The high jump approach is an integral part of mastering the sport, but it has many challenges. Coach Rob Assise breaks down training for the high jump approach into key components, including the start, the curve, leaning into the plant, steering, and so much more.
Most sprint coaches believe we can train true sprinting only two or three times per week. Coach Assise wonders whether a properly managed, higher density program in the off-season would yield better results. In this post, he presents a hypothetical training phases and their possible outcomes.
The first step to becoming a coach who leads by principles is to build your House of Principles. Coach Rob Assise takes us through the process that improved his coaching and reflects on the “why.”
According to Coach Rob Assise, there are three cardinal sins that he still sees too many horizontal jumpers commit. He tells us what they are and, just as importantly, some solutions to fix them.
In this follow-up to his examination of the phosphagen system, Coach Assise looks at the glycolytic and aerobic energy systems. His assessment covers athlete training structures and methods, as well as programming to include and avoid.
While many train the phosphagen system well in the weight room, their training systems fail to include the most effective training method–sprinting. Training to enhance maximum speed not only leads to a higher top-end speed, but also improves acceleration, strength, change of direction, and speed reserve.
High school long jumpers can do much more than sit around watching TV, playing video games, or scrolling through YouTube in the off-season. Here are things that a high school long jumper can do on their own to start off the season happy, healthy, and ready.