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Winning Jumps and Pole Vault eBook

Winning Jumps and Pole Vault eBook

$23.95 USD

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    The world’s top track and field coaches. The world’s top track and field resource.

    Long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vault. From techniques and training to strategy and mental preparation, Winning Jumps and Pole Vault is the only book that covers it all.

    Renowned coach Ed Jacoby and the all-star line-up of Cliff Rovelto, Tom and Kyle Tellez, Irving “Boo” Schexnayder, Greg Hull, Will Freeman, and Keith Henschen share the secrets and strategies that have produced 62 NCAA champions, 15 Olympic gold medalists, and numerous other U.S. and world medalists and champions.

    Every phase of every event—from approach to takeoff to landing—is described to convey proper technique. Learn how to recognize and correct common technical flaws and rely on over 25 event–specific drills to perfect technique.

    With preevent preparation, conditioning programs, and jump and vault strategies, Winning Jumps and Pole Vault is the one resource track and field coaches and athletes can’t afford to be without.


    Part I: Biomechanics of Jumping and Pole Vault
    Chapter 1. The Approach (by Ed Jacoby)
    Chapter 2. Takeoff and Landing (by Ed Jacoby)

    Part II: Event Technique, Strategy, and Programming
    Chapter 3. Long Jump (by Kyle Tellez and Tom Tellez)
    Chapter 4. Triple Jump (by Boo Schexnayder)
    Chapter 5. High Jump (by Cliff Rovelto)
    Chapter 6. Pole Vault (by Greg Hull)

    Part III: Shaping the Mind, Body, and Program
    Chapter 7. Mental Training (Dr. Keith Henschen)
    Chapter 8. Performance Training (by Will Freeman)
    Chapter 9. Designing Your Program (by Will Freeman)

    Sample Content

       Sample pages: performance trainingSample pages: performance trainingSample pages: pole vault programSample pages: pole vault programSample pages: the triple jumpSample pages: the triple jump
     Ed Jacoby coaches for success  Ed Jacoby describes his memorable moments  Ed Jacoby discusses why he wrote the book  Ed Jacoby gives advice for athletes  Ed Jacoby shares his thoughts on the jumping events in track and field