Strength and proper technique will help to maximize a jumpers potential. In the clip below learn a high jump fundamental drill that will help jumpers to feel what it is like to get their center of mass over their foot.
The drill will help to develop this critical component of proper high jumping technique.
It is imperative that jumpers get their center of mass in line with their take off foot in order to produce the maximum amount of power
The drill is presented by Mike Pullins, University of Southern California Assistant Track & Field Coach, and is taken from a DVD that details how to teach each phase of the high jump. You will also find drills to help prepare for and event and training exercises designed to improve the athleticism of your jumpers.
For more information about the DVD that this drill came from click the link Becoming a Champion High Jumper – Beyond the Basics
The YouTube video has sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site. (Some schools block access to YouTube)