- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 27 Featuring Steve Lang
Welcome to this episode of our podcast, where we are honored to have Steve Lang, former UCLA jumps coach, as our special guest. In this episode, Steve shares his inspiring journey as a coach and his deep passion for the sport of jumping.
With an impressive track record of producing seven high school 7-footers in the high jump and mentoring numerous athletes to reach the next level, both at the junior and major college levels, Steve's insights into coaching and training are invaluable.
Throughout the episode, Steve recounts his humble beginnings and the obstacles he faced along the way, offering valuable lessons for aspiring coaches and athletes alike. He also discusses the importance of building trust and rapport with athletes, the role of mental toughness in jumping, and his approach to preparing athletes for competition.
Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of jumping with Steve Lang, a true legend in the world of coaching. Whether you are a coach, athlete, or just a fan of the sport, this episode is sure to provide you with valuable insights and inspiration.1h 0m | Mar 21, 2023
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 26 Featuring Mike Ashton
Mike Ashton shares his thoughts amid preparations for the WAC Indoor Championships next week. He has high ranking HJ and PV squads and hopes to do well and take home the WAC title. Also, we discuss the current popularity of track and field here in the US and ways to improve participation and money flow --from TV contracts to chock full stadiums!
@skyhiandflyjumpcampscoachh73731h 6m | Mar 14, 2023
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 25 Featuring Marcus Gelpi
We spend another fun hour with Marcus Gelpi, up and coming jumper who is now competing for Kansas State! We'll discuss how his training is going and what it is like to make the switch from the JC level to a major D1 University!!!
@marcusgelpi @kstatefxc @skyhiandflyjumpcamps1h 6m | Jan 27, 2023
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 24 Featuring Kevin Young Part 2
Part 2 - Kevin Young won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 400m Hurdles in the 1992 Games in Barcelona, breaking the world record in the process. He teaches us much about the mental aspects of competition at the highest levels. His world record time lasted from 1992 all the way up until 2021!2h 18m | Jan 19, 2023
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 24 Featuring Kevin Young Part 1
this is part 1 with Kevin Young is the former world-record holder in the 400m Hurdles and a UCLA Bruin great. Listen in as Kevin covers the mental aspects of competition and the intricacies of training.6m | Jan 19, 2023
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 23 Featuring Jonathan Broom-Edwards
Jonathan was crowned Paralympic T64 High Jump Champion at Tokyo 2020.Defying Gravity and Championing Resilience, Jonathan emulates this mind-set in his athletic performance and in inspiring others.
The 34-year-old, born in Colchester before growing up in Berkshire, successfully built on the form that saw him turn a string of silvers into World Gold in 2019 and turn his 2016 Paralympic Silver into Paralympic Gold in 2021, whilst navigating a potentially career ending injury in 2018.
Awarded an MBE for his Services to Athletics in 2022, he is now training to defend his Paralympic title at Paris 2024, alongside empowering and educating others on mind-set management and bridging the gap between the able and slightly less able1h 8m | Dec 1, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 22 Featuring Dario Saisan
Dario is a strength coach from Vienna. At just 21 years old he has gained experience coaching from the youth level all the way to full-on pro athletes. His young career has been mostly working with basketball & soccer players. He puts a big emphasis on development the reactive component of athleticism and teaching athletes to move well.1h 24m | Dec 1, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 21 Featuring Mike Ashton
Coach Mike Ashton is a former track and field athlete and now coach at Utah Valley University.
As an athlete he was mainly a pole vaulter but, competed in high jump, long jump triple jump, sprints and the heptathlon/decathlon. He won multiple conference championships in the Great West and WAC conferences and graduated in 2015.
