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Coaching the High Jump is a digital education program built to drive home success for High Jump coaches of all levels. With over 24 hours of guided educational content, Coaching the High Jump is a premium digital education course for coaches.

Explore the factors that influence success in the High Jump, while also learning about injury prevention, and how to enhance athlete movement efficiency.

Learn time-tested teaching progressions and coaching strategies to safely and successfully develop novice athletes into competent and confident High Jumpers.

Gather insights from world-class coaches on factors influencing competitive performance in the High Jump, including competition tactics and strategies, and the role of the coach in competition.

Course Overview

Packed with coaching insights, tips, tools, and progressions, this course will strive to provide a balanced, experience-based and evidence-supported overview of the High Jump. This view will be founded on biomechanical truths, as well as lessons learned from over 40 years combined coaching of a number of world-class High Jumpers, interaction with coaches from around the globe, and observation of trends - both past and present.

Target Audience

This course has been written for Coaches working with High Jumpers. This includes Vertical Jumps Coaches, Multi-Event Coaches, and specialist High Jump Coaches. The content level is appropriate for:

  • Beginner Coaches seeking to gain an understanding of the event from one of the world’s best coaches.
  • Developing Coaches looking to expand their knowledge base and challenge their understanding.
  • Emerging-elite Coaches seeking to grow their perspectives, continue their development, and challenge their philosophies.

Course Introduction

Co-author, Coach Dan Pfaff explains what you can expect from Coaching the High Jump.

Course Format

Designed by experts in education and digital technologies, the Coaching the High Jump Course enables coaches to access premium coaching education curriculum on any digital device, anywhere, anytime. With the ability to start where you last left off, you receive a guided education on your own terms. Our digital education platform delivers 10 modules of engaging discussions with 24 hours of content, graphics, and videos that support your learning experience and encourage critical thinking.

This format allows you to:

  • Study online at your own pace
  • Take the online learning checks when you are ready
  • Refer back to content at leisure with lifelong access to the course

Course Outcomes

On completion of this course coaches will:

  • Be able to apply the biomechanics of the High Jump to their coaching practice
  • Understand the technical model for the High Jump, and associated Key Performance Indicators
  • Safely and effectively use teaching progressions to coach beginners to progress to development level
  • Understand causes of injuries, and strategies for the promotion of athlete health and welfare
  • Understand how to effectively program for the High Jump
  • Understand how to best prepare an athlete for competition, and effectively coach in a competition scenario
  • Be competent in error detection and correction
  • Build athlete competency using appropriate cues and teaching activities

ALTIS Certification

In recognition of your achievement upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded with the ALTIS Coaching The High Jump Certificate of Completion. 

Course Modules

1 The High Jump: An Introduction

2    Dynamics & Mechanics of the High Jump

3 Technical Exploration: The Approach Run

4 Technical Exploration: The Take Off

5 Technical Exploration: The Bar Clearance & Landing

  Teaching Progressions & Exercises

7  Planning & Programming for the High Jump

8  Maximizing Athlete Learning & Skill Development

9  Competition Performance in the High Jump

10  Athlete Health & Injury Prevention


Only $149

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Course Creators

This course is co-authored by world-renowned coaches - Jeff Huntoon and Dan Pfaff, with additional contributions from Coach Dave Kerin.

Jeff Huntoon, Author

Coach Huntoon has developed athletes to Gold Medal performance at Collegiate, World and Olympic levels. He holds both Bachelor (University of Northern Colorado ) and Postgraduate (West Virginia University) degrees in Physical Education, and has used this pedagogy to drive his daily coaching for over 30 years. A decorated University and Federation coach, Jeff has traveled the world to discuss his programming and coaching techniques.

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Dan Pfaff, Author

Coach Pfaff is a globally recognized expert in the field of coaching & coach education. With over 40 years coaching across multiple T&F disciplines, Dan has led 49 Olympians to 9 medals and has lectured in 27 countries across multiple sports. Coach Pfaff has consulted with multiple world class high jumpers, and has coached US high jumper Amy Acuff, Canadian Mark Boswell and UK High Jumper Martin Bernard.

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Dave Kerin, Contributor

Dave Kerin is the USATF chair of men’s development, and also chair for men’s and women’s High Jump. His time has coincided with a resurgence in the event. Dave’s coaching career began with 14 years at the HS level followed by 14 years of collegiate coaching where an athlete set a still-standing NCAA DIII championship record in women’s High Jump. A requested speaker and published author, he is perhaps best known for his work: “What is the most direct means to achieve strength gains specific to the demands of jumping events”.


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No, you can choose to enroll at any time you like, and complete the course according to whatever timeline suits you. There is no time limit for completion, and you can study at your own pace.


"I've waited a long time for an ALTIS HJ course and purchased it as soon as I picked up the email. I've gone through the modules over the weekend and the content has confirmed much of my existing coaching philosophy and methodology. The bonus is the additional content and links that is accessible. I will be going over this again and again!!"

John Bancroft
UKA Level 3 High Jump Coach

"I just wanted to say I’m blown away by the course (and I’ve done every qualification in the UK!) ... It’s designed and presented in such a logical way, with written and visual reinforcements that I found retention of the information so easy."

Julie Alexander

University of Bath CE Coach

Sebastian Kneifel

"I would consider myself an experienced coach with a clear view on how I want to develop the senior athletes as well as preparing my juniors for the journey ahead. This online course gave me confidence in my work because of the common themes, but it also provided some new theoretical aspects when it comes to communicating with my athletes and also gave me new ideas on technical details where I felt I got a bit stuck."

Sebastian Kneifel

German Federation High Jump Coach & Former High Jumper (PB 2.21m)



Only $149


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