In this book, the authors draw upon a combined 60 years of coaching experience to help track and field athletes at all levels of competition improve their jumping technique, training and performance. It features instruction for four jumping events: long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault.
In this book, the authors draw upon a combined 60 years of coaching experience to help track and field athletes at all levels of competition improve their jumping technique, training and performance. The book features clear instruction combined with detailed illustrations for these four jumping events: long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault. In part one, the authors explore mechanical factors common to all jumps, components of the approach run, and strength and power training for jumpers. They share ideas for the development of technique, including how to avoid flaws that slow the approach, tips for achieving maximum height at take-off, how to use the number of strides to determine runway approach distances, and 10 plyometric drills to add strength and power specifically for jumping. Part two features event-specific technique and training information. Devoting a chapter to each event, the book analyzes the various phases of each jump, from approach to take-off to landing. Eleven multiple-frame illustrations from the performances of record-setting jumpers help to demonstrate the proper technique.
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" """Great book. A very sound coaching aid that has the very same principles that Coach Jacoby and Coach Fraley have taught to me. If I were to start over, as athlete or coach, I would use this book as a reference for everything from workouts to technical work.""" Tim Bright Olympian, Decathlon/Pole Vault """I love this 'cookbook' approach. If something isn't working right, simply find the pages in the book to help correct the problem. On the other hand, if things are going well, Complete Book of Jumps is the place to go to locate the next logical step in the learning curve.""" Dixon Farmer Chairman, USA Track & Field Men's Development, Head Track/Field Coach, Gustavus Adolphus College "
About Ed Jacoby
Ed Jacoby has been coaching track and field since 1961. During that time, he has worked with athletes at virtually every level, including high school, junior college, and NCAA Divisions I and II. He served as assistant coach at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and as head coach for the 1993 World Championship team. Over the years, he has coached 4 national champions, 26 All-Americans, and 4 Olympians.
Jacoby has held various positions within USA Track & Field, including men's development chair, men's high jump coordinator, and Level I and II instructor. He has been head track and field coach at Boise State University since 1973.
Bob Fraley and his son, Doug, collaborated on the pole vault chapter of this book. Bob has been coaching pole vaulters since 1959. He is the chairman of USA Track & Field Pole Vault Development and the sprints and jump coach at Fresno State University. Doug is a 3-time NCAA-champion pole vaulter who has competed in the European Grand Prix Circuit since 1986.
Complete Book of Jumps by Ed Jacoby
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