Dave Kerin is a track and field coach, sports scientist, and high-performance consultant. He is the Development Chair for the USA Track and Field men’s and women’s high jump, and he has worked with athletes at multiple levels. Coach Kerin’s coaching career began with 14 years at the high school level followed by 14 years of collegiate coaching, during which he had an athlete who set a still-standing NCAA DIII championship record in women’s high jump.
In addition to his duties with USATF, Kerin is a private consultant developing an international coaching curriculum. He graduated Champlain College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management and carries a Level III USATF coaching certification.
Dave shares his experience and knowledge of biomechanics and training for jump events. He gives insight into the physics and science of all things jumping.
In this podcast, Coach Dave Kerin and Joel discuss:
- Using force/speed profiles for jump athletes.
- Hypertrophy and the jump athlete.
- Flop vs. straddle style for high jumpers.
- Foot contact positions in plyometrics.
- Techniques in single-leg jump takeoffs.
Podcast total run time is 1:19:10.
Keywords: long jump, high jump, biomechanics of jumping, strength