with Jim VanHootegem, Texas A & M Assistant Coach (Jumps); Mondo Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.
Systematic training is an overall key to success for Coach VanHootegem. Benefits of developing a system are instilling a standard of performance through your system. This is a key tool for coaching and de-personalizes the criticism that athletes receive. Their performance is always compared to the standard of performance and not the coach's bias. Athletes will buy in to the system because it has been proven to be successful with past athletes. Past successes with this program enable current athletes to completely buy into the system.VanHootegen's multi-system approach also includes event training and commonality training. The yearly plan is divided into three periods: the general prep phase, specific prep phase and the championship phase. Each of these periods is broken down month-by-month and activity-by-activity. The off-season period is important because athletes need a physical and emotional break. Other areas presented include raining running cycles, the weekly plan, training template, warm-up exercises and rest and recovery. This DVD concludes with an impressive array of 60 different warm-up exercises for jumpers!