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Dr. Rick McGuire, nationally recognized leader in Applied Sport Psychology, presents a vital, but neglected skill on self-talk. In this engaging clip, McGuire discusses that people are highly critical of themselves, and self-talk is the most powerful conversation we can ever have as a person or as an athlete.
We all have self-talk. Most people have negative self-talk. Negative thinking is bad. Positive thinking is right thinking. Situations influence our thinking, which influence our emotions which influence our body which influences our behavior.
Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Teaching Track & Field Athletes the Skill of Focus.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Practice Organization.
2x Florida Class 4A State Championship Coach, David Halliday, presents a segment called ”How to Find the Athletes.” Coach Halliday discusses how the middle distance coach finds the athletes capable of running the 800 and 1500 meter distances. He stresses the 800 is the toughest race to find the athletes for.
Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “High School Coach’s Blueprint for Success: 800M / 1500M.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Middle Distance Running.
Cliff Rovelto has experience working with elite athletes and knows what it takes to build championship hurdlers and sprinters. You will learn a great drill for working on max velocity, which helps you maintain form in the later part of the sprint/hurdle events. The athlete will perform an “A” Run with his arms extended over his head.
The reason for the arms to be extended overhead is to force the athlete to stand tall when performing the “A” Run. The athlete is staying tall and applying force into the ground with his feet. This drill can be modified for younger athletes by using a medicine ball instead of a bar.
Maurice Wilson coached the Jamaican National Team in the 2012 Olympic Games and here he shows us two great drills for working on the technique of sprinting. Athletes perform a High Step Drill followed by an “A” Skip Drill. Coach Wilson’s explanations make it easy to see why these drills are important.
Coach Wilson gives cues on what to look for while administering these drills. His cues are quick and easy to follow.
Kansas State University Head Track and Field Coach Cliff Rovelto shows us a great series of drills for working on dorsiflexion, which is a key element in the sprint/hurdle events. You will see how to perform a forward double leg hop over a series of 4” banana hurdles. During this exercise, the athlete is staying tall and applying force into the ground with his feet.
These drills can be done all year and in any gym or track complex.