25 Tips & Drills for the Sprint Events
with Mike Holloway,
University of Florida Head Track & Field Coach;
2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach (Sprints/Hurdles); 2012 NCAA Outdoor Champs; 2012 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Men's Outdoor Coach of the Year
Long recognized as one of the top sprint coaches in the sport, Mike Holloway believes that the make-up of a successful sprinter must include the ingredients of power, flexibility, elasticity and the willingness to be a student of the event. Coach Holloway strives to adapt those ideas to the training and competitive arena. Drills are done for endurance and to teach the body to do things in a proper way. The ground strike of the foot is the focus of these sprint drills. The dribble series involves five footwork drills in the warm-up mode. The start is a vital component that sets of the rhythm and flow of the sprint. Holloway uses an athlete to demonstrate the proper starting position and includes the common errors made when starting. The Race Model for the 100 m sprint is broken down into three areas: drive from the blocks, acceleration phase and the maintenance phase. Patience is the key to the drive phase, pushing to 30 m. For the 200 m race, Holloway teaches the sprinter how to attack the curve and reinforces the principles of running the straightaway. The 400 m sprint is broken down into five phases. Acceleration is the key to the first 30. Being aggressive - yet in control - is a key to the middle phases of this race. In the last phase, sprinters are taught to be calm and focus on the proper sprint movements. Race footage shows the breakdown of each of the fundamentals of 100 m, 200 m and 400 m sprints.
32 minutes. 2007.25 Tips & Drills for Coaching the Hurdles
with Ken Harnden,
Florida State University Assistant Coach (Sprints);
2005 NCAA National Assistant Coach of the Year (Sprints)
Ken Harnden begins by covering 11 essential teaching points for proper hurdling - the foundation of this presentation. These keys include repetition, straight-line energy, attacking the hurdle and arm and leg motion. An excellent series of drills begins with the 3 x 30 drill. This sprint drill helps develop the sprinting aspect of all hurdlers. A package of 14 hurdle drills cover a catalog of information needed by all hurdle coaches, from junior high to college. Next, Coach Harnden details major components of the 300/400 hurdle event. Taking on curves, proper set up, transition periods and moving hurdles closer in practice to dictate stride pattern are included in these hurdle keys. Harnden details five unique hurdle workouts, each tailored to accomplish different aspects of successful hurdling. Next, sled pulls and bounding drills take the stage. Good sprint posture in the drive phase is the focus. Plyometric activity and turnover improvement are gained in the bounding series. He closes with five hurdle stretches.
38 minutes. 2007.25 Tips & Drills for Coaching Horizontal Jumps
with Mike Pullins,
USC Assistant Track Coach
featuring demonstrations by Jesse Williams, 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials High Jump Champ (7'7"); and Allen Simms, 6th place at the '08 Olympic Trials in the Triple Jump
Mike Pullins shares his successful teaching tactics and tips in this DVD on coaching the horizontal jumps. Approach runs are a must for all jumpers and will allow the athlete to have jumping success. Coach Pullins believes 16 to 20 steps is the aim early in the season for approach runs. He teaches to drive out on the first four steps to build speed on the approach. To develop a good approach, Pullins demonstrates a "push, pull, plant" technique that incorporates hurdles on the jump runway. First and second phase run off, standing landing drill, box step, small hop & big step, standing 4-step and the first & second phase long jump are all good drills for pre-season workouts. Each drill is slightly different and has a special skill focus. Advanced drills for experienced jumpers include single leg projection hops, step drill, straight line paw repeat, paw read push drill, alternating step, single leg hop and the strong/weak drills. Rhythm is crucial to the jump events and improvement comes from the rhythm run off drill. The walking extension drill uses hurdles and enhances flexibility, posture and a straight line push. As a bonus, Pullins demonstrates 22 additional drills using med balls, resistance bands, jump pads, boxes and hurdles to create the desired effect. The emphasis is on addressing conditioning, flexibility and proper posturing.
