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 identifies and diagnoses the most common mistakes athletes make when triple jumping. With demonstrations by 4x All-American Tarik Batchelor, Geopfert walks you through the poor technique that hampers performance and provides drills to correct the technique. He supplements these drills with "Coaching Points" that he uses to develop championship jumpers.
The most common error in triple jumping is an inconsistent approach. A consistent start provides a more consistent approach and increases your chances of hitting your mark at the toe board. This is accomplished by creating a uniform stride pattern. Coach Geopfert explains the rationale behind choosing the correct number of steps.
Lengthening each phase of the approach is covered and Coach Geopfert stresses only giving your athlete as much speed as they can handle. This is especially important early in your athletes' development.
The majority of the drills in this video focus on getting full power out of each step down the runway and how to keep your speed, rhythm and form once you take off. In addition to the approach, Geopfert teaches bounding to help incorporate the arms into the jump, the step and skip phase, and how to put it all together.
Not only does Geopfert deliver drills and techniques, he explains the reasons why he uses these particular drills, all relating back to correcting movements which hamper performance. Order now and provide your athletes with the tools they need to reach their potential! 34 minutes. 2013.