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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 check marks and board
  • Vary the start point so that you miss the "check point" (about six strides out) and have to adjust while maintaining maximum speed

Hop Drills

  • Single leg hop up stairs
  • Single leg hops over cones
  • Continuous single leg hops with a butt kick action
  • Continuous single leg hops with 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 sand pit
  • 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 jump 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

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Associated Books

The following books provide more information related to this topic:

  • How to Teach the Jumps, D. Johnson