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Cliff Rovelto Jump Training 2-Pack

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  • Over 40 drills for successful long and triple jumping
  • Develop an approach that will optimize your athletes' individual strengths
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Mega Drills for the Horizontal Jumps

with Cliff Rovelto, Kansas State University Director of Cross Country and Track & Field;
USA Track & Field Master Coach - Jumps; 7x Team USA staff member; 2001 U.S. Track Coaches Association Women's Outdoor National Coach of the Year, 5x Midwest Region Coach of the Year; 2001 USTCA Women's Outdoor National Coach of the Year; 2x Big 12 Conference Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year

USA Track & Field Master Coach Cliff Rovelto takes you through over 40 drills used to develop stronger and faster horizontal jumpers. Athletes and coaches will benefit from this outline for creating more power and force into the ground, which creates a more consistent approach and a longer jump.

This DVD is packed full of coaching advice and drills that are both easy to understand and clear in their instruction.

Coach Rovelto breaks down his teaching method into two areas:

  • Drills for the Approach - The goal of any horizontal jumper is to develop the maximum controllable speed on the runway that can still allow for a controllable takeoff. These drills vary from working on the rhythm of your approach to building up to your max controllable speed.
  • Drills for the Landing - Rovelto shows you how most athletes land and how to correct that to land in a more efficient manner. You'll learn how to land "active," which promotes the greatest possible extension when landing. This extension can increase your jump six to eight inches or more, the difference between making the finals and going home early.
Some of the drills presented include wall run, rollover start, step-step-jump, hurdle mobility, straight leg hops and continuous pop-offs. You will begin to see the importance of perfecting these skills before progressing into actual jumping. Coach Rovelto covers such topics as: Acceleration, the drive phase, and maximum velocity mechanics.

Also included is a series of triple jump drills that teach proper triple jump technique, which includes a hop series, step series, and combination series. These drills can also be used to develop overall strength in your jumpers.

Rovelto also shares ideas on how to set-up workouts and competition strategies.

As with all of Coach Rovelto's instructional DVD's, this video is one of the best to help the horizontal jumper and/or coach set up a progressive training approach in a very easy to follow format. Whether you are a beginning or advanced coach or athlete, there is plenty to learn from this well produced and easy to understand video, which makes this a much needed addition to any track & field training library.

42 minutes. 2012.

Cliff Rovelto's Complete Guide to the High Jump

with Cliff Rovelto, Kansas State University Director of Cross Country and Track & Field;
USA Track & Field Master Coach - Jumps; 7x Team USA staff member; 2001 U.S. Track Coaches Association Women's Outdoor National Coach of the Year, 5x Midwest Region Coach of the Year; 2001 USTCA Women's Outdoor National Coach of the Year; 2x Big 12 Conference Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year

Get the the technical skills and knowledge you need to create championship-caliber high jumpers.

Using a easy to follow and extremely detailed approach, Cliff Rovelto, the long time Director of Cross Country and Track and Field at Kansas State University, delves into the basics of the high jump from laying out the approach to safe clearance and landing. His instruction includes understanding center of mass, centripetal force, inertia and momentum, and applying their relationships to running mechanics, strength and posture.

Beginning with the basic theories of the high jump, Coach Rovelto explains that producing pressure into the ground will translate into more vertical velocity - the key to high jumping. Using drills for the first three steps and moving to the actual take-off itself, Rovelto offers not only the keys to a consistent and controlled run-up, but also introduces five drills to develop the proper approach.

Coach Rovelto explains how to properly set out your approach and measure your marks in terms that make this easy to do for any coach or jumper. He emphasizes the need to run a tighter and faster radius, have more lean, apply pressure against the ground, and have a greater range of motion-this converts vertical velocity into horizontal velocity which translates into a better jump.

The takeoff is the key to a successful jump, Rovelto explains how to teach the take-off, and the drills to re-enforce successful take-off form. He also explains teaching the single-arm, one and a half-arm, and double arm take-off.

You will receive an in-depth explanation into flight mechanics and how to teach a safe-landing, including drills to reinforce these concepts. You'll also get ideas on meet strategy and how to set up your practices for the greatest efficiency and benefit of your jumpers.

This video is an outstanding tool for coaches who wish to simplify one of track and field's most technical events and who want to develop great high jumpers. With demonstrations by 2011 World Champion Jesse Williams and other top jumpers, you'll get one of the clearest explanations of techniques available in an instructional video. Both beginner and veteran coaches will appreciate the wealth of knowledge provided by one of the top high jump coaches in the nation!

74 minutes. 2012.


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