Clemson University Director of Track & Field, Lawrence Johnson, shows us a great block start drill using a medicine ball and a section of high jump mat. The athletes perform a double leg two-handed squat throw onto the high jump mat, simulating the explosive takeoff of a block start.
Several athletes are shown performing the drill and many coaching points are given. This is a great drill to isolate one of the basic power movements of the block start. Use this drill prior to outdoor practice or as a station in a med ball circuit during the general fitness phase of the season.
Sixteen baseball programs, including six of the top eight national seeds, have advanced to the second round (Super Regionals) after a full weekend of exciting baseball. Super regional games consist of a best-of-three series and will be played on June11-14 with the winners advancing to the 2010 Men’s College World Series. The best-of-three match-ups include:
The 2010 National Collegiate Division I Baseball Championship pairings have been released. Seven programs that have partnered with Championship Productions have been selected to the field of 64, including:
The first-round regional games will be played from June 4-7 with the winners advancing to the Super Regionals. The Top Eight National Seeds are: Arizona State, Texas, Florida, Coastal Carolina, Virginia, UCLA, Louisville, and Georgia Tech.