Jumps - Coaching the triple jump - Step landing into jump take-off


Wednesday, December 2, 2020


07:30 PM Europe/London

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Aston Moore

Aston Moore is the British Athletics Senior National Performance Institute Coach – Horizontal Jumps. Aston was a successful triple jumper, an event where he was a former British record holder, winning bronze medals in the 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games and the 1981 European Indoor Championships. After his retirement from competitive athletics Aston focused on coaching the triple jump and coached Ashia Hansen to a UK and World record as well as Phillips Idowu to an Olympic silver medal and World title. He has also coached Kelly Sotherton and Louise Hazel to Commonwealth titles. Aston currently coaches Ashley Bryant and Paralympic and world medallists Stef Reid and Olivia Breen.

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.


During the presentation we will review the key technical moments in the Step landing into the Jump take-off. We will consider the physical demands of the Step landing and the Jump take-off and examine the training modalities to develop the technical and physical elements of the phase.

This webinar is part 5 of a 6-part series. 


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