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Achieve Greater High Jumps with the Hip Penultimate Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

John Gartland of Indiana State University offers a simple drill to improve your athlete’s penultimate step, knee drive, and arm movement. Gartland walks you through the coaching keys to the drill and his athletes demonstrate how the drill should be performed.

Hip Penultimate Drill

The drill is performed when the jumper takes a very short approach to the pad and uses a high knee drive to propel themselves up onto the pad, minimizing the impact on the athlete’s legs.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the High Jump.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Learn Sprint Mechanics from the Jamaican National Team Head Coach!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

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.

Sprint Mechanics

Coach Wilson gives cues on what to look for while administering these drills. His cues are quick and easy to follow.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Sprint Training the Jamaican Way.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Sprints.




Understand the Importance in Jump Training for the Hurdles!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

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.

Double Leg Hop Drills

These drills can be done all year and in any gym or track complex.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Mega Drills for the Sprints and Hurdles.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Hurdles.




Focus on the Last Two Steps of Your High Jumps!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

The penultimate and ultimate steps are the focus of Indiana State’s John Gartland here in this drill. Gartland explains how he reinforces the idea of keeping your ankles dorsiflexed and driving your knee throughout the drill. This drill can be done in the gym, on the track, or anywhere.

Continuous Pop Up

This drill is part of Gartland’s penultimate ultimate curriculum to achieve higher and higher jumps! The focus on dorsiflexion, high knee drive, and the incorporation of the arm block, make this a must for all high jumpers.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the High Jump.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on High Jump.




Develop Proper Running Motion for the Pole Vault!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

In this clip, Indiana State Pole Vault Coach Jeff Martin uses mini-hurdles to get his athletes to “run tall” and to focus on driving their knees in a smooth running motion. Martin walks you through the progression and shows you how you can utilize those broken or cut-off pole vault poles that are laying around your storage areas.

Mini-Hurdles

The athlete works on acceleration and approach mechanics, while feeling what it’s like to hold onto a pole while performing these drills. The approach drills presented by Coach Martin are a requirement for any serious Pole Vault coach looking to add simple, easy to perform drills to their practices and help everyone from their beginners to their more advanced vaulters.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the Pole Vault.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Pole Vault.




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