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Visual Steering: Approach Accuracy in the Long and Triple Jump


By Robert Marchetti, Assistant Track Coach at Rider University When extreme runners (Xtreme) run or cycle down mountains, over rocks and other objects, they must view the ground ahead. They must know where to get a solid foot plant, to gingerly step, or where they should avoid stepping. This is … [Read more...]

Horizontal Jumps – Teaching Leg Extension & Landings

Phillips extends one leg then the other

By Robert Marchetti, Assistant Track Coach, Rider University. The landing in the long jump and the last phase of the triple jump is marked by the extension of the legs in front of the athlete before contact. Many coaches struggle with teaching this aspect of the horizontal jumps. Hopefully with … [Read more...]

Solving the Problem of a Short Step Phase Triple Jump

Philips Idowu triple jump

This article is guest posted by Robert Marchetti of Rider University and organizer of the LinkedIn Track and Field Coaches Group with over 6000+ coaches. I coach track and field as an Assistant Coach at Rider University, a small NCAA Division I school, in Lawrenceville, NJ. One of the events I … [Read more...]

Hurdle Hops and Extended Bounding [Part 2]


This article is guest blogged by Fabien Ngô (Ph.D.), a sprint coach in Brussels and Montreal coaching primarily teenagers and masters age groups. He guest wrote How to Improve Your Last 100m in the 400m, Part 3 As well, he did an Interview with Pierre-Jean Vazel which is a must-read. Hurdle … [Read more...]

48 Best Interviews for Speed, Strength Training, Recovery & Inspiration


If I can make one quote about this blog, it would be from Issac Newton. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants There is no way I would have the knowledge (and share the knowledge to you) if it weren’t for my previous coaches, as well asking questions to the smartest … [Read more...]

Dan Pfaff Podcast on SportsCoachRadio

Dan Pfaff

Dan Pfaff is currently the Education Director and Jumps Coach at the newly created World Athletics Center in Phoenix, Arizona. To read more about the World Athletics Center, click here for my Interview with John Godina. Previously, he was the Director of the Lee Valley High Performance Center in … [Read more...]

So You Want to Be a Decathlete? w/ Eric Broadbent


This is part 9 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 38 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers from Peter … [Read more...]

Speed: The Approach Run in Long Jump & Triple Jump [PODCAST]


Kenta’ Bell (pronounced Ken-TAY), is a two time USA Olympian (2004, 2008) in the Triple Jump and the 2001 Gold medalist at the World Student Games in Beijing, China. His PR is an impressive 17.63m and he is also the 2003 & 2010 USA National Champion. By then, he was ranked as one of America’s … [Read more...]

3 Day Collegiate & Elite Jump Summit, Jan 28-Feb 1, 2014

Kenta Bell 2012

Please Join us for the Jump Summit. This is 3 Day Collegiate & Elite "Learn By Doing" Clinic exclusively for Jumpers. This is a great opportunity to learn and train alongside World Class and Olympic Athletes. The Camp will run January 28th - February 1st. The last two days you will have an … [Read more...]

Standing Long Jump, Basic Physics & Lower Landing Area

standing long jump

This article is guest blogged by University lecturer Dr. Vassilios McInnes Spathopoulos, author of An Introduction to the Physics of Sports.   You can read my review in Introduction to the Physics of Sports.  He also wrote Windy Records in Track & Field and The Effect of Wind on … [Read more...]

European Horizontal Jumps & Hurdle Symposium Nov 8-10, 2013


Dates for the event is the 8-10th of November, 2013!  The seminar starts 16:15 at Friday 8th (registration possible from 14:00) and ends at 12:30 Sunday 10th (followed by Lunch at 12:45).  This is the second time it is held in Falun (about 250km northwest of Stockholm, Sweden) Click here … [Read more...]

Interview with Yvette Lewis, Hurdler, Jumper, & Heptathlete? [SpeedEndurance TV]


Yesterday at the meet hotel, I had the chance to sit down with 100m hurdler Yvette Lewis.  Yvette is a talented athlete where she also ranks nationally in the Triple Jump, even though she is probably best known for her 100m hurdles (12.76). This should come to no surprise, because she … [Read more...]