Project Triple Jump is Bahamas-bound 

(8/20/16 update)

Bridging the end of its 5th year (2015-16) and the beginning of the 6th (2016-17), the NSAF's Project Triple Jump is headed to its annual clinic (Sept. 1-5) in Nassau, Bahamas to train with Head Coach and Bahamian national coach Peter Pratt and Project Coordinator Macka Jones. This is the 5th trip to train in Nassau.  Plans are to then return to IMG Academy to train in early October and a mid-winter clinic is planned as well, possibly returning to Desert Vista, AZ.

Those who wish to join us in Nassau may register HERE.

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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