Carl Valle has been training high-performance athletes since 1997. He has coached track and field at every level, from high school to the Olympic level in the sprints and hurdles, and he has worked with great athletes who have been All-Americans and school record holders. A technology professional, Coach Valle has expertise in performance data, as well as an understanding for the practical application of equipment and software. Carl is currently the lead sport technologist for SpikesOnly.com, and he focuses his time on testing elite athletes and using technology to help everyone at any level of human performance reach their goals.
Coach Valle shares information on jump testing and evaluation, and he discusses how and when to use jump testing as part of a yearly plan to balance injury reduction, while at the same time maximizing athletic performance. He gives his insight on how to effectively and efficiently coach and use measurements and evaluation of jumping in a sports performance program. Coach Valle reflects on the use of jump testing in team sports as well as track and field.
In this podcast, Coach Carl Valle discusses with Joel:
- The use of force-velocity testing to balance an athlete’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Embedding jump tests into daily warm-up sessions to improve efficiency.
- The use of multiple versus single jump testing.
- What he sees as the relationship between athletic structure, vertical jump performance, and sprint testing.
Coach Valle is the lead writer for SimpliFaster. A list of his articles can be found here.
Podcast total run time is 1:00:02.
Keywords: vertical, athletic preparation, jump testing, force-velocity