Purpose

Increases power and perfects form on the second jump.

Setup

  • You need a 24 inch box sturdy enough for a person to jump off of, and a pole vault apparatus with a ball suspended from the middle.

How it Works

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  1. From the box, the jumper takes off on one foot, with the other foot slightly behind them, and the arms behind the back, ready to spring forward on the next jump.
  2. Once the first jump is landed, the arms swing forward, the free leg swings forward and the body reaches upward toward the ball that is suspended from the pole vault bar.

Coaching Tips

  • Once the jumper easily reaches the ball, the rope can be shortened.