As a coach, Mike has coached high jump, sprints and pole vault at the high school level and joined the UVU coaching yeah, staff in 2021. He coaches pole vault, high jump and the multi-eventers. Last season his men’s high jump crew ended the season ranked #7 in the country with an average height of 2.07m (6’9.5)1h 26m | Dec 1, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 20 Featuring Ashley Anderson
Ashley Anderson was a California State champion triple jumper from the southland who got herself a full ride to Cal Berkeley. In high school she not only won the state title, but was 3-time LA City Section Champ and was both the Arcadia and Mt. Sac Invitational champion 2014! In college at Cal, she was a 3-time NCAA finalist and All-American, a 4-time NCAA Regional qualifier a 2-time PAC-12 Podium finisher (3rd) and a team captain. She is now a private coach, and works with the horizontal jumps at Goldenwest College in the OC.1h 17m | Dec 1, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 19 Featuring Tyra Gittens
Tyra Gittens is an Olympic long jumper who represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 2021 games and competed at Texas A&M here in the US. She has 6 national records for her home country in the HJ, LJ, pentathlon and pentathlon and placed 10th in the LJ at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics1h 4m | Nov 21, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 18 Featuring Rod Gatlin
Rodney Gatlin was a 3 sport athlete in high school and went to CSUF on a football scholarship. He went to camp with the LA Raiders and played Arena Football for the Sacramento Attack. He is now the Jumps Coach at both Mission Viejo and El Toro high schools in Orange County, CA. He routinely has both his high school athletes and private clients performing at the highest levels. He also trains Ruby Hansen, a local tennis phenom and is the 2nd cousin of Justin Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist and multiple time World Champion in the 100m.1h 11m | Nov 13, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 17 Featuring Rosie Sharples
Rosie is a High jumper and heptathlete from Scotland who is now at Mississippi State in the SEC! She is excited to begin training to continue to improve on all her marks in the hep, especially the HJ! She has pbs of 1.74m/5'8.5" in the HJ and 4601 points in the hep. Last year she came in 3rd at the Manchester Invitational and won the Scottish Championships in the U20 and Senior levels. That moved her ranking to #6 in the UK! Watch out here in the USA! Rosie Sharples has arrived!!1h 9m | Nov 6, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 16 Featuring Willie Banks
Willie Banks of UCLA is a great ambassador for track and field, with a long and illustrious career as a long and triple jumper. He held the World Record in the triple, and competed in the Olympic Games. He also became the originator of "The Clap" while competing in Europe. Hear many great stories and listen him expand on the current state of affairs in track and field around the world!1h 9m | Oct 28, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 15 Featuring Kendall Gustafson
Kendall is no.2 all time in the heptathlon behind Jackie Joyner Kersee at UCLA and qualified for the US Olympic Trials in 2021 before suffering a knee injury. She shares with us her training experiences and her new coaching stories and much more on our latest episode of "Raise the Bar"59m | Oct 19, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 14 Featuring Abraham Vogelsang
Abraham Vogelsang from Norway was the top U20 decathlete in the world and is coming back from injury.Abraham discusses training for the decathlon in his home country of Norway and gives us many insights into a completely different infrastructure to track and field athletes and competitions from the ground up!1h 2m | Oct 9, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 13 Featuring: Chinenye Agina 2/2
This is the 2nd part of my conversation with the newest addition to Duke university Blue Devil track and field team12m | Sep 28, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 13 Featuring: Chinenye Agina 1/2
Chinenye is #2 on Azusa’s all-time HJ list with a PB of 1.85m. She qualified for the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championship in 2019 as the Div II National Champ! She also qualified for the US OLYMPIC TRIALS in 2021!!1m | Sep 28, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 12 Featuring: Jeremy Fisher
Jeremy Fischer has high umped 2.29m while standing only 1.75m tall himself! His 7'4" jump ranks second amongst California High Schoolers, and he has coached many Olympians and National Champions notably Will Claye who medaled in both the LJ and TJ in 2012 in London.1h 10m | Aug 17, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 11 Featuring: Lauren Magneson and Allan Hanckel
Lauren qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the HJ!! Allan Hanckel helped coached great American High Jumper Doug Nordquist to 7' 8.75" and also coached former UCLA great decathlete Jim Connolly. Listen to their insights into how to grow the sport of Track and Field back to the Glory1h 29m | Aug 10, 2022
- Raise the Bar Podcast // Episode 10 Featuring: Paul Galas
Paul Galas helped in coaching a USPORT runner up heptathlete, 2 OUA champions and three 3 OUA medalists. Prior to coming to Guelph, Galas was an athlete himself competing in the NCAA at Indiana University where he was a Big Ten Conference medalist individually and a Big Ten Conference Champion as a member of the Hoosiers. He was also named to two National Teams as a high jumper to represent Canada.
He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Kinesiology, then furthered his education at Humber College where he obtained a graduate diploma in Sport Management and is now a Master of Science Candidate at Canisius College in Sport Product Development.
Additionally, Galas manages the Royal City Athletics club which is a local track and field club in Guelph31m | Aug 3, 2022