All coaches have their own programming style and their own training setups. In this sixth and last roundtable discussion with eight well-known jumps coaches, they talk to SimpliFaster about their training calendars and the people who influenced their programming style and philosophy in both big and little ways.
Jumps coaches have differing views when it comes to the issue of approach accuracy. SimpliFaster talked to eight of them to find out their views on the psychological aspects of fouling, as well as their specific coaching strategies and philosophies for training approach accuracy in their athletes.
While it’s important to assess an athlete’s level of readiness for event competition, coaches differ in the ways that they evaluate this readiness. In this latest installment of their Jumps Roundtable series, SimpliFaster talked to eight jumps coaches about specific testing protocols they use to evaluate their jumpers and their jumping program.
In this third installment in SimpliFaster’s jumps roundtable, eight jumps coaches talk about the key physical qualities that determine success in the jumping events. They also explain how they work with athletes possessing different ratios of these qualities, and tailor individual training programs to address the jumpers’ own strengths and weaknesses.
Technical training for jumpers can be very simple, or overly complex. SimpliFaster talked to eight leading jumps coaches about their philosophy on technical training for jumpers, including technical models for individual athletes and the overall goal and specific construct of their technical sessions. This ranged from a focus on posture to runway approach dynamics and development.
“Special exercises” bridge the gap between traditional exercises and event-specific technical training. Simplifaster talked to eight leading jumps coaches about their philosophy on weight training for jumpers, including exercise selection, beneficial protocols, and their view on “special exercises.”