Valerie and Connor Peters, 6 year old twins have been with the team for about 4 months now and have survived among the giants of the high school and even middle school kids. They have held their own and competed in their first ever track meet. They did an amazing job. Did you peep the Hitch Kick in the making? Eh?
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!
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)….
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?
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.
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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
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.