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Complete Book of Jumps


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Part I: Common Features of the Jumping EventsChapter 1. Mechanical FactorsChapter 2. Approach RunChapter 3. Strength and Power DevelopmentPart II: Event-Specific Technique and TrainingChapter 4. Long JumpChapter 5. Triple JumpChapter 6. High JumpChapter 7. Pole Vault

About the Author

Ed Jacoby has been coaching track and field since 1961. During that time, he has worked with athletes at virtually every level, including high school, junior college, and NCAA Divisions I and II. He served as assistant coach at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and as head coach for the 1993 World Championship team. Over the years, he has coached 4 national champions, 26 All-Americans, and 4 Olympians. Jacoby has held various positions within USA Track & Field, including men's development chair, men's high jump coordinator, and Level I and II instructor. He has been head track and field coach at Boise State University since 1973.Bob Fraley and his son, Doug, collaborated on the pole vault chapter of this book. Bob has been coaching pole vaulters since 1959. He is the chairman of USA Track & Field Pole Vault Development and the sprints and jump coach at Fresno State University. Doug is a 3-time NCAA-champion pole vaulter who has competed in the European Grand Prix Circuit since 1986.


"""Great book. A very sound coaching aid that has the very same principles that Coach Jacoby and Coach Fraley have taught to me. If I were to start over, as athlete or coach, I would use this book as a reference for everything from workouts to technical work."""
Tim Bright
Olympian, Decathlon/Pole Vault
"""I love this 'cookbook' approach. If something isn't working right, simply find the pages in the book to help correct the problem. On the other hand, if things are going well, Complete Book of Jumps is the place to go to locate the next logical step in the learning curve."""
Dixon Farmer
Chairman, USA Track & Field Men's Development, Head Track/Field Coach, Gustavus Adolphus College

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