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Mrs. Small from Belfast ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Track and Field Team Needs Jump Boxes

Help me give my students the 42" Body Solid Plyo Box for the track and field team. Their coach needs this to increase vertical jumping ability, foot speed, and endurance.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

We are a high school of approximately 500 students with close to 50% of our student body receiving free or reduced lunch.

Our track and field team prides themselves on being competitive and we want to stay competitive.

To do that, our student-athletes need to continually work on strength and conditioning. Our school community has a lot of team spirit and our coaches work very hard with our students.

Help me give the track and field team A 42" Body Solid Plyo box.

My Project

The low strain of landing on the box enables more repetitions and exposure to coaching. With enough reps and time, coaches can help shape the synchronization of the legs and arms better in box jumps. While box jumps are remedial, the benefit is that athletes learn by doing. Box jumps are very useful tools when applied.

Box jumps force you to jump high enough that you're forced to use every single muscle in your legs (as well as your arms) to propel you up.

They'll make your legs strong. Jumping increases your strength and muscle tone, and builds both upper body and lower body strength.

Box jumps are a great way to train. Jump training (also known as plyometrics) are a part of every strength and conditioning coach's toolbox.

In strength and conditioning, we have vertical plyometrics and horizontal plyometrics. Horizontal plyometrics are important for sprinting and kicking. Vertical plyometrics involve jumping (or throwing) straight up into the air. Both types of plyometric are important for track and field. Box Jumps are a great next step after students have gotten great at Vertical Jumps and the Standing Long Jump.

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Mrs. Small
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 84 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Body Solid 42'''' Plyo Box • DICK'S Sporting Goods $179.99 1 $179.99

Materials cost

$179.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$221.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.12

Total project goal

$260.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$260.81

1 Donor

-$131.00

Donations toward project cost

-$111.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.65

match offer

-$129.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.47

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$0.00

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