The first clinic for the 2014-15 season will be held in Houston, TX October 16-19, 2014. It will be held at St. John's School, 2401 Claremont Ln, Houston, TX 77019 REGISTER HERE.
The NSAF's Project Triple Jump is at the start of its fourth year, with the 2014-5 clincis scheduled for Houston, TX (October) and Phoenix,AZ (Jan-Feb, 2015).Performance Triple Jump ClinicThe Project's elite athletes, having trained in Chula Vista, CA and Nassau, Bahamas in 2014, are looking forward to exciting indoor and outdoor seasons. They will include competition at New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor, as well as clinics again in Chula Vista and Nassau.
Two of the athletes from the program, Keturah Orji and Chinne Okoronkwo, represented the Project particularly strongly last summer, making U.S. International teams. Keturah (now at the U. of Georgia) was on the U.S. team competing at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, OR, an Chinne represented the U.S. in August at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
The clinics are open to all interested coaches and athletes who register. State-of-the-art coaching and training will be available as well as opportunities for observation and interaction with the coaching staff. Coaches and athletes are encouraged to film, ask questions and generally be involved so they can gain maximum benefit from this event.
Peter Pratt: been coaching track and field for at least 30 years. He is a former Bahamian triple jumper, winner of the inaugural CARIFTA Games, NCAA Champion and current Bahamian National team coach. Pratt is an IAAF Level V Diploma Elite Coach for Horizontal Jumps and currently coaches Jumper's INC. He has developed countless triple jumpers over the past two decades, including the Mimms twins currently bursting onto the international junior scene and gold and bronze medalists at the recent World Youth Championships. In 2001 he began a 3-year stint as National Jumps Coach for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has coached athletes that eventually went on to be medalist at every level of the sport. He normally represents the Bahamas on occasions at various international events.
Coach Macka L. Jones is the NSAF’s Project Triple Jump Coordinator. He has been coaching track and field for over 14 years and is IAAF Level V Certified in the Jumps and USATF Level II certified in the sprints, hurdles, jumps, and endurance events. He also holds a technical coaching certification from the USTFCCCA. A former All Conference Triple Jumper at the University of Texas at El Paso, Jones has dedicated himself to the study and discipline of the jumping events. Prior to working with NSAF he was the head coach of a championship track and field and cross country team at El Dorado High School in El Paso, TX and co-founder of the Texas Heat Track Club, a team that has produced several national champions in the long and triple jump such as Felix Obi (now at Baylor University), Felicienne Axel, and most recently Keandre Bates who represented the US at the 2013 World Youth Championships. Currently, Jones is the Head Boys Track & Field Coach at Mansfield Timberview in Texas.
More information on the Triple Jump Tradition of the Bahamas can be found here here
The first clinic for the 2014-15 season will be held in Houston, TX October 16-19, 2014. It will be held at St. John's School, 2401 Claremont Ln, Houston, TX 77019
The clinics are open to all athletes, coaches and interested parties. The fee is $100 (with a 20% discount to groups of 5 or more) To register for the first 2014-15 clinic (Houston, TX), go HERE.
(Oct. 16-19 clinic at St. John's School, Houston, TX) The Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown, 2475 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77009 is the headquarters hotel. The event rate is $110.00 per night and can be reserved via 713-862 6300. Please refer to "NSAF Triple Jump Clinic" when making reservations.
There are two airports in Houston- George Bush International Airport and Houston Hobby Airport.
Will be announced shortly.
NOTE TO COLLEGIATE COACHES
We welcome all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA College coaches to attend our clinics.