Mike Goss has been coaching track and field at the high school, club, and NCAA Division I collegiate level for more than 25 years. Mike retired from the Cobb County School Public School system in 2009 after teaching middle school health and physical education for 32 years. He currently independently coaches the club “Flying Without Wings” and is an assistant at Parkview H.S. in Lilburn, GA. Goss spent six seasons as an assistant track and field coach for Kennesaw State University, coaching the Owls’ jumpers.
Coach Goss is a graduate of the University of Montevallo, (Alabama) with a B.S. in health and physical education. He earned an M.Ed. in the same subject from Georgia State University. Mike serves as the USA Track and Field Georgia Coaches Advisory Committee Chair. Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and has a USAW club weightlifting certification as well as a USTFCCCA track and field strength and conditioning certification. He was the USATF-GA Coach of the Year in 2011.
Mike gives listeners his insights on training track and field jumpers. He explains his approach to programming plyometrics, particularly in setting up competitions for those plyometric exercises, as well as strength training for jumpers.
In this podcast, Coach Mike Goss and Joel discuss:
- His methodology on coaching jumping and approach rhythms.
- How he differentiates plyometrics from level to level.
- Building jump competitions into the practice schedule.
- Weight room exercises specific to jumpers.
- Thoughts on using maximal strength exercises for jumpers.
- Ways to promote growth of the sport of track and field.
Podcast total run time is 1:06:26.
Keywords: jumping, track and field, plyometrics, power development