Maurice Wilson was the 2012 Olympic Team Head Coach for the Jamaican National Team and here he explains setting up his training plan for the year based on the different phases of the season. You will hear the details on the general and specific phases of Coach Wilson’s sprint training program.
Coach Wilson breaks down his phases and what time of the year he considers each phase to occur. He also speaks about how many times per week training should occur in his model depending on the age group.
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.
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.
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.