Gold Medal Track & Field: Jumps [VHS]
Jump higher and farther through the high-performance training methods of expert track and field jumping coaches! In Jumps, all four track and field jumping events--long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vaulting--are covered. Charles Craig shows you how to produce maximum power and optimal trajectory to attain the greatest distance in the long and triple jumps. Craig also teaches techniques for helping athletes acheive their ultimate height in the high jump. Randy Miller then shows how athletes can improve their pole vaulting techniques to become proficient in all phases of the jump. These two coaches give you proven drills and exercises for
1. improving the essential elements of the long jump;
2. developing balance, coordination, and power in the triple jump;
3. perfecting the approach, take-off, and flight phases of the high jump; and
4. mastering all elements of the pole vault--plant, take-off, swing, turn, and bar clearance.
Incorporate them into your practices to develop the excellent form, strength, speed, and confidence jumpers need to peform winning jumps.
This information-rich video is part of the Gold Medal Track & Field Series. Other videos in the series include
Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays
Middle and Long Distances
About the Actor
Charles Craig has coached high school and elite-level athletes for more than 30 years. He was an assistant coach for the 1996 Olympic team, which produced gold medalists in the long jump, high jump, and triple jump.
Randy Miller is a four-time Big Ten pole-vaulting champion and three-time All-American.
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