Purpose

Builds rhythm for the steps of the triple jump.

Setup

  • You need an open area for the runner to work on continuous triple jumps.

How it Works

  1. Starting with 2 to 4 strides, the jumper executes a series of repeat triple jumps.
  2. They work on the pattern: L-L-R-L-L-R-L-L (left and right), but instead of landing on two feet for the final jump, the jumper will land on the hop leg and begin again.

Coaching Tips

  • The jumper does not need to be jumping full out during this drill. This drill is more about the pattern, which needs to become ingrained in the jumper’s mind.
  • Inexperienced jumpers can have some trouble remembering the triple jump step pattern – stress patience and use multiple repetitions of this drill to make sure they learn it.