UPDATED 11/10: The second clinic for the 2014-15 season will be held in Phoenix, AZ January 22-25, 2015 (one week earlier than originally scheduled).REGISTER HERE.
The NSAF's Project Triple Jump is in its fourth year. Our first 2014-15 clinic took place in Houston, TX. Our second is scheduled for Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 22-25, 2015). The Project's elite athletes, having trained in Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Chula Vista, CA and Nassau, Bahamas in 2014, are pushing toward the exciting indoor and outdoor seasons ahead. They will include competition at New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor, as well as clinics again in Chula Vista and Nassau. Our clinics are led by the Coaches Peter Pratt and Macka Jones (see below) and feature exciting and informative guest speakers.
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, and 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: Coach Pratt has been coaching track and field for more than 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 a 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
The second clinic for the 2014-15 season will be held in Phoenix, AZ January 22-25, 2015.
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 get the group discount, you must register as a group. To register for the second 2014-15 clinic (Phoenix, AZ), go HERE.
The meet headquarters hotel is the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Phoenix/Chandler, 15221 South 50th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044. The special rate of $133.00 is good if reservations are made by January 7, 2015. To reserve a room, call the hotel at (480) 785-8500. Be sure to mention "NSAF Triple Jump Clinic" to get the special rate.
Coming SoonNOTE TO COLLEGIATE COACHES
We welcome all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA College coaches to attend our clinics.