Circle Pops : High Jump Drill

When high jumping athletes are asked to jump in a way the is different than other types of jumps. The athlete must jump while leaning in a running in a circular path. Below are two clips that help high jumpers lean in while they are jumping. Both clips feature Travis Geopfert, University of Arkansas Assistant Coach. In the first clip he teaches jumpers how to run in a circle with proper technique, feeling the bend at the ankle. In the second clip he demonstrates a drill he calls “Circle Pops” designed to teach the athlete to jump while leaning in.

For more information about the DVD that these clips came from click the link Arkansas Track and Field Presents Common Errors and Corrections High Jump

The YouTube videos have sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to YouTube.

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