Should athletes focus on pulling or pushing while they are bounding?

In the second video of this mini-series, Coach Schexnayder answers this question, as he begins to challenge the coordinative skills of the athletes, while he continues to teach the observing coaches about the most-appropriate way to manage jumping progressions.  Included in this video, Coach Schexnayder talks about

  • Pushing down or pulling up
  • Where athletes should ‘catch’ the ground
  • Why high knees is not good for bounding
  • Volume of bounding
  • The importance of flat foot landings

Coach Irving ‘Boo’ Schexnayder is regarded internationally as one of the leading authorities in training design and coaching the jumping events. 

He owns the prestigious ‘Master Coach’ Designation from USA Track and Field, and is the founder of the Track and Field Academy – the educational branch of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association.

He is also a good friend of ALTIS, and is the lead author of the ALTIS Coaching the Horizontal Jumps Course, a digital platform that delivers 12 modules of engaging discussions, graphics, videos, and learning checkpoints that support your learning experience and encourage critical thinking.

If you are a jumps coach, this Course is a must-have: it will take you through the biomechanics, the programming, the coaching process, and the most-important drills so you can get the most out of your jumpers.