Long Jump Technique With ATL Zoom

While on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, we caught up with ATL Zoom Track Club. We filmed a workout which focused primarily on the sprint and hurdle group, but we also got some excellent long jump technique tips. 

ATL Zoom jumps coach Spencer Iverson broke down the transitions from a glide technique to a hitch technique in the long jump. 

Video Breakdown:

:00 -- :25 -- Using a mini hurdle to help transition from a glide to a hitch. 

:26 -- :46 -- Breaking down an athlete's from over the mini hurdle. 

:47 -- 1:25 -- The importance of developing the technique.

1:26 -- 1:59 -- Breaking down an athlete's form over the mini hurdle. 

2:00 -- 3:00 -- The 'glide' vs the 'hitch' and why ATL Zoom is teaching the hitch. 

3:01 -- 5:00 -- Evaluating the technique though athletes full jumps...

  • 3:01 - 3:30 -- 
  • 3:31 - 4:00 -- Hayley Iverson
  • 4:01 - 5:00 -- Chloe Fair (She is focusing specifically on transitioning from glide to hitch).

5:01 -- 5:30 -- The three factors they focus on while jumping and why these three things are important to determine which style of jump each athlete should do. 

5:31 -- 6:00 --  Evaluating the technique and three factors using Chloe Fair's jump as an example. 

6:01 -- 6:43 --  How teaching the hitch technique has helped ATL Zoom athletes. 

6:44 -- 7:15 --  Helping the kids understand the drills and why they are doing them. 

7:16 -- 7:36 -- The importance of the run-throughs and finding your baseline mark. 

7:37 -- 8:13 -- Working with each athlete on what they need to do to excel.  


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