Jumping Smarter, Jumping Farther
Learn Elite Long Jump Technique
A proven step-by-step approach to learning long jump technique and maximizing distance – so you can absorb and master each aspect at your own pace.
Everything you need to start jumping farther. From essential technique and innovative drills, to the training and competition tactics that have won Olympic medals and National Championships.
jumping smarter, jumping farther
A revolutionary approach to learning elite long jump technique
“Jumping Smarter, Jumping Farther” is a modern approach to learning and coaching elite Long Jump technique. The system and methodologies shared propelled Janay DeLoach Soukup to a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic games and 4 USA National Championships.
Gain unprecedented access to Janay’s proven methodology for success through 29 comprehensive videos. Experience world class demonstrations with in-depth technical analysis from Janay and the CSU jumps coach Ryan Bailey. Learn the drills and techniques to avoid the biggest distance killers and rapidly improve your long jump distance. Hear the stories behind athletes struggles and triumphs on their journey to becoming champions.
From beginning track and field coaches to elite jumpers, this training series will redefine your understanding of the long jump and provide practical tips and drills that have been battle-tested and proven to produce incredible results.
Genres: Track and Field, Long Jump
Duration: 1 hour 54 minutes
Janay DeLoach Soukup
Attitude is everything. For Janay DeLoach Soukup, nothing could be more true. On the track, few have ever been better than Janay. She won a silver medal in the long jump at an indoor world championship and a bronze in the 2012 London Olympics. Only six American women have ever jumped farther than her lifetime best of 23 feet and ¾ of an inch.
But this did not come easy. Hard work and overcoming injury is something Janay knows very well. After a compression fracture on her left ankle forced her to switch her takeoff leg to the right, she qualified for a second Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, a feat she now says was her greatest athletic achievement. While learning to do everything with the opposite foot was not easy, her determination and foundation of knowledge took her the distance.
The Long Jump is all about speed maintenance.
Without speed, your jump will land short. Every truly long jump begins with a fast, effective approach towards the board. But you know it’s not that easy. While there is no substitute for speed, uncontrolled speed is not enough. Going the distance is about getting the technique right and transferring speed into horizontal and vertical velocity.
That’s why we start from the beginning and cover every key element of the jump – from setting-up your approach to landing. Whether you’re new to long jump or you’ve had years of experience coaching or competing in the event – you’ll feel absolutely confident with your foundation.
Convert information into execution with cutting edge drills.
The long jump requires speed, strength and explosiveness. Combine these talents with grace and agility and you’ll be getting every inch from your jump. The point is to apply force at the right time with the right technique.
Every drill included is designed to get you there. You’ll learn foundational drills to train and reinforce technique as well as drills to produce power and speed. You’ll also gain an understanding of when and why to use them.
Learn the lessons of a lifetime from an Olympian long jumper who has been where you are.
Go deeper into the technique and develop a true understanding of how it all fits together. These lessons provide additional insight on long jump technique and the methodology taught throughout the course.
Athlete Insight: Get the perspective of a two-time Olympian Janay DeLoach Soukup through her training journey, as she was forced to switch her takeoff leg due to injury and the lessons she learned throughout competing at the highest level of the event.
Coaching Insight: Hear the approach and tactics of Coach Ryan Baily, Head Assistant Track and Field coach for CSU and former head coach at Chadron State. Baily has guided athletes to 50 school records, 25 All American honors, 14 Mountain West individual titles and a Division II national championship. He also coached Janay through her takeoff leg switch. Along with being a former RMAC decathlon champion himself, Baily’s depth of experience has brought him a unique perspective on coaching the long jump.