Biomechanics of the High Jump. Presented by: Ryan Q. Mahoney Head Track & Field Coach Lincoln Southwest High School Lincoln, Nebraska. So why do we care about biomechanics?.
Presented by: Ryan Q. Mahoney
Head Track & Field Coach
Lincoln Southwest High School
Check mark #2
Steve Patrick, Track & Field Coach, SUNY Cobleskill
*At this point don’t worry about knee drive or rotation. Athletes will do this automatically. Just make sure they are facing perpendicular to wear the bar would be when they land.
*Coaches need to tell the athlete that the upper body is used to catapult the body into the air, not into the pit. Make sure they are landing on target not drifting.
*Work on a progressively faster rhythm. This should help take care of a big last step.
*Watch for cutting the curve, take off foot placement, and lunging into the pit.
*Athletes will want to dive into pit.
*Have athletes focus eyes on top of far standard.
*Don’t let the jumper get away from the target landing area.
*Continue to remove cushions.
*move the athlete back as they are able to maintain rhythm.