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  • Writer's pictureRyan Ewing

Day 26 - 2019

Today was a scheduled speed day. I generally do approaches on these days, but kids have been hitting their approaches at practice quite consistently. The only approach issues we have are during competitions - kids need to learn how to mirror the same comfort they experience at practice while at meets.

So, instead of doing approaches we continued to work on our landings. Day 25's session was so transformative in my mind that I wanted to build upon it's successes and continue to teach our athletes how to properly land.

This time, we took the jumpers outside. We put down two chairs on one side of the pit, and left the other side open for short approach jumps with landings. The kids did AMAZINGLY well! Their understanding of proper angles and execution were wonderful!

When you see a kid land awkwardly and instantly see a look of recognition of why they landed that way it's a good day! This happened numerous times throughout our practice!