Prerequisite Skill Set for Successful High Jumping

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Cliff Rovelto
86 minutes
Prerequisite Skill Set for Successful High Jumping presents a comprehensive overview of several of the key factors involved in improving the performance level of high jumpers. The DVD defines what success is for high jumpers and points out that there are no shortcuts to success when it comes to high jumping. Furthermore, the DVD reviews the fact that even talented high jumpers may not jump high consistently or when it matters most if sound biomotor development and technical skill progressions are not adequately addressed. The primary focus of the DVD is on the approach and takeoff mechanisms, as well as the prerequisite skill sets necessary for each. The DVD also emphasizes the need for coaches to devote substantial time and attention to the basics of high jumping.

Among the topics covered:
  • Personal concern/frustration
  • There are no shortcuts
  • Approach
  • Building an effective approach
  • Take-off mechanism
  • Penultimate step
  • Take-off step
  • Creating an effective take-off
  • My foundational beliefs