Project Triple Jump returning to Ft. Lauderdale for Jan. '17 clinic 

(1/12/2017 update; schedule updated)

The NSAF has announced the location of the first clinic of 2017.  It will be the outstanding Carter Park facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., January 12-15.  Project TJ has trained there before, for the 2nd clinic of the 2013-14 campaign.

Hotel and schedule details will be announced soon. We hope you will join us to start the New Year! THIS is the website for the Carter Park facility.

This clinic is open to all interested athletes and coaches, and you can register HERE. All participants must complete and bring a signed copy of THIS WAIVER (pdf download).

Project athletes are training hard this fall following our 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 clinic is tentatively planned later in the winter, as well.
 



ENTRY INFORMATION

The clinics are open to all athletes, coaches and interested parties.  The entry fee for the full weekend is $175 (with a 20% discount to groups of 5 or more). To get the group discount, you must register as a group. To register, go HERE.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

La Quinta Inn
5727 N Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale FL
(954) 491-2500
Room rate: 112.50 (through Jan 1, 2017)
Ask for NSAF Room Block

 

SCHEDULE of EVENTS

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

Clarion Hotel and Suites Meeting Room
1055 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304
(754) 701-1450

6:30pm - 8:30pm: Introductions and Registration
NSAF Project Triple Jump Clinicians


Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Carter Park
1450 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

  8:00am -  9:00 am:  Classroom Session
  9:15am - 11:15pm:  Training Session
11:30am - 12:30pm:  Lunch
12:45pm -  1:45pm:  Classroom Session
  2:00pm -  3:30pm:  Training Session

Clarion Hotel Meeting Room

 4:00pm -  5:00pm: Classroom Session


Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

St. Thomas Aquinas HS
2801 SW 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

  8:00am -  9:00 am:  Classroom Session
  9:15am - 11:15pm:  Training Session
11:30am - 12:30pm:  Lunch
12:45pm -  1:45pm:  Classroom Session
  2:00pm -  3:30pm:  Training Session
  4:00pm -  5:00pm: Classroom Session
 Special Guest Speaker:   US Triple Jump Record Holder Keturah Orji
 2016 Olympic 4th-place finisher and Project TJ grad


Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

  9:00am - 10:30am: Training Session
11:00am - 12:30pm: Classroom Video Analysis
12:45pm                   Closing Statements

 

COACHING STAFF

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).
 

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.
 

Sponsors


 

NOTE TO COLLEGIATE COACHES

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

 

Our Partners