Winning Jumps and Pole Vault

Winning Jumps and Pole Vault

By: Edward Jacoby (author)Paperback

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This book presents the world's top track and field coaches. This is the world's top track and field resource. Long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vault. From techniques and training to strategy and mental preparation, "Winning Jumps and Pole Vault" is the only book that covers it all. Renowned coach Ed Jacoby and the all-star line-up of Cliff Rovelto, Tom and Kyle Tellez, Irving Boo Schexnayder, Greg Hull, Will Freeman, and Keith Henschen share the secrets and strategies that have produced 62 NCAA champions, 15 Olympic gold medalists, and numerous other U.S. and world medalists and champions. Every phase of every event - from approach to takeoff to landing - is described to convey proper technique. Learn how to recognize and correct common technical flaws and rely on over 25 event-specific drills to perfect technique. With pre event preparation, conditioning programs, and jump and vault strategies, "Winning Jumps and Pole Vault" is the one resource track and field coaches and athletes can't afford to be without.

About Author

As head track and field coach at Boise State for 24 years, Ed Jacoby was a 3-time NCAA District Coach of the Year and 10-time Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year. He has served as assistant coach at the 1992 Olympic Games, as head coach for the 1993 world championship team, as high jump co-ordinator for USA Track & Field and as chair of the National Track & Field Development Committee. Jacoby, a master coach, has authored three books and is sought for his expertise in biomechanics, principles of training and training methodology. His book The Complete Book of Jumps was hailed by Track & Field News as the best book ever written on the jumping events. Jacoby is a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.


Part I. Biomechanics of Jumping and Pole Vault; Chapter 1. The Approach (by Ed Jacoby); Chapter 2. Takeoff and Landing (by Ed Jacoby); Part II. Event Technique, Strategy, and Programming; Chapter 3. Long Jump (by Tom and Kyle Tellez); Chapter 4. Triple Jump (by Boo Schexnayder); Chapter 5. High Jump (by Cliff Rovelto); Chapter 6. Pole Vault (by Greg Hull); Part III. Shaping the Mind, Body, and Program; Chapter 7. Mental Training (by Keith Henschen); Chapter 8. Performance Training (by Will Freeman); Chapter 9. Designing Your Program (by Will Freeman).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780736074193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780736074193
  • ISBN10: 0736074198

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