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Improve Your Hurdling Form and Technique with the “Five Step Drill!”

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Florida State University Assistant Coach (Sprints), Ken Harnden, explains a hurdle form and technique drill called the Five Step Drill. This drill could be utilized during any training phase of the season and used to develop lead leg, trail leg or complete hurdling.

Five Step Drill

Set-up for this drill is minimal with only 4 – 6 hurdles needed and markings for competition hurdle placement depending on the gender and age of the hurdlers. Once hurdles are correctly placed, hurdle height is then set three inches below that of race height.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “25 Tips & Drills for Coaching the Hurdles.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Improve Your Throws with This Triple Extension Exercise!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

University of Missouri Head Track Coach/Throws, Brett Halter, explains the rationale and error corrections for a commonly used speed and power drill, the weighted medicine ball throw. Coach Halter emphasizes the importance of triple extension exercises in all throws development; extension in the ankle joint, the knee joint, and the hip joint.

Under Over – Medicine Ball Throw

Set-up for this drill sequence would include rubberized medicine balls of sizes to best fit your athletes and an area suited to throwing for distance. (Caution should be shown to ensure that athletes are not injured by medicine balls that are errantly thrown.)

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “30 Speed & Power Drills for the Throws.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Learn How to Balance Your Training and Racing Schedule!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Grinnell College Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach, Will Freeman, discusses one of the major problems in high school track coaching – the problem of too many meets. Developing speed and champions takes intensive training mixed with periods of recovery. Two meets per week upsets the athlete’s ability to have proper recovery time.

Training vs. Racing

Coach Freeman develops the three day rule: the athlete needs 72 hours to recover from an intense workout and with meets on Tuesday and Friday or Saturday, there is not sufficient time.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching High School Track & Field: Distance Running.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Give Your Relay Runners the Best Chance to be at Full Speed During the Exchange!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Baylor University Director of Track and Field, Clyde Hart, explains the importance of marking the zone so that the outgoing runner has the best chance to be at full speed during the exchange.

Marking the Zone

Coach Hart explains that he has his athletes use two marks: a Set Mark and a Go Mark. The Go Mark is measured out first by counting heel to toes (Coach Hart has his athletes use 24. This might change depending on your athletes). The Set Mark is roughly 8 yards behind the Go Mark. Coach Hart likes his athletes to get into running position when the incoming runner reaches the Set Mark. Running position is defined by Coach Hart as “digging your spikes” into the track and applying pressure to your front foot, so your back foot can move freely on its first step. When the incoming runner reaches the Go Mark, they are to take off and at full speed.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching Championship Sprint Relays.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Learn How to Generate Maximum Torque for Longer Discus Throws!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nationally recognized throwing coach Larry Judge explains blocking mechanics for the discus. This drill will help you generate maximum torque to the throwing arm for longer throws!

Blocking Mechanics

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Curriculum Guide to the Discus.” View other world class Track videos!




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