper and now coach. He has coached for the England Team and is an England and Ireland Athletics coach mentor. He has coached various internationals in the long and triple jump - and his credits include a European Junior Champion (7.86m), a World Para-athletics Junior World Champion (T20 6.70m) and age group British record holders. He's coached 5 male athletes over 7.70m and 2 over 16m in the triple and 2 females over 6.30m, including a Team GB European Inodoor Championships long jumper. And all as an unattached freelance coach.

Coach Shepherd has also coached overseas athletes and taken sessions for international federations.

As well as being a coach, Coach Shepherd has authored a number of books - including 101 Youth Athletic Drills. He's also written numerous articles on all aspects of athletics and sports training as a journalist and magazine editor for over 20 years.

Coach Shepherd also runs a very popular YouTube track & field channel with over 15000 subscribers