Becoming a Champion Sprinter - Beyond the Basics
with Ken Harnden,
Florida State University Assistant Coach (Sprints);
2005 NCAA National Assistant Coach of the Year (Sprints)
Ken Harnden takes athletes to the next level in our latest addition of our best selling Becoming a Champion instructional DVD series.
Coach Harnden begins with an 11-exercise functional warm-up that incorporates flexibility and prepares the muscles and joints for the rigors of sprint training. The warm-up leads into hurdle drills where Harnden takes you through six drills that are critical areas for developing sprint mechanics.
In Part 3: Block Starts, Harnden offers a technical breakdown for all aspects of the start that include proper block placement, "take your mark positioning" and for the set position. Harnden shares positioning cues to assure proper arm and shoulder alignment, as well as checks for proper leg positioning, all of which are essential for a successful transition from the start into the drive phase. Harnden also covers the essentials of the drive phase that covers the first 25-30 meters of the sprint. In Part 4) Sprint drills, Harnden shows drills to train the sprinter to transition from the shorter steps of the drive phase into the longer strides as the distance of the sprint increases.
In Part 5) Sprint strategy, Harnden demonstrates invaluable performance tips from the blocks through the finish of a race. He also touches on the proper technique for the 4x400 and 4x100 relay exchanges. Harnden closes with weight room exercises, breaking down the specifics of three Olympic lifts along with a 4-exercise stability ball routine. These help develop both explosive power and core strength, essential for sprint success.
30 minutes. 2007.Becoming a Champion Hurdler - Beyond the Basics
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
Coach Mike Holloway is one of the most respected sprint and hurdle coaches in the sport and in this 3-part presentation he shares with you technique, tactics and drills to help you take your hurdling to the next level. Coach Holloway has a firm belief that the warm up is a key factor in hurdle training and success.
In part 1, Holloway shares an 11 exercise routine specific to hurdlers that assist in not only warming the body but also loosen the hops and back in preparation for technique and drill training.
In part 2, Hurdle technique, Holloway discusses strategic essentials for getting to the first hurdle, emphasizing his slow to fast philosophy that applies to running the hurdles. He also shares the basics of the start with detailed specifics for block placement and how to get out of the blocks with good explosiveness while maintaining a focus on sustaining good ground contacts and carrying a sprint form. Holloway next demonstrates how to target and attack each hurdle while keeping a good flow and rhythm, allowing the runner to finish strong.
In part 3, Hurdle Drills, Holloway shares seven drills to develop hurdle technique along with how to improve through training both the dominant and non dominant lead leg.
To conclude the presentation, actual race footage is shown to demonstrate how the technical and drills presented fit into the actual race.
24 minutes. 2007.Becoming a Champion Long Jumper - Beyond the Basics!
with Dennis Nobles,
Florida State University Assistant Coach (Jumps);
2003 Women's National Assistant Coach of the Year (Jumps)
Dennis Nobles utilizes two former All-American athletes to demonstrate the finer points of the long jump.
In Part 1 of this presentation, Coach Nobels shares Long Jump Menchanics. Nobels begins with a thorough explanation of the biomechanical challenges through turning the body into a projectile off of the runway sprint. He next reviews three "distance determinants" that are essential to understand for maximal jump performance. Nobels shares his mantra of on task, on time and on target to describe the importance of developing consistency with the first step. Next, Nobels breaks down the run and details stride numbers for various levels of athleticism and age. He shares a drill he uses with his athletes to develop a consistent feel for hitting the board consistently without having to detract from the approach and watch the board as it is approaching. Nobles covers the technical aspects of the last runway step and details the proper take off angle. The "in the air" phase is the next breakdown area. Nobels teaches the skill sets for a hang and hitch kick flight, and provides a simple 3-step drill that quickly teaches an athlete how to execute the hitch kick. The final technical breakdown is the landing.
In Part 2: Strength Development, Nobels delivers 12 different exercises, including the proper mechanics of three Olympic lifts: Squat, Clean and snatch.
In Part 3: Warm Up, Nobles takes you through a dynamic 15 exercise warm up that prepares the body for event specific training and technique drills.
In Part 4, Nobels returns to the runway and pit and breaks down drills for the runway, final steps, and the landing.
57 minutes. 2007.Becoming a Champion Triple Jumper - Beyond the Basics!
with Dennis Nobles,
Florida State University Assistant Coach (Jumps);
2003 Women's National Assistant Coach of the Year (Jumps)
For over 20 years, Dennis Nobles has helped train long jump athletes to All-American levels. In this instructional DVD, Coach Nobles utilizes the 2006 National Champion athlete to show athletes at all levels the finer points of the triple jump. Speed on the runway is the key to the triple jump, and the starting point for Nobles. The first step is the most variable and critical to the jump. Nobles encourages athletes to set a first step check mark to remain consistent with the initial step. Your runway spring is vital to how far you will jump and is a consistent emphasis by Nobles. When approaching the board, stability, balance and velocity are the major factors he teaches. Use of arms at takeoff can also determine your end result. The three distinct jumps are also seen as one individual entity. Instead of the hitch kick at the end, the hang technique is used. The hang is a way to slow the natural rotation of the body for maximum distance. Nobles also focuses on strength training, warm-up, and stretching exercises, all important to the jumper's ultimate success.
