September 8, 2006, Newsletter Issue #31: Connect

Tip of the Week

Drills are an extremely useful and productive tool in triple jump training as they are for any jump, throw, or hurdle event. Many triple jump drills are similar to long jump or sprinting drills. A triple jump drill is important and valuable for what you can teach while the athlete is learning and performing that drill. A triple jump drill by itself is not special when not connected to a training progression.

Horizontal jump drills include: acceleration runhalf approachesboard-less approachesrunway rehearsal with and without a take offrepetitive takeoffsshort run takeoffs/jumpsremedial horizontal and vertical boundsintermediate horizontal and vertical boundsadvanced short run jumpsshort run jumps

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