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Kansas State University Head Track and Field Coach, Cliff Rovelto, provides you with a great drill for working on sprint mechanics that will help with the max velocity phase of the hurdle events. Here, the athlete performs an “A” Run over 4 banana hurdles. This will teach sprint mechanics for the later part of the hurdle event.
One athlete performs this drill. The athlete is staying tall with his thighs parallel to the ground, an important part to applying force into the ground. Coach Rovelto gives an excellent explanation of this drill and goes into why drills are done during practice. This is a great drill to teach running tall and the importance of front side mechanics in applying force into the ground. This drill can be done all year and in any gym or track complex to help give greater meaning to why sprint mechanics are so important during the second half of any sprint/hurdle event.
Kansas State Head Track & Field Coach, Cliff Rovelto, has his athlete demonstrate a max velocity exercise called the ‘Drum Drill.’ This will help your athletes achieve a specific stride frequency and work on a stride length that will lower your times.
See some excellent drills that will increase the distance of your long jump with Kansas State University Director of Track & Field, Cliff Rovelto. Coach Rovelto is also a 7x Team USA staff member and has his demonstrator show you various exercises using hurdles. This information will help you improve your build up to the long jump take off and allow you to generate the most amount of force possible.
This clip begins with Mini Hurdle Drills. You need to focus on getting your knees up high and your hands by the hips. Next, you will see Straight Leg Hops and Lateral Straight Leg Hops that allow you to work on applying quick force to the ground and increase hip strength. Lastly, watch demonstration of Regular Hurdle Hops. Make sure to bring your knees to the chest when jumping over the hurdle.
Get insight from the all-time most winningest track & field coach in Big 12 history, Gary Pepin. Coach Pepin has been the University Nebraska Track & Field Head Coach for 32 years. He has the experience and knowledge to propel your athletes to the next level. Take a look at some great exercises you can do to prepare for the high jump.
Once the take-off has been successfully executed, bar clearance becomes a matter of athlete perception and co-ordination. Coach Pepin shows you drills to help the athlete practice this, and how to execute properly over the bar actions.
Coach Pepin also teaches a number of drills to strengthen the athlete and to re-enforce the proper high jump technique. This includes the circle drill and the figure eight drill. All of these drills can be used either in the off-season or early in season to help develop your high jumpers!