with Travis Geopfert, University of Arkansas Assistant Coach (field events and multi-events); Decathlon coach for the 2009 USA vs. Germany Thorpe Cup; former UNI Head Coach, 2009 MVC Indoor and Outdoor Champions
University of Arkansas Assistant Coach Travis Geopfert takes you through a teaching progression for one of the most technically demanding events in track & field, the high jump. Using a very simple and straight forward approach, Coach Geopfert takes through all of the steps needed to learn and correct common mistakes in the high jump.
Coach Geopfert pinpoints the errors an athlete may encounter during the jump. After an athlete demonstrates the error, Coach Geopfert has the athlete perform a series of drills used to correct the technique. Geopfert supplements these drills with his personal "Coaching Points" that he has used to develop championship-caliber jumpers. He explains the why and how of every drill and how the drill corrects the error.
Geopfert addresses the most problematic part of the high jump; an inconsistent start. A good start provides a more consistent approach which results in a greater chance of hitting your mark at the curve. In addition, Geopert covers the approach, the take off and in-flight technique.
The video is divided into three areas of focus:
Developing a consistent approach
Take off mechanics
These essential drills will give you the skills necessary to make the most of every attempt on meet day!
29 minutes. 2013.