Eleven Year Old Triple Jumper Improves 4 Feet With Online Coach Keinan Briggs

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February 11, 2016 I received an email from Dave Neheli explaining how he found my YouTube channel and loved the information I share. Dave spoke of his son, then 10 years old wanting to learn how to triple jump but he had no clue on how to instruct the event. Dave said his son Jordan jumped 7.70 meters just missing the bronze medal by only 4cm on his first ever competition. Dave asked me to watch one of Jordan’s videos, so I did. I gave him a few pointers and suggested which videos of mine to really study and watch.

Two weeks later I received another email, “He jumped 8.09m which was good enough to earn him the bronze medal.  More importantly, he smashed his previous best of 7.70m that he achieved a mere 2 weeks prior.”

BOOM! Do I drop the mic now?  No.

We exchanged a few more emails then at the three month mark, another email, “Yesterday Jordan set a new PB of 8.63m (28.3 feet). So in 5 months and 5 triple jump competitions, he’s gone from 7.70m to 8.63m.”

Now do I drop the mic? Nope!

Soon after Dave sent me a heart filled testimonial:

Six months ago I decided to teach my eleven year old son the Triple Jump.  Having been self-taught in my high-school days, I was really only able to give him the basic fundamentals of the event.  Turning to the internet for more detailed training tips, I was lucky enough to come across the YouTube Channel for Keinan Briggs.  Using Keinan’s weekly training videos, I was able to work with my son and implement many new techniques which were both easy to follow & easy to teach.  We started to see a marked improvement immediately.  After only five months and five track meets, my son’s personal best has improved by 97cm (3 feet), with each result being better than the last.  I have also been in contact with Keinan via email, where I have kept him up to date on my son’s progress and he has been kind enough to reply back with words of encouragement and other suggestions on how to keep improving.

In the beginning I was simply looking for a few quick training tips but as it turned out, my contact with Keinan has not only made my son a better athlete but it has also made me a better teacher.  Never turn down sound advice and continue to seek knowledge from those who have it.  My son certainly wouldn’t be the athlete he is today without the help of Keinan and all of his training advice.  For that, we both thank you Keinan!

Dave N.

Canada

Now it’s time to drop the mic right? Nah!

Today Dave emailed me a picture of the most excited child in the world stating, “1st indoor meet of the season, Jordan jumped 9.04 meters, smashing his previous personal best of 8.63.”

This kid is only 11 years old! I am very proud of these two. I do what I do to create stories like this, amazing. In 10 months Jordan went from 7.70 (25’3”) to 9.04 (29’7)….

Mic DROP!

February 11, 2016 I received an email from Dave Neheli explaining how he found my YouTube channel and loved the information I share. Dave spoke of his son, then 10 years old wanting to learn how to triple jump but he had no clue on how to instruct the event. Dave said his son Jordan jumped 7.70 meters just missing the bronze medal by only 4cm on his first ever competition. Dave asked me to watch one of Jordan’s videos, so I did. I gave him a few pointers and suggested which videos of mine to really study and watch.

 

Two weeks later I received another email, “He jumped 8.09m which was good enough to earn him the bronze medal.  More importantly, he smashed his previous best of 7.70m that he achieved a mere 2 weeks prior.”

 

BOOM! Do I drop the mic now?  No.

 

We exchanged a few more emails then at the three month mark, another email, “Yesterday Jordan set a new PB of 8.63m (28.3 feet). So in 5 months and 5 triple jump competitions, he’s gone from 7.70m to 8.63m.”

 

Now do I drop the mic? Nope!

 

Soon after Dave sent me a heart filled testimonial:

 

Six months ago I decided to teach my eleven year old son the Triple Jump.  Having been self-taught in my high-school days, I was really only able to give him the basic fundamentals of the event.  Turning to the internet for more detailed training tips, I was lucky enough to come across the YouTube Channel for Keinan Briggs.  Using Keinan’s weekly training videos, I was able to work with my son and implement many new techniques which were both easy to follow & easy to teach.  We started to see a marked improvement immediately.  After only five months and five track meets, my son’s personal best has improved by 97cm (3 feet), with each result being better than the last.  I have also been in contact with Keinan via email, where I have kept him up to date on my son’s progress and he has been kind enough to reply back with words of encouragement and other suggestions on how to keep improving.

 

In the beginning I was simply looking for a few quick training tips but as it turned out, my contact with Keinan has not only made my son a better athlete but it has also made me a better teacher.  Never turn down sound advice and continue to seek knowledge from those who have it.  My son certainly wouldn’t be the athlete he is today without the help of Keinan and all of his training advice.  For that, we both thank you Keinan!

 

Dave N.

Canada

 

Now it’s time to drop the mic right? Nah!

 

Today Dave emailed me a picture of the most excited child in the world stating, “1st indoor meet of the season, Jordan jumped 9.04 meters, smashing his previous personal best of 8.63.”

 

 

This kid is only 11 years old! I am very proud of these two. I do what I do to create stories like this, amazing. In 10 months Jordan went from 7.70 (25’3”) to 9.04 (29’7)….

 

Mic DROP!

