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The world's top track and field coaches. The world's top track and field resource.
Long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vault. From techniques and training to strategy and mental preparation, Winning Jumps and Pole Vault is the only book that covers it all.
Renowned coach Ed Jacoby and the all-star line-up of Cliff Rovelto, Tom and Kyle Tellez, Irving “Boo” Schexnayder, Greg Hull, Will Freeman, and Keith Henschen share the secrets and strategies that have produced 62 NCAA champions, 15 Olympic gold medalists, and numerous other U.S. and world medalists and champions.
Every phase of every event—from approach to takeoff to landing—is described to convey proper technique. Learn how to recognize and correct common technical flaws and rely on over 25 event–specific drills to perfect technique.
With preevent preparation, conditioning programs, and jump and vault strategies, Winning Jumps and Pole Vault is the one resource track and field coaches and athletes can't afford to be without.
Part I: Biomechanics of Jumping and Pole Vault
Chapter 1. The Approach (by Ed Jacoby)
Chapter 2. Takeoff and Landing (by Ed Jacoby)
Part II: Event Technique, Strategy, and Programming
Chapter 3. Long Jump (by Kyle Tellez and Tom Tellez)
Chapter 4. Triple Jump (by Boo Schexnayder)
Chapter 5. High Jump (by Cliff Rovelto)
Chapter 6. Pole Vault (by Greg Hull)
Part III: Shaping the Mind, Body, and Program
Chapter 7. Mental Training (Dr. Keith Henschen)
Chapter 8. Performance Training (by Will Freeman)
Chapter 9. Designing Your Program (by Will Freeman)
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Posted January 7, 2009
When I heard Ed Jacoby was putting together a new book on the "jumps", I thought it would be tough to top his earlier collaboration with Bob Fraley. But this book is the best in its "field!" Ed recruited the best jumps coaches on the planet for this one-- Greg Hull, Cliff Rovelto, Boo Schexnayder and Tom (and Kyle) Tellez are inarguably among the best in the world, if not the best. Each obviously put great effort into their sections. The descriptions of drills for each event are superb-- it's usually somewhat difficult to visualize a drill from pictures and written descriptions, but these are outstanding. I really appreciate Ed's inclusion of Keith Henschen and Will Freeman's contributions as well-- they're a valuable addition to this text. I'd highly recommend this manual for every track & field coach from youth to international-level!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.