Return visit to IMG Academy up next for Project Triple Jump 

(9/8/16 update)

Project Triple Jump is in full, fall training mode for the 2016-17 season, with the next clinic being a return trip to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida -- coming up Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9, 2016.

This clinic is open to all interested athletes and coaches, and you can register HERE. The cost is $295. All participants must complete and bring a signed copy of THIS WAIVER (pdf download).  Also, for those non-boarders who wish to eat on campus, the prices for meals “a la carte” are $11 for breakfast, $15 for lunch, and $19 for dinner.

We made our first trip to IMG last October and had a fantastic clinic, including great sessions with 2004 Olympic long jump Gold Medalist (and 4-time World Champ) Dwight Phillips and British Olympian Joice Maduaka -- in addition to the usual outstanding mentoring from Project Head Coach Peter Pratt and Project Coordinator Macka Jones. You can read about that clinic HERE.

The Project is fresh off its annual clinic in Nassau, Bahamas, which took place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-4, which bridged the end of its 5th year (2015-16) and the beginning of the 6th. A mid-winter clinic is planned, as well.

Alumni Alert: Keturah Orji 4th in Rio!

U. of Georgia soph Keturah Orji (Project Class of '14) barely qualified for the final in her first Olympic triple jump, getting one fair jump in the trials – a 46-2.25 for 12th.  But once in the finals, she unleashed the beast, hop-skip-and-jumping a jaw-dropping 48-3.25 on her first attempt, holding down 2nd after one round.  Orji couldn’t improve on that mark, but did add three more jumps at 47-2 or better and finished in 4th place – just an inch away from a bronze medal.  It was the highest finish ever by an American in the TJ, beating Sheila Hudson’s 10th from 1996, and matched her 4th at the World Indoor champs this past March (see below for more "alumni" notes).

Coaching Staff
Bahamian Tradition of Triple Jump Excellence

More information on the Triple Jump Tradition of the Bahamas can be found HERE.

2015-16 in Review

Project Triple Jumpers enjoyed another great campaign during the 2015-16 season. In the fall, we trained for the first time at IMG Academy, where the many highlights included learning from and working with Olympic LJ gold medalist Dwight Phillips. In January, we returned to the outstanding facility at Desert Vista, AZ, for some mild weather winter training. With the annual Bahamas clinic being a little later this year, it will serve as a bridge of sorts between seasons.

Here is a list of some of the top achievements for our jumpers this past season:


ALUMNI SUCCESS

OUR GOALS

The ongoing goal of this project is to identify emerging elite youth and junior triple jump talent and provide them with the best technical and training methods available, and to maximize their development to international level jumpers in order represent the United States in Olympic/World Championship events.

State-of-the-art coaching and training instruction is available to any coaches and athletes who attend the camps, in addition to the selected and sponsored throwers in this program. In a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S., Project Triple Jump brings the top U.S. and Bahamanian triple jump coaches together to provide a level of understanding and education about triple jump technique and training never before available in the U.S.

The clinic is open to any interested coaches and athletes for observation and interaction with our coaching staff. Coaches and athletes are encouraged to film, ask questions and generally be involved so they can gain maximum benefit from the Project.
 

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NOTE TO COLLEGIATE COACHES

We welcome all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA College coaches to attend our clinics.

 

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