- Over 30 drills and progressions that will have your athletes soaring to new heights
- Create a more consistent high jump approach--which leads to more successful jumps
- Develop proper acceleration, running form, rhythm and posture throughout each step of the approach
- Utilize a series of plyometric drills to create power and explosion in your jumps
with Sheldon Blockburger,
USC Assistant Coach/jumps and multi-events;
former University of Arizona Assistant Coach;
has coached 11 National Champions in the jumps and multi-events;
coached 2012 Olympic Silver medalist Brigetta Barrett in the high jump.
Unlock your jumping potential with over 30 drills and progressions!
Sheldon Blockburger takes you through a series of progressive teaching skills and drills ideal for teaching your high jumpers how to make their approach more consistent, learn proper take-off technique, get a more consistent bar clearance and to increase their overall strength and speed! These are the same proven drills Blockburger has used to train five National Champions in the jumps and multi-events.
Coach Blockburger does an excellent job of breaking down the drills and explaining both how to do them and their application to high jumping. Numerous slow motion clips and visual notes help explain teaching and coaching points for the drills. These drills can be used in and out of season to get your jumpers stronger, faster and ultimately jumping higher.
Learn a series of four Approach Drills that can be used as a warm-up to save you valuable practice time. These drills include the Serpentine and the Figure 8 which teach proper posture, rhythm and running form. You'll get five layout drills, including the fun Dolphin Drill which train your athletes how to achieve that perfect arch in their back.
Next up is a series of drills that teach the proper 'J' approach. Using the Scissors and the Somersault drills, your athlete will develop proper take-off and layout at the top of the bar. You also get a group of technique drills to put the approach and jump together to achieve the best possible vertical takeoff position.
Plyometrics take center stage as you are guided through a series of 11 drills that not only develop overall strength, but coordination as well. Blockburger goes through a series of skipping, box, and hurdle drills specific to his jumpers that promote the strength and jumping ability needed to be successful. There is also a set of stadium stair drills that will not only get you stronger, they will get your heart pumping as well.
Finally, Blockburger takes you into the weight room to demonstrate a comprehensive set of Dynamic Strength Drills. These creative lifts cover the entire body and include the flexion walk among others will help you get the best out of your jumpers.
Included are numerous coaching points (in graphic format) which help emphasize the demonstrations being shown. This DVD simplifies one of the most technically demanding events into an easy to follow set of progressive teaching steps.
54 minutes. 2012.Track & Field Videos