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Track & Field News Presents: Technique and Drills for the High Jump

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Features & Benefits
  • Get a detailed breakdown of 10 phases of the high jump
  • See over 130 exercises to enhance high jump athleticism
  • Learn how to identify and assess potential high jumpers in your program
with Gary Derks,
Cinco Ranch HS (TX) Head Track & Field Coach

Coach Gary Derks is known for developing great high school high jumpers. In this 10-Part information loaded instructional DVD, Coach Derks shares a comprehensive program for teaching, coaching, training and developing a strong high jump presence for your team.

In Part 1, Assessing High Jump Talent, Derks describes to you how to identify, test and select athletes with the attributes best suited for the high jump. Part 2 features High Jump Mechanics. Derks presents a step-by-step breakdown of the 10 phases of the high jump. This instruction includes detailed specifics for finding the proper approach. Derks not only shares how to technically execute each phase, he explains the "why" of each phase and includes invaluable coaching tips for how to spot and correct the most common errors.

Parts 3 through 6 include a 12-exercise General Warm Up, an 11-exercise Movement Prep Phase, an 8-exercise Dynamic Flexibility routine and an 8-exercise Running Drill routine that all combine to prepare the athlete for the rigors of event specific training.

In Part 7, Specific High Jump Warm-up, Derks high jumpers demonstrate eight drills that touch on each phase of the jump. In Part 8, High Jump Practice Drills, Derks demonstrates over 20 high jump drills designed to train each technical phase of the event. Part 10 features Training Drills. Derks gives you over 50 drills in the following grouped areas: strength development and weight training exercises, core strength, hurdle mobility, bounding drills, sand pit drills, hill drills and a med ball routine.

84 minutes. 2007.

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