[quote author="Nick Newman" date="1229858325"]
Bounding, hopping, plyometrics, slow downward movement during the deep squat, stiff legged jumps, static landing from box drops….these are a few things that will help you in this area…
I will agree with the above. Training in this manner which will provide for increased height via special preparation (not by thinking “height” during a jump) is a good thing.
However when cueing a long jump (especially for a high school jumper w/o a top coach): just blaaaaaaze[/quote]
Thank you for letting me know about “not by thinking ‘height,'” because that’s what I thought the problem was.