Purpose

Works on combining the first two elements of the triple jump.

Setup

  • You need one cone set up right after the takeoff board and enough room on the approach to have a 5 to 10 stride approach.

How it Works

  1. Starting several strides away, the jumper strides at half speed toward the takeoff board.
  2. The first element of this drill is the initial hop over the cone.
  3. The hop lands on the right foot, one step is taken and then the right leg begins the bound into the waiting sand pit – as if the third step were happening out of the pit (which it does not).

Coaching Tips

  • On the initial hop, the jumper should have a high knee action to get a good lift over the cone while his or her arms are back preparing for the next action.