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Triple Jump Drills

General Drills

  • Standing hop-step-jumps - develops the appropriate neuromuscular system
  • Use a four-stride approach, easy pace, into hop-step-jump
  • Uphill bounding drills - to develop height achieved in all phases

Approach Drills

  • Rhythm runs - to ensure hitting checkmarks and board
  • Vary the start point so that you miss the "checkpoint" (about six strides out) and have to adjust while maintaining maximum speed

Hop Drills

  • Single leg hop up steps
  • Single leg hops over cones
  • Continuous single leg hops with a butt kick action
  • Continuous single leg hops with the concentration on bringing the knee as high as possible
  • Continuous single leg hops, combining the butt kick with the knee-high action

Step Drills

  • Using only the hop and step, set the take-off point so that the athlete lands in the sandpit
  • Extend the take-off point to force a longer step
  • Set up a grid for a series of standing hop-steps where each succeeding hop-step is a little longer

Jump Drills

  • Stand with both feet together and take one step and jump into the pit
  • Using a six-stride approach, just do the step and jump phases, concentrate on the drive of the jumping foot trying for maximum height during the jump
  • Using a six-stride approach, just do the step and jump phases, concentrate on the arm action

Evaluation Tests

The following evaluation tests can be used to monitor the triple jump athlete's development:

Rules of Competition

The competition rules for this event can be obtained from:

Page Reference

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  • MACKENZIE, B. (2007) Triple Jump Drills [WWW] Available from: [Accessed

Related Pages

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Associated Books

The following books provide more information related to this topic:

  • How to Teach the Jumps, D. Johnson