High School Coach’s Blueprint for Success: Horizontal Jumps

  • Get a proven high school season planning guide complete with workout examples
  • See “on the runway” drill progressions that are easy to understand and easy to teach
  • Take the guesswork out of your strength training workouts with this systemized approach
with Ken Brauman,
Seminole (FL) High School Track & Field Coach;
2012 US Olympic Team Head Manager;
10x Florida Track & Field Coach of the Year;
1997 National High School Track and Field Coach of the Year; member of the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame;
has coached 57 High School All-Americans; named the Head Manager of the 2012 Men’s Olympic Track & Field teamLearn how to organize and nurture your jumps program from one of the country’s most successful high school coaches – Ken Brauman.Practice Organization
Learn best practices for organizing your horizontal jumps practice. Brauman details the nine components of his daily training pattern that serve as a checklist for meeting the physical and mental goals of each practice.

Training Programs
Get insight on how to get your athletes to buy into your training program. Brauman lays out considerations for structuring workouts, working with mult-sport athletes and how to get your athletes on board with your program. He also provides sample workouts for the three phases of the high school track season: Preseason, beginning in mid January; Competitive Season (March), and Championship Season (April).

Strength and Power Training
Train your athletes to be better athletes, not better jumpers. Following this philosophy, Brauman breaks down his approach to strength and power training exercises, frequency, and set details.

Brauman takes you through his 30-day strength training cycle, which he provides for you as a PDF on the DVD. This cycle includes a percentage-of-max method that takes the guesswork out of your strength training workouts and allows your athletes to easily see their progress.

This tool creates constant accountability for your individual athletes. You’ll also learn how to modify the 30-day program to fit the entire season. In addition, Brauman shares invaluable advice for helping out the athlete who may have reached a plateau with his or her strength and power development.

Included in his training program are plyometric exercises to develop power in your jumpers and improves their ability to explode off the ground.

Brauman also touches on off-season training recommendations for the multi-sport athlete and the single sport track athlete.

Horizontal Jump Training
Moving to the nuts and bolts of horizontal jumping, Brauman begins with warm up drills, hip mobility drills, and a static stretching program for jumpers.

In the triple jump segment, Brauman shares a simple progression you can use to train each phase of the triple jump: Take off, the hop and the step. Throughout the progression, Brauman offers technical details for getting the most from your athletes speed and horizontal momentum. In addition, he shares several key techniques and drills for teaching your athletes how to best perform this unique event.

The long jump progression begins with a box drill to teach flight without having to take a full approach. Brauman demonstrates how to establish the approach, showing how to use a consistent mark on the 16th step. He also shares eight key points to adjusting the approach to assist the athlete in executing the take off properly every time. He addresses common mistakes jumpers make and how to help your athlete overcome these errors so that they can hit their mark.

Brauman closes with details on meet day protocol providing you with tips and advice on having your jumpers thoroughly prepared for your meets. He discusses warm-up, mental preparation, equipment check list and tips for meet success.