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Knowledge Base Home >> Youth Track and Field Drills >> Hang Method for Long Jumping

Youth Track and Field Drills - Hang Method for Long Jumping

Purpose: Great drill for teaching the hang method for long jumping.

Have the athlete run up to the long jump pit as fast as they can and take off with a driving forward motion. The lead leg initially flexed and driven upward, but then extended and brought backward to join the take-off leg. Both legs are thrust in their extended positions to the rear of the body. Arms circle downward, backward and then upward and forward. When the arms are up above the head, it appears as if you are hanging in the air. Then the legs are thrust forward as the athlete prepares to land. Knees are flexed for landing and upper body moves forward when the feet hit the ground.

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