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Build Strength and Technique for the High Jump!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, April 1, 2016

Sheldon Blockburger, University of Arizona assistant coach, has coached five National Champions in the jumps and multi-events. You’ll learn two drills from Coach Blockburger in this video that’ll encourage your high jumpers to leap straight into the air and get the maximum amount of height on each jump.

Strength Technique Drills

Drill Summary: In front of the high jump pit, stand another pit on its side and have a coach hold it in place. The athlete works on their power, strength, knee drive and jumping straight up onto the pit on its side. Focus on loading the penultimate leg and landing on top of the pit. Once the athlete has mastered jumping onto the pit, have them begin to lay out and slide across the sideways pit to practice laying out over the bar. After clearing the sideways pit, they can tumble into the high jump pit to complete the drill.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Mega Drills High Jump.” Browse through other world class Track & Field videos at!

Our Latest Track DVD features Sheldon Blockburger!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our newest Track DVD features University of Arizona Assistant Coach, Sheldon Blockburger.  He has experiencing coaching five National Champions in the jumps and multi-events.  This Track DVD is titled:

Mega Drills High Jump

  • Over 30 drills and progressions that will have your athletes soaring to new heights
  • Create a more consistent high jump approach–which leads to more successful jumps
  • Develop proper acceleration, running form, rhythm and posture throughout each step of the approach
  • Utilize a series of plyometric drills to create power and explosion in your jumps

Take a look at these world class instructional track videos below:

Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship High Jump
High School Coach’s Blueprint for Success: High Jump
World Class High Jump
25 Tips & Drills for Coaching the High Jump
High Jump (Errors & Corrections)
High Jump Drills
Track & Field News Presents: Technique and Drills for the High Jump
Teaching and Coaching the High Jump


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