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LONG JUMP FLIGHT
Proper patience and timing must be practiced while in flight. Many times, athletes transition to the landing too quickly when in flight and thus cut their jump short of further potential distance. The need for athletes to learn comfort and attain confidence while in the air is extremely important!
Coaching Flight Can Be Difficult...
Generally speaking, I find time during recovery days to work on flight control. I utilize various different drills with varying levels of intensity, but the cueing is gernally always the same - "Freeze in mid air." If athletes understand how to properly "freeze" they will avoid unneeded actions or movements while in flight. This will hopefully lead to be better (controlled) landings.
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