I may be in a position where my program will need me to coach the long and triple jump this year. I have found extensive resources on technique, drill, and training but very little on some basic nuts and bolts. One in particular as someone who never jumped nor coached jumping is how to determine where to start. How many steps should an athlete take in their approach? Are there models for progression? Differences between male and female? Once that is determined what is the best way to figure out that exact starting spot? Those are some of the questions I have about coaching the horizontal jumps.