At 5’8 1/2″, he stands tied at 14th place for the greatest high jump differential in the world. Jeremy Fischer learned to jump at an early age. Finding out that he could dunk a basketball in the 8th grade he possessed what many people dream of; the ability to take flight.
Now, at the age of 40, he uses his skill and experience to teach athletes the art of the high jump. Before coaching at the United States Olympic Training Center in San Diego, Jeremy coached at the University of Wisconsin, California State University, Northridge and University of Oklahoma. Throughout his years of coaching he’s put an emphasis on using video to provide feedback to athletes.
Fine Tuning Elite Jumps Athletes with Immediate Video Feedback
Jeremy has always used video in his training. Starting with a handheld camera, as many coaches did. As of late he has transitioned to using his mobile devices exclusively. With these devices he uses Coach’s Eye to analyze and provide detailed feedback to his athletes.
“The only way I could perform video analysis in the past was by filming and reviewing on a tiny camera screen. With Coach’s Eye I am able to use my iPhone or iPad Mini to instantly record and review in slow motion with lines, angles and timers right in the video.”
One of his athletes, Will Claye, a USATF triple jump and long jump athlete is predicted to be a serious contender at the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2012 at the London summer games, Claye won a bronze and silver medal in the long jump and triple jump respectively.
Fischer is also hoping for continued success in Rio with long jump superstar Brittney Reese, who already has an Olympic gold medal and five World Championships under her belt.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t use Coach’s Eye. I can instantly show athletes their form and technique to eliminate disagreement and confusion. Sometimes l even review videos and discover that my original assessment was wrong. It’s great because it creates a system of checks and balances with athletes.”
There’s no doubt that Jeremy Fischer and his USATF athletes are ready to jump into action in Rio. Are you?
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