With Gary Pepin, University of Nebraska, Head Track Coach; and Dusty Jonas, 2008 Olympic High Jumper
Legendary Nebraska Head Coach Gary Pepin and Olympic High Jumper, and former Nebraska standout, Dusty Jonas share with you technique, drills and strategies for the high jump that have propelled Jonas onto the world stage.
Beginning with a high jump specific warm-up, Coach Pepin narrates a dynamic 15-plus exercise program that prepares a high jumper for the rigors of a training session.
Pepin moves into the technical aspects of the high jump, beginning with the approach and take-off. After covering the objectives and purpose of the approach, Pepin covers three types of approaches and zeros in on his approach of preference, a 10-stride approach. He begins with establishing and measuring the actual distance for an individual's approach. You will learn how to establish a precise and consistent take-off point, as well as the technical specifics of the penultimate step and the actual take-off. Pepin includes options for arm actions and strategies for establishing optimal body angles for launching into a successful flight pattern.
Moving into flight strategies, Pepin starts with technique and follows that with four flight specific drills. Pepin and Jonas take you through seven curve and take-off drills designed to help the high jumper run a proper curve and transition into a technically sound take-off.
With all of the technical components of the approach, take-off and flight in place, Pepin moves to the back of the high jump apron and puts it all together from start to finish. He passes along coaching tips on what to look for to identify common errors in the high jump.
In addition to the technique and strategies, Pepin gives you five training components and offers strategies for designing a training program that is built back from the Championship meet. He also presents a checklist of 15 strategies for coach and athlete for making the competition day the most successful day possible
Coach Pepin leaves no stone unturned in technique and strategies for all aspects of successful high jumping.
85 minutes. 2010.