Welcome to Jump Science!

Hello, my name is Daniel Back. I am the guy in the video above and the founder of Jump Science. The goal of this site is to provide high quality sports training information for all athletes. It was originally centered around vertical jump training but has expanded into a useful resource for athletes in all sports. Keep reading below to learn about the Jump Science training programs, or check out the articles tab for free content on athletic development and lessons in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.

How Do I Jump Higher?

Building athleticism is a matter of doing the right things the right way consistently over time. Unfortunately we have an epidemic of athletes who are more than willing to do tons of work but end up spinning their wheels due to lack of an intelligent plan. Jump Science offers a solution to this problem.

The Jump Science programs are designed to show the path to developing into a great athlete over time. The aim of the training is not just getting a hard workout or jumping a little higher in a few weeks. The goal is to provide a big picture plan that fosters long term progress.

Buy the Level Up Program ($55)

  • Level Up is made for athletes who have not yet built a high strength level and will likely benefit greatly from making gains in this area. There are other program options below.
  • The program is 10 weeks long.
  • The workouts include jump practice, sprinting, plyometrics, and strength training. Warmup, stretching, and therapeutic exercises are also included.
  • The schedule consists of a daily routine and three workouts per week. This amount of training allows athletes to spend some time playing their sport as well.
  • The program is repeatable or expandable, so you can use it for as long as you need.
  • Instructional videos for each exercise are included.
  • Level Up is a new and improved version of Level 2 from the old Jump Science System.


Buy the Shift Program ($55)

  • The Shift Program is made for athletes who have developed a good level of strength but do not jump very high for how strong they are. An example would be someone who can deep squat double body weight but has a relative vertical (approach jump divided by height) of less than 0.5. In this situation, getting stronger is unlikely to produce improvements in athleticism. Instead we are trying to shift the body toward being more explosive and bouncy.
  • The program has 10 weeks of training focused on getting more explosive, plus a 3-week strength phase that can be used to get a quick boost before repeating the program if necessary.
  • The workouts include jump practice, sprinting, plyometrics, and strength training. The strength work is minimal and very strategic. Warmup, stretching, and therapeutic exercises are also included.
  • The schedule consists of a daily routine and up to 4 workouts per week. The amount of training allows athletes to spend some time playing their sport as well.
  • The program is repeatable, so you can use it for as long as you need.
  • Instructional videos for each exercise are included.
  • The Shift Program is a new and improved version of Levels 3 and 5 from the old Jump Science System.


Buy the Foundations Program ($30)

This 6-week program is designed for people who are new to strength training and/or do not yet have the mobility for quality squatting. Use the goblet squat test in the video below to determine if you need this program. If you pass the test you can do the Level Up Program.

  • The Foundations Program consists of a daily routine and three workouts per week. This amount of training allows athletes to spend some time playing their sport as well.
  • The program is comprehensive. The approach to strength is tailored to beginners, but the program is still geared toward performance. The workouts include jumping, sprinting, plyometrics, and strength training. Warmup, stretching, and therapeutic exercises are also included.
  • Instructional videos for each exercise are included.

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