43 minutes. 2007.Becoming a Champion High Jumper - Beyond the Basics
with Mike Pullins,
University of Southern California Assistant Track & Field Coach
featuring demonstrations by Jesse Williams, 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials High Jump Champ (7'7")
In part 1 of this 3-part presentation, Mike Pullins narrates the technical breakdown of all phases of the high jump. Coach Pullin's instruction is greatly enhanced with demonstrations for two former USC All Americans that including an NCAA champion. Uniquely, each demonstrator has a style that is his own, one a taller lanky athlete and the other shorter and throughout the instruction details the differences with these two body types. Pullin's breakdown begins with the approach and he shares tips for placing marks for consistency. Included in the technical phase breakdown are the approach, running the curve, specifics for the penultimate step and over-the-bar positioning and landing. Tips and nuances are abundant throughout the demonstrations.
In Part 2: High Jump Drills, Pullins shares 13 drills that are specifically designed to help the high jumper train for the event. Implementing these drills will greatly enhance each phase of the high jump. These drills range from simple to complex and are applicable to high jumpers at any level.
In Part 3, Pullins shares more than 25 drills designed to enhance the athleticism of a high jumper. These exercises focus upon core strength development and explosiveness training.
This DVD will give you the technical and physical building blocks that are essential in becoming a champion high jumper.
49 minutes. 2007.Becoming a Champion Pole Vaulter - Beyond the Basics
with Pat Licari,
University of Washington Jumpers and Vaulters Coach
Coach Pat Licari breaks down the pole vault skill set into five technique areas.
- Part 1: Pole Carry and Approach, Coach Licari details the two most common pole grips: the sticky and the chalk style grip. He teaches proper grip width and how to make adjustments based on how you hold the pole. He then moves into pole carry position on the initial step and approach before discussing the lift, flip and reach manuevrer in preparation for the pole drip. Licari includes details on finding your step in the runway, marking the steps and runway adjustments. Licari next shows the proper pole drop technique followed with instruction for the lift, flip and reach technique that includes stationary and moving drills of the skill.
- Part 2: Plant and Take-off, Licari shows how to execute the proper plant and drive into the pit without a swing. Licari offers tips for fine-tuning grip adjustments to prefect the plant and take-off.
- Part 3: Chest Drive and Swing, Licari shares precise breakdown for how best to "groove a feel" for the proper chest drive and swing. Part 4: Shoulder Drop and Push-off; Licari demonstrates the skill on the ground to assist the vaulter in understanding what movements will take place in flight. Part 5: Bar Clearance, Licari shares unique drills on the ground that will assist in assuring you a hollowed-out body position that will facilitate a fluid roll over the bar before the arm lift.
In each of the five areas of this instruction, Licari breaks down actual meet footage with still shots and slow motion so that each area of the pole vault is clearly understood.
42 minutes. 2007.Becoming a Champion Shot Putter - Beyond the Basics!
with Harlis Meaders,
Florida State University Associate Head Coach
From stepping into the circle to the follow through of the throw, Florida State Throws coach Harlis Meaders provides a comprehensive step-by-step technical and drill progression for the Rotational Shot Put. Not only does Coach Meaders provide the "how" of each phase of his instruction, he provides the "why," that immerses his instruction with purpose. In addition, he uses a former-FSU All-American athlete, to give you a clear demonstration on the proper fundamentals for the event.
Meaders begins with footwork, stance and body positioning in the circle without the shot. From that position, you will see a series of pivot drills that progress from a quarter pivot to half, three-quarters and then to the full pivot. Meaders demonstrates stick drills to give you a clear visual cue to help train proper positioning of the non-throwing arm with the knee during the rotation.
Progressing with the rotation, Meaders shows you specific drills that include unique visual props to train your throwers to stay in the ally of the circle. He includes ball drills to teach proper positioning of the body at the front of the circle before the throw and release occur.
Prior to bringing the shot to the drill progression, Meaders presents a technical breakdown of the throw mechanics and the three determining factors for achieving the most distance in a throw. With the shot, adding Meaders moves from standing throws through the South African drills and into full throws. Meaders fine tunes the full throw and presents specific instruction for the reverse, or follow through, that enables the thrower to remain in the circle after the throw occurs. Throughout the instruction, Meaders provides invaluable tips that will assist both thrower and coach to identify and correct errors in every phase of the throw. This instruction is perfect for throwers and coaches looking to find the "extras" that will aid in significantly increasing distance.
47 minutes. 2007.Becoming a Champion Discus Thrower - Beyond the Basics
with John Frazier,
University of Tennessee Women's Track & Field Coach
Coach John Frazier; one of the country's top discus throw coaches is gifted in his creative approach to presenting teaching progressions that lead to successful mastery of the discus throw.
Frazier begins this presentation with a general active warm up and stretching routine demonstrated by All-American thrower Sean Sheilds. Fraizer then takes Sheilds through a throw specific five-drill basic warm-up routine designed to prepare the body for specific throws movements. Fraizer next builds the discus throw through a six-drill progression beginning with non-reverse and reverse standing throws. He then moves to the middle of the circle for half turn throws and proceeds to the back of the circle where he adds the South African progression before moving into full throws. Frazier stresses that the athlete stays relaxed, on balance and teaches how to maximize the lower body through the throw. Fraizer also stresses the importance of rhythm in the throw. Throughout the demonstrations, Frazier constantly points out potential problems that often occur in the throw and offers valuable techniques to correct these common faults. A unique aspect of this presentation is that Frazier utilizes repetitions of the full skill to focus upon specific phases of the skill. Frazier further enhances the instruction by calling upon Shields to offer personal insight into various skill areas of the event that help his success.
40 minutes. 2007.
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