In this week’s Freelap Friday Five, Coach Nick Newman breaks down the applied sciences and coaching techniques needed to produce better jumpers. He covers everything you need to know about plyometrics, fouling, speed development, and all-around planning.
While training plans vary from coach to coach, general setups often share commonalities such as the “American” or “European” setup. In this last installment in SimpliFaster’s six-part “Jumps Roundtable Edition #2” series of articles, eight jumps coaches outline their general training setup, and talk about the biggest influences on their personal programming style.
While jumps can be very technical events, technical models are often difficult to create because of variations from athlete to athlete. The eight coach participants in this jumps roundtable talk about the most valuable technical specifics that influence athlete performance, and how they address them within their programs.
No coach wants their athletes to get injured, but what can you do to prevent it from happening? In Part 4 of the Jumps Roundtable Edition #2, eight experienced jumps coaches talk about the things they do to keep injuries from happening, how they manage athletes who have injuries, and the importance of individualized training plans.
Coach Nick Newman asks a roundtable of eight international jumps coaches to reveal their peaking strategies, including the way that they differ among athletes and how big a role the athlete’s mental state has in their peak performance.
Plyometrics are an important tool in a jump coaches toolbox. In this second part of our Jumps Roundtable Edition #2, eight jumps coaches reveal the way that they integrate plyometrics into their training programs, including activities and progressions.
Working with new athletes who have high-level talent is a different experience than new athletes with little or no performance record. Eight successful jumps coaches talk about their approach to training with these type of athletes.
Developing long jumpers requires a comprehensive technical training system that encompasses exercise and drill selection, teaching strategies, and ways to incorporate technical work into a weekly plan. Coaches should promote understanding of the drills and encourage a self-correcting culture with athletes.
Developing elite horizontal jumpers is not easy. Managing the physiological, psychological, technical, and tactical requirements needed for success is a long-term holistic process.
Great athletes learn how to train their mind, as well as their body. They need to shape their own perspective, based on their personal experiences and goals, and avoid being influenced by the viewpoints and opinions of others. Though difficult, it’s a necessary and important step toward long-term success.