The Practice Inventory
The practice inventory is my coaching identity. Over the years I have spent countless hours researching best practices for coaching the jumps and this is the culminating result. I update this regularly so please check back each season to see what I've added.
Please Read Before You Continue
Before I simply hand over the most important coaching document I've ever created there are a few things I'd like to go over. First, this document belongs to me. Please avoid taking credit for the time and dedication that went into making this document as I've spent a great deal of my personal time developing and implementing what you'll find within the inventory. Second, for the sake of all athletes you coach please don't simply take what I've attached below and believe it will make your jumpers perform at a "new level". These drills were picked out by me because they work for me and my athletes. What works for us though may not necessarily work for you. You still need to put in the time and effort to give your athletes what they deserve. This is my own personal "holy grail" but it may not be for you or your athletes! Third, if you do use the ideas/progressions/drills that I mention give credit where credit is due. I ask that you direct as many coaches as possible to this site because it is my life's goal to help as many coaches and athletes as possible.
Let's Get To It!
This practice inventory idea was first introduced to me by another colleague that coaches pole vault. He showed me his vault inventory and I immediately began to think of how I could use a resource like that to better organize/coach my athletes. The practice inventory is nothing new and is used by many coaches worldwide; but I truly feel as though I've come up with something special here. Each section of the inventory is done in progression format and must be followed step-by-step to make sure athletes build experience/strength/techniques properly.
As mentioned above though, this inventory is what works for me and may not necessarily work for you! use this inventory as a starting point and build a progression that speaks to you and your athletes!
2018 Practice inventory
I have updated this document numerous times since this 2018 version. Use this specific practice inventory as a "starting point" only. If you are looking for the most up-to-date inventory you can either contact me or simply wait until my book is published in 2020.