Purpose

Emphasizes the lunge position that is necessary after takeoff.

Setup

  • Use the regular long jump pit and approach.

How it Works

  1. Jumper takes their normal approach and drives off the board.
  2. He or she immediately goes into a lunge position driving lead knee forward and bringing it parallel to the ground.
  3. Jumper lands in that same lunge position with takeoff knee in the sand and lead knee above it.

Coaching Tips

  • Make sure jumper is getting full extension off the board and is then maintaining the lunge position into the sand.
  • Jumper’s upper body should be vertical at takeoff.