Coaching High School Track & Field: High Jump

With Will Freeman,

Grinnell College Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach; former Chairman of USA Track & Field Coaching Education

In High Jump, Will Freeman begins with a look at how to determine which athletes are likely to become good high jumpers. Coach Freeman then provides a technical overview of the high jump progressing through the following segments: The Approach, Preparation for Takeoff, Arm Action into Takeoff (single and double arm), Penultimate Step Mechanics, Practicing the Penultimate Step, Takeoff Mechanics, Flight Mechanics and Error Correction. In addition, Freeman spells out a detailed training regiment including the Warm-up, Acceleration Speed, Lifting, Core Strength, General Strength Routines, Pillar Routines, Strength Routines, Medicine Ball Routines, Multi-Jump Exercises and High Jump-specific Drills. For each of these training inventories, Freeman offers detailed routines and drill progressions that you can easily implement into your program.

91 minutes.