Purpose

Jumpers practice their penultimate step.

Setup

  • Use the area in front of the high jump apparatus.

How it Works

  1. Jumper lines up away from the high jump bar.
  2. Jump takes three steps – run, run, jump – over and over until reaching the high jump bar.
  3. At the high jump bar the jumper takes one last set of three steps and jumps onto the high jump mat.

Coaching Tips

  • On the penultimate step, the jumper should land with knee over ankle with their ankle braced for landing.