High Jump Technique – Rotating Over the Bar (Part 1)

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How you rotate over the bar is a crucial element that can either make or break your jump. If you want to jump higher you have to understand the proper technique and mental cues during this phase of the jump. In this High Jump masterclass,​ you will learn how your approach and takeoff position has a dramatic effect on rotation and what happens in the air. The importance of knee drive and how to perform it properly, thoughts and cues to get into the right positions in order to clear the bar as well as common mistakes that cause over-rotation

Coach Ryan Baily is the head assistant coach at Colorado State University. He is a 7-time RMAC coach of the year. In four years with CSU, Baily has guided multiple athletes to a combined 10 school records, 14 Mountain West individual titles, three All-America honors and two Honorable Mention All-America honors. This is an excerpt from his high jump masterclass “Jumping Smarter, Jumping Higher.”



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