 

 

2017 LEAP Fest – Jumps ONLY Meet Information

LEAP Fest 2017 Meet Information

 

It’s game time! It’s. About. To. Go. Down. OOOOhhhh Who else is excited. I am going to be adding in STUFF over the next several week. Stay tuned by doing two things:

1) Like the LEAP Squad team page (Click Here)

2) Sign up!

If you are not in the area to compete but you wish you were, do me a favor and hit that share button. Why? When this is a huge success I am going to have more of them, maybe one near you?

2017 LEAP Fest – A Jump ONLY Track Meet

Here is a quick teaser for the 1st Annual LEAP Fest which is a Jumps ONLY track meet held January 14th, 2017 at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA.

Finally the Long, Triple, and High Jump take center stage. Athletes of all-ages are welcome to compete. I will post new information asap.
Stay tuned for daily updates by liking our LEAP Squad Fan Page 

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USA Track and Field Closes 8-Year TV deal with NBC

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NBC is “the MAN” for the next 8-Years! NBC will show the federation’s key events on its cable and digital platforms. Sources agree this is a HUGE deal for Olympic sports because it will cut USATF’s costs which has reached nearly $2 million a year. This agreement will give us at least 18 hours of live USATF coverage. Events aired will include National Championships, Prefontaine Classic, and the ’20 and ’24 Olympic games, with hopefully more events specific footage.

Checkout the full story at www.usatf.org

Which Cameras I Used to Capture My Videos

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Over and over again I have been asked what type of camera I use to capture my videos. Before I had a camera which was amazing. The camera was very easy to use and recorded at 1080p. That camera quickly aged and died. RIP!

I kept getting GoPro slammed in my face so I went to check it out. I saw a deal for the base GoPro for a little over $100. When I checked it out it was a drop off from what I already had, so I did my usual research.

Long story short I found GeekPro Action Camera on Amazon.com. I evaluated the camera and it had 1080p/30fps and a back LED display screen which was comparable to the GoPro 3, but the GeekPro was only $60. My mentality was, ‘let’s try this camera out because it’s cheap, if it sucks I’ll look into another type of camera’. I ended up getting the GeekPro Camera, every type of attachment you can think of, and a 64g memory card, after shipping and handling I paid $101! I know right.

The video quality is what you see now. I loved it so much I purchased another which had a remote.

I know most are stuck on “name brands” but I like quality and now I have two cameras to play with for the price of one. The hyper link is for a similar version because they are improving so fast. I hope your experience is as good as mine was.

 

 

The Five Reasons Why You’re Not Fast Enough

The Five Reasons Why You're Not Fast Enough

 

The FIVE Reasons Why You’re Not Fast Enough 

It’s a fact, speed kills. Every sport which has the element of running within it, speed drastically affects the outcome of the game. Why is getting faster so difficult? Many people try to get faster but to no avail. We hire speed coaches and trainers but it’s not enough.  Here are the 5 reasons why you’re not fast enough, yet.

Genetics

Type I and Type II muscle fibers can be measured. You can thank your parents for the lack or abundance of these fibers. Some people are born with more Type I fibers, sorry. The good thing is you can train what you have and get those fibers stronger.

Attire

The more responsive the shoe the faster the athlete. The price of the shoe does not mean you are going to run faster. So no, Jordan Retro 11’s are not going to beat out the Nike Cortez. Having the proper attire will help you increase your speeds.

Physical Strength

Running fast is a math problem, Distance/Time = Speed. The stronger you are the more force you can create, when you apply that force more often, the faster the speed. But, power isn’t the only variable to achieve distance; you also need flexibility. Little flexibility means little range of motion, which in return means little distance. Did I lose you yet? If you are running for 4 seconds or 8 hours your physical body needs to be in shape to handle the intensity and duration of stress. Get in shape!

You’ve Never Learned the Different Types of Running

Soccer players run differently than American football players. In track, sprinting is different than distance running. Knowing the style of run will help you run faster within your sport. Running with a football in your arm will slow you down but it will also keep that ball in your possession. Quick feet are great for a soccer player because he/she will need to change direction soon. If you use sprint mechanics while running a marathon you may DIE! Not really but… really.

You’ve Never Learned How to Run

Really ask yourself, have your gone to a professional/expert in running to learn how to run? Can a person really complain about not being fast if he/she never really learned how to run? If you did then maybe running isn’t your thing? Just kidding. Take the time to learn how to run along with these four other potential causes and see if you gain more speed.

Does this make any sense to you? If yes share it, I’m sure your friends may need to read this.

Jazmin Moss – Mater Dei LEAP Squad Career Highlight Mixtape

Jazmin Moss Mater Dei Career Mixtape


Jazmin Moss – The Most decorated MD LEAP Squad jumper. With a personal best and school record of 38’8.25 Moss electrified the runway with her power and assertive jumping style. Moss won 5 League Championships, broke one meet record, was Monarch of the year 2015, a 3 time MD LEAP Squad Red member,and a CIF State qualifier. From a couch potato to D1 triple jumper at the University of Santa Barbara Jaz is simply a BEAST.