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Long Jump: An Essential Guide for Teaching Kids

3 Posts That Will Help You Teach Young Athletes How to Long Jump

I hope that these three articles, when combined, will provide you with a complete basic guide for teaching long jump to young athletes.

Learn how to introduce the event, teach the run-up, and recognize and solve common mistakes young athletes make.

How to Teach Young Athletes to Long Jump

Discover a sequence of activities that can be used to introduce the long jump to beginners.

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How to Teach a Long Jump Run-Up in 7 Easy Steps

How should a young athlete measure out their long jump run-up? Where should they start on the runway? How long should their run-up be?

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10 of the Biggest Mistakes Young Athletes Make in the Long Jump

Ten of the most common errors young athletes make in the long jump, along with some possible coaching solutions.

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Use some of the above tips next time you have to teach long jump

If you use any of the tips outlined in the above articles I would love to hear how it goes. Let me know by leaving a reply/comment or by using the below contact details.

Further reading:

Books from Amazon US Store:

Winning Jumps and Pole Vault

Fundamentals of Track and Field

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20150614_154020-1Darren Wensor is a sports development professional, coach educator, specialist coach of young athletes and founder of the blog coachingyoungathletes.com. Learn more about him here and connect with him on TwitterFacebookLinkedin, Anchor or via email.

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