Program Review: Planning Training for the Jumping Events with Boo Schexnayder

Posted by Latif Thomas

As you (hopefully) know, acclaimed jumps coach Boo Schexnayder has just released his newest coaching education Master Class, ‘Planning Training for the Jumping Events‘.

For the serious jumps coach, in my opinion, it’s a ‘no brainer’. And, as orders have come in, I’m not surprised to see the same names I always see when a new program comes out.

But, if you’re still kicking the tires, I thought you’d appreciate a third-party review of the program.

This is from Harvard University sprints/jumps  coach Kebba Tolbert. Kebba is one of the most intelligent human beings I know and certainly not the type of guy prone to over exaggeration.

(He’ll also be one of the instructors at the 2012 Complete Track & Field Summer Clinic.)

Take a look at his review of Boo’s program and then go check out the Master Class:


CompleteTrainingVideosJUMPING_3D1-267x300“I recently sat down to watch a great release from Boo Schexnayder — Planning Training for the Jumping Events. This is an online educational program where Boo thoroughly examines and explains the ingredients necessary for good jump training programs. The program is made up of 8 modules, a frequently asked question, and bonus materials. In these modules he patiently lays out the all of important elements that go into designing a good speed-power training program.

He begins with the training inventory, and goes through the warm-up. In this process he explains how various types of warm-up routines can achieve a myriad of goals. He talks about and shows what goes into appropriate warm up routines for general vs. speed-power days/neural days. He gives excellent guidelines for how to decide to break up your seasonal plan into general prep, specific prep, and competitive training phases. There are guidelines are tailored for diverse populations such as short junior high seasons, athletes coming from different sports, indoor and outdoor seasons, and those who have the benefit of a long preseason (e.g., NCAA Div I coaches).

Other modules include Run Training Components/Assembling the Run Training Program; Weight Training/Assembling Weight Training; Multijump and Multithrow Training/Assembling Multijump & Multithrow Training; General Training/Assembling General Training; Peaking and Premeet Training Design and Sample Training Cycles.In these sections Boo thoroughly goes through the philosophy for each of the sections and the shows the various components. In the “assembling” part he tells you how to put the pieces together and how to progress them in both a micro and macro sense.

If you are a beginning coach understanding (and implementing) the concepts set forth here will save you years of hitting your head against the wall. It will provide you with the tools you need to help your athletes in any of the speed-power events.

If you are an experienced coach this program provides many nuances of how to make important tweaks and will give you deep insight into how a an excellent teacher and accomplished coach thinks. It gives you not only the what, but more importantly the why. As someone who has seen Boo present and speak dozens of times over the last 15 years and who has adhered to the philosophy presented in this program, I can attest to its benefits.

In all, this program is a peek behind the veil of a master coach and teacher. At only $100 through Friday evening (after that it goes up to $147) it’s a steal and an investment that will pay dividends for years to come. You can get it here Boo – Masterclass.”


Remember – since it’s an online program you can start watching the videos in less than 5 minutes.

To your success,

Latif Thomas

Twitter: @latif_thomas

Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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