Thanks for your advice. I know that 23 feet is a great jump for someone his age and speed, I'm just trying to do everything I can to help him continue to succeed at the Long jump and thought the penultimate step might be the missing factor or at least could be improved.
It is kind of hard for me to come up with things to improve his long jump. Currently once a week we are working on explosive training in the weight room and another day we are working on plyos and technique stuff. The rest of the week consists of a one day is a pool workout, one day is usually a meet, and the last day is usually a speed workout and approach work. I have a lot of drills I do for the triple jump, but I can't seem to come up with much for the long jump. That is why I thought the penultimate drills would be helpful.
Do you guys think that if he gets faster he will jump farther? Is the equation that simple. I'm just wondering, I know that when more horizontal speed is obtained that more speed usually results in longer jumps, I have witnessed this many time in my short coaching career. Doesn't the speed need to be controlled though.
How fast is too fast?
If my kid can run an 11.6 now and can jump 23 feet, if his time improves in the 100 do you think he will jump farther? I have no problem working on him improving his speed. I really just want to figure out what we should focus on when it comes to his long jump work. He is only a junior and I truly feel he could win the long jump title (and the triple for that matter) in this years outdoor states and next years state meets as well. He also has intentions of jumping in college and I'd love to help it get looked at by a division one track program if he keep improving.
Any advice is welcomed, sorry for the long post. I just love the jumps and could talk them all day.
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