Jumps - Coaching the long jump - Take-off


Wednesday, September 23, 2020


07:30 PM Europe/London

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Darren Ritchie

Darren Ritchie is the Event Group Lead for Jumps & CE at England Athletics. Ritchie is a qualified UKA Level 4 Performance Coach and a UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning coach with an MSc in Performance Coaching from the University of Stirling.
As a former athlete, Ritchie represented Great Britain & NI and Scotland at European and Commonwealth level respectively, where he was three times British Long Jump Champion, and he currently holds the Scottish National Outdoor Record with 8.01m.

Frank Attoh

Frank Attoh, is a qualified UKA Level 3 Performance Coach in Jumps. A former international triple-jumper and former AAA’s champion, his injury-enforced retirement led him into a new career in coaching which since 1982 has seen him gain international recognition as one of the world’s best. Trecia Smith, Ashia Hansen, Mary Berkeley, Connie Henry, Yamile Aldama, Nadia Williams, Larry Achike, Francis Agyepong and Greg Rutherford are among the athletes who have benefited from Attoh’s coaching skills.


During the presentation we will review the key technical moments in the take-off. We will also look at the penultimate stride which sets the athlete up in preparation for take-off. We will consider the physical demands at take-off and examine the training modalities to develop the technical and physical elements of the take-off phase.

This webinar is part 3 of a 4-part series. 


  • 19:30 to 19:35: Welcome and Introduction
  • 19:35 to 20:15: Presentation 
  • 20:15 to 20:30: Q&A