"Martha is the Jumps Whisperer. She exudes so much enthusiasm for the sport of high jump that it’s no surprise that jumpers improve their skill sets just by being in her company. Martha’s keen eye and clear instruction helps student athletes reach their full potential. Martha is a true student of the sport and does such a great job of teaching her proven techniques."
Parent of Personal Training Client
“I am excited to announce my endorsement and support for the opening and operation of the “Flop House” High Jump Club by coach, Martha Mendenhall!
I have personally worked with Martha and I know that if you love to jump, and you want to become a better jumper and athlete, you need to come to the “Flop House!”
1968 Olympic Champion-High Jump
Hall of Famer
Originator of the "Fosbury Flop"
"I am currently a senior in high school and as a member of our track and field team, one of the events I compete in is the high jump.
I met Coach Martha when I was a junior and attended the “UW Winter Indoor Track and Field Clinic” in January, 2018. As my coach, she taught me so much about my mechanics and how I could become a better jumper by understanding the components of the approach and the flight. She was instrumental in helping me place 2nd in the UW High School Invitational Meet where I tied my PR at 5ft 5in. I subsequently placed 6th at the 4A State Championships and by the end of the season, I PR'd at 5ft 6in."
South Kitsap High School
"Coach Mendenhall is among the most effective and impactful jumps clinician on the West Coast. She has vast experience working with athletes ranging from novice to elite. In all her work, she is passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Jumpers working with her at the “Flop House” will appreciate her style and wisdom. They will also learn a lot and improve their results."
Head Cross Country/
Track & Field Coach
"Martha Mendenhall is one of the great minds in track and field. She has shown amazing drive and motivation and learning to be the best coach she can be. She has been granted her level 3 coaches certification by USATF, been awarded a master coach grant, been a multiple time World and National champion herself, and taught clinics throughout the US. Her resume of athletes from youth to elite have shown a level of preparedness and success seen by very few. Athletes young and old, new to elite can all benefit from her coaching expertise."
Jeremy H. Fischer
Lead Coach/Program Director