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Set Up Your High Jump Approach

Does anyone know HOW to set up the curved approach???    The modern high jump approach makes the jumper run in a distinctive shape along the track surface toward the pit, akin to the letter “J”.  By the end of this, you should know how to set up a base line for all your high jumpers’…

Off Season Training for the Jumper

A common concern and question for the jump coach of any level is simply this. The season is over… now what? If not moving into another sport, what comes next for off season training? Recently for some reason I have been inundated with questions about this time of year, a time of year no one…

Spring Sale + new HJ DVD from Boo Schexnayder

At this point in your time on this planet, I’m confident you understand how a spring sale works. But we’re also launching/releasing/adding Boo Schexnayder’s new ‘High Jump: Technique & Teaching’ DVD (which you can get on its own here) to our curriculum of coaching education resources and expanding his 4 DVD ‘Horizontal Jumps’ package to…

Special Considerations for the High Jump Approach

Importance of the High Jump Approach When projected into flight, the center of mass of any object (including the human body) follows a predetermined, predictable, unalterable parabolic curve. Thus, establishment of the proper flight path is totally dependent upon proper force application during ground contact. Since all takeoff forces (including eccentric forces) are applied while…

Ask Boo your high jump questions

As you know, Coach Schexnayder recently released a series of DVDs dedicated, in large part, to the horizontal jumps. This has led to many questions along the lines of: “But, what about high jump questions?” Well, my friend, ask and you shall receive. Boo is currently working on a high jump program. It will be similar to…