We are very pleased that we will again have the opportunity to travel to and train in Havana, Cuba for the 3rd clinic of the 2019-20 season! The Cuban triple jumpers and coaches are arguably the best in the world and our first clinic experience there this past January was unforgettable for our Project athletes and coaches. We have also brought our Caribbean Team NSAF to Havana four times since 2015, when a wonderful partnership was forged with the NSAF and the Cuban Athletics Federation (many thanks to NSAF board member Tracy Sundlun and FCA/Olympic legend Alberto Juantorena). We've had two outstanding clinics already this season in Sioux Falls (this past August) and Conyers, GA (mid-November) and look forward to another great weekend of teaching, training and triple jumping!!
The clinic is open to all athletes, coaches and interested parties. The entry fee for the full weekend is $250. REGISTER HERE.
Estadio Panamericano (national stadium)
Near Cojimar, a city ward of Havana, Cuba.
Hotel Tryp Habana Libre (downtown Havana)
NOTE: Registered athletes, parents and coaches can stay in NSAF hotel, or are recommended to use AirBnB.
Peter 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 who burst onto the international Junior scene and won 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.
Macka L. Jones is the NSAF’s Project Triple Jump Coordinator. He has been coaching track and field for more than 15 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 (who went on to Baylor University), Felicienne Axel, and most recently Keandre Bates who represented the US at the 2013 World Youth Championships and won multiple NCAA titles at U. of Florida.
Kenny Harrison is the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Triple Jump Gold Medalist, winning with a 59-foot, 4-1/2 inch (18.09m) leap that is still the Olympic record going into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. That jump was an American record for 19 years and made him history’s #2 jumper ever at the time. Entering 2020, he still is the #3 American all-time and #4 in world history. Harrison captured his first international championship triple jump Gold at the 1991 IAAF Worlds, but his chances of competing in the 1992 Olympics were ruined when he tore the cartilage in his knee.
After recovering from surgery, and winning a gold medal at the 1994 Moscow Goodwill Games, Harrison bounded back for that historic ’96 Olympic Gold – also notable for the fact that the winning jump is the longest ever with a negative wind reading. He was inducted into the USATF Hall of Fame in 2013.Harrison attended college at Kansas State University from 1984-88, where he captured three NCAA individual titles – the ’86 indoor long jump and outdoor triple jump, plus the ’88 indoor TJ – the most in school history. He was a 3-time NCAA runner-up, 11-time All-American and 16-time Big 8 champion – even including a 4x4 gold in addition to his horizontal jump titles. He still holds school records in indoor long jump (26' 9.75") and outdoor long and triple jump (26' 11.5" and 56'0", respectively. Harrison is the first K-State track & field athlete to be inducted into the Kansas Sports Athletic Hall of Fame.
More information on the Triple Jump Tradition of the Bahamas can be found HERE.
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.
NOTE TO COLLEGIATE COACHES
We welcome all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA College coaches to attend our clinics.