Awareness of Body:
Reconnecting with our body is essential in understanding how it moves. Listening to the information it is communicating to us is essential to staying healthy. A basic understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy is helpful to any aspiring athlete. It’s critical to know how our body works and moves as a whole and understanding the power of countermovement when executing a technical aspect. To reach a high level of athleticism, it is important to study the biomechanics of what an athlete is hoping to accomplish. Precision of movement takes time, understanding, and body awareness.
Power of Mind:
When we quiet our mind, we find clarity, in the moment, and in the task at hand. We begin to understand what our goals are and what is needed to achieve those goals. Once things are broken down and simplified, anything can feel attainable. Mindfulness, visualization, and meditation help our precision of focus. With so many demands on the physical body, mental training and preparation can take a backseat. However, this is the element that is integral in making an athlete respond with precise skill and focus to any high-pressure competitive environment.
Strength of Spirit:
We each have a fire inside of us that burns strong. What happens to us when things go wrong may be different for all of us, but at the core it is our spirit that keeps us fighting to come back from any setback. Finding the right balance in our lives helps lay the foundation for success in achieving our goals. Surrounding ourselves with people that support our journey is just as important as providing support to those people that are important to us. Set yourself up for success by learning from any failures or setbacks. Balance can be gained from setbacks, injuries and losses, as long as we pay attention.
Working with an athlete one on one is the best way to understand an athlete’s needs and to design the most specific program for those needs. This can include help with goal setting and time management. This is a great program for an athlete that has a goal of earning an athletic scholarship to college. Instant video analysis is readily available with private coaching.
I like to bring together athletes of similar talent and levels to help push each other in training and learn from each other’s different levels of technique. I like to keep these groups to a maximum of four for quality attention and the benefit of a training group. Instant video analysis is available yet not as much time will be dedicated to this due to the number of athletes in the group.
Five or more. This is the best option for beginner jumpers or youth jumpers in order to get an introduction to the event with a higher level of interest.
To provide a high school coach with vital core knowledge for horizontal jumps and a conditioning program to set his or her jumpers and sprinters up for success.