Here’s an oldie, but goodie. And highly recommended to anyone who wants to Triple Jump.
This VHS cassette from 1991 was one of the first coaching films I purchased, and now it’s great to see it on DVD.
When you have names like Mike Conley and Dick Booth, these guys know their stuff, and proved it on the field. (In fact, I did “beat” Mike Conley in the Triple Jump way back in 1985, and I had paper proof of it too (see my article here). Heh heh…
In recent news, Coach Dick Booth joined the University of Alabama track and field coaching staff as the Crimson Tide’s jumps coach, under the U of A head coach Dan Waters.
Mike Conley won a Silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and went on to win the Gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He still owns the U.S. indoor record in the triple jump at 17.76 meters (just like Chip Jenkins 600 meter indoor US record which I witnessed live in Sherbooke that night)
This video emphasizes the importance of power in triple jumping, the introduction of the triple jump to athletes, physical preparations for the event (including weight training, running, bounding and plyometrics), and the event’s approach, hop, step, and jump. Proper hop-step-jump ratios are discussed and many drills are incorporated into the teaching on this great video!
The video is only 30 minutes long, but worth every penny in my mind. I may have to get it, as my VHS copy is NTSC and everything here in Italy is PAL! Doh!
Below is a trailer from the video. Crisp, clear explanations.