Coach Derks begins with thoughts on assessing horizontal jump talent including physical attributes as well as intelligence, desire, composure and work ethic. Derks believes that this is a 'blue collar' event that takes tremendous skill and mental toughness. He provides a physical assessment test that includes standing triple and long jump, vertical jump, 3-step vertical and flying 30's. His long jump mechanics include an emphasis on speed, which is the most important attribute in this event. The main objective in the long jump is to convert horizontal velocity to vertical height at takeoff. Sprint mechanics (the secret to gaining maximum horizontal velocity), good arm action, posture and full extension into the pit are all taught by Derks. The hop, step and jump phases are well covered also. A key for all successful jumpers is a proper training program. Also included are over 60 drills and exercises to incorporate into your training regimen in several areas, including; general team warm-up, approach, bounding, plyometrics, Olympic lifts, core exercises, hurdle mobility, sand pit exercises, hill work and med ball routine. 75 minutes. 2007. DVD.