69 minutes. 2007.25 Tips & Drills for Coaching the High Jump
with Calvin Robinson,
University of Miami Jumps Coach;
former University of Texas-El Paso Assistant Track Coach, Jumps/Multi Events
Utilizing demonstration from two world-class high jumpers, Calvin Robinson shares tips and drills for coaching high jumping. The first tip is to utilize a well-organized training plan and proper conditioning as a base for success. Technically, Coach Robinson believes the approach is the single most important aspect of championship high jumping. All positive outcomes hinge on a proper and powerful approach. Straight ahead running teaches good acceleration mechanics and a natural step bounce. Curve line runs and S runs are also crucial to the approach of the bar. A more difficult drill is the circle run, which teaches the inward lean and is done in both directions. Full approach jumps include several methods that are trial and error for each athlete. The "skip bounce for height" drill introduces blocking mechanics at take off and ground contact. Another teaching tool is the short run jump. These jumps allow the athlete to focus on proper body posture. Proper posture and acceleration through the take off are the focus. Robinson details bar clearance with a simple "double leg flops off the ground" drill. The same drill can be varied by using a box in front of the bar as athletes get accustomed to jumping high in the air from the box. Robinson concludes with his instruction on the full approach jump. Pulling it all together, Robinson concludes this information packed presentation with world-class demonstration of a dozen proper jumps that serve to pull together and illustrate all of the components of Coach Robinson's instruction.
30 minutes. 2007.25 Tips & Drills for Coaching Pole Vault
with Pat Licari,
University of Washington Jumps Coach
In this comprehensive Tips & Drills DVD, Pat Licari presents 25 teaching tools for coaching the pole vault. Coach Licari believes that a successful vault begins with proper pole carry and approach. The standing tip drop and the marching pole carry are excellent fundamental drills that are taught and demonstrated. The initial steps are developed with the mini hurdle pole run drill. Sled pulling conditions the athlete and works on the driving and pushing action. Licari next details the proper pole carry position by showing hand and shoulder position. He then shares the three-step plant and breaks down each step culminating in the pole at its highest position above the head. Planting the pole is taught through the marching plant drill followed by the three-step approach drill to execute a proper pole plant. Long jumping is part of the short pole drill with an emphasis on the leg action and the take off mechanics. Licari's "over the tip" exercise, assists the vaulter to accurately determine the position of the hands on the pole. Power comes from the chest drive and Licari shares several drills to increase strength when the pole is planted. The stall technique is used in drill work to emphasize high hands and chest drive. Using rings, the athlete works on the rock back motion and quarter turn. He finishes with horizontal vaults and the short run vault drills.
41 minutes. 2007.25 Tips and Drills for Coaching the Shot Put
with John Frazier,
University of Tennessee Women's Throws Coach
John Frazier provides you with 25 proven tips and drills that you can easily incorporate into your program for successful shot putting! Beginning with the basics, Coach Frazier shares drills for the pivot progression and the power position. The throw progression contains the stand-throw (non reverse), extend-throw-step over, reverse-stand-throw and full-reverse-stand-throw. The focus on the throw is on the legs, not the upper body. Using the med ball, Frazier teaches the two-handed stand throw. Back of the ring teaching comes from the slide technique. Drills include the walking glide drill, walk-power position, backward hop drill, unseating drill and the hip switch drill. The next drill series is the three count drills. The stop and go drill teaches young athletes to feel their body weight over their right leg in a good power position. The next progression is the three-count glide drill. The full throw comes together with the full glide with a reverse. Frazier present some excellent slide drills for beginners starting with the left leg hang drill. Others include the pivot square drill, repeat half turns, ballerina drill and wall kicks. The two basic starts are both demonstrated - the active and static starts. All drills are put together in the full rotation technique.
30 minutes. 2007.25 Tips & Drills for Coaching the Discus Throw
with Harlis Meaders,
Florida State University Associate Head Coach
Harlis Meaders breaks the discus throw down into four parts: the entry, heel-toe, catch position and the alley and shares the drills and tips that he uses with great effectiveness at FSU to reinforce each part. A simple line drill is demonstrated and is a crucial part of fundamental footwork. By using a board in the circle, Coach Meaders exhibits the details of discus position and footwork in a 1-2-3 progression. Footwork and hand position on the discus allows maximum orbit distance. Discus placement means that the discus stays well behind the hip. A javelin drill is essential for hip turn throughout the throw. Another drill, the 2-3 Position Drill, moves the hips from a parallel to perpendicular position while the discus stays in the same position. Balance and discus position is the focus of the Softball Drop Drill. In addition, Meaders covered two throwing methods; the wide sweep and the run.
47 minutes. 2007.
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