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Warm-Up Sprinters with These Drills from Dana Boone!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Dana Boone, the Texas State University head track & field coach, teaches five warm-up drills for sprinters that help promote proper mechanics. Coach Boone has used these drills en route to coaching 53 All-Americans during her career.

Warm-Up Drills for Sprinters

Drill Summary: Drills included in the video are: A skips, high knees, straight leg bound, alternate fast leg and jump rope runs.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Becoming a Champion: Sprints & Relays for Girls’ Track & Field.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Use These Drills to Increase Distance Runner Flexibility!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Head coach of the Boise State University track & field and cross country programs, Corey Ihmels, provides examples of some of his favorite hurdle flexibility drills for distance runners. As a two time All-American in track and four time  All-American in cross country, coach Ihmels knows what it takes to outrun the competition.

Flexibility for Distance Runners

Drill Summary: Drills addressed in the video include: two leg hops, the A walk, the A run, the A skip, straight leg ankle bound, karaokes, alternating A run, fast feet and A run build-ups.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching Distance Runners: Planning Guide for Success.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Utilize the Fence Hurdle Drill to Improve Mechanics!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Florida State University Assistant Coach, Ken Harnden, shows the setup and coaching points for one of the most common trail and lead leg drills, the fence hurdle drill. Coach Harnden explains the correct body posture and knee/foot mechanics for correctly drilling lower body hurdle mechanics.

Trail Leg and Lead Leg Fence Drill

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




Prepare Your Middle Distance Runners for the Racing Season!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Villanova Head Track & Field Coach, Marcus O’Sullivan, discusses how anaerobic work is needed to prep for the racing season. He also walks us through how to build an annual plan starting with the “big race” you want your athletes to peak at, then working backwards to the start of the season.

Strategies Towards the Racing Season

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Marcus O’Sullivan: Middle Distance Training.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Improve Your Full Discus Throw with the “Reverse” and “Dynamic Reverse!”

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Nationally recognized throwing coach Larry Judge has an athlete demonstrate the full throwing movement with the reverse at the end of the throw where the rear foot swings through to the front. Coach Judge then shows you the “Dynamic Reverse” where the athlete reverses the legs and feet and continues on a spin to maintain balance and stay within the circle.

Full Throw with Reverse and Dynamic Reverse

Coach Judge emphasizes that the athlete always stay in the ring during practice.

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




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