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Jump Higher by Implementing the Weak-Leg Long Jump Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

University of Southern California Assistant Track and Field Coach, Michael Pullins, shows you a drill that he uses at the end of a practice session anytime during the season. Coach Pullins uses this drill with his high jumpers, which includes two former All-Americans with one of them a former NCAA High Jump Champion. Coach Pullins discusses how the Weak-Leg Long Jump Drill causes greater contraction on the weak-leg which forces greater contraction on the take off foot.

Weak-Leg Long Jump Drill

The athletes run onto the long jump ramp and takeoff from their weak-leg and perform a long jump onto the high jump mat. This is a good drill for the end of practice to get more jumps in. Coach Pullins points out that this drill will cut down on the punishment the body takes during high jumping. This is a drill that can be done wherever you have a high jump mat and a long jump ramp.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Becoming a Champion High Jumper – Beyond the Basics.  To view more track & field videos from America’s top coaches and athletes, click here.

Practice High Jumps with the 2 Step High Jump Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

University of Southern California Assistant Track and Field Coach, Mike Pullins, shows us a drill he uses with his high jumpers. Coach Pullins discusses how the 2-Step High Jump Drill works on body posture and has to be done fast in order to complete the jump.

2 – Step High Jump

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Becoming a Champion High Jumper – Beyond the Basics.” View other world class Track videos!

Achieve Greater High Jumps with the Hip Penultimate Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

John Gartland of Indiana State University offers a simple drill to improve your athlete’s penultimate step, knee drive, and arm movement. Gartland walks you through the coaching keys to the drill and his athletes demonstrate how the drill should be performed.

Hip Penultimate Drill

The drill is performed when the jumper takes a very short approach to the pad and uses a high knee drive to propel themselves up onto the pad, minimizing the impact on the athlete’s legs.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the High Jump.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

Focus on the Last Two Steps of Your High Jumps!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

The penultimate and ultimate steps are the focus of Indiana State’s John Gartland here in this drill. Gartland explains how he reinforces the idea of keeping your ankles dorsiflexed and driving your knee throughout the drill. This drill can be done in the gym, on the track, or anywhere.

Continuous Pop Up

This drill is part of Gartland’s penultimate ultimate curriculum to achieve higher and higher jumps! The focus on dorsiflexion, high knee drive, and the incorporation of the arm block, make this a must for all high jumpers.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the High Jump.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on High Jump.

Raise the Bar with This High Jump Instruction!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

John Gartland, 10x Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year, explains a simple drill that will get your athletes to lean from their ankles and improve their approach, leading to higher jumps. This drill will improve the flexibility in the ankles of your athletes and make them think about their approach footwork in an easy-to-follow way. 

Circle Drill

Gartland shows you how to set-up the drill, which is based on each individual jumper’s approach. A circle is drawn in chalk or tape on the track and athletes perform the drill while the coach provides feedback. This drill will help your athletes keep their speed at an optimum during their approach, because your jumpers will learn to not lose speed from the approach. This drill can be performed during any part of the season and will be a useful addition to any track coach’s high jump drills progression.

Gain more insight from, “Curriculum Guide to the High Jump.” Discover other great High Jump videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!


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