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Work on Your Max Velocity Phase for the Hurdles!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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.

“A” Run Over Low Hurdles

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.

Gain more insight from, “Mega Drills for the Sprints and Hurdles.” Discover other great Hurdles videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!

Develop Better Stride Length to Lower Sprint Times!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 24, 2014

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.

Drum Drill

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “Mega Drills for the Sprints and Hurdles.” Discover other great Sprint videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!

New Track & Field Video for the Sprints & Hurdles!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 17, 2014

Over 50 different drills that will inject necessary balance and variation into your practice! Featuring USTFCCCA National Coach of the Year, Cliff Rovelto.

Ultimate Askren


  • Maximize the benefits that your athletes receive from their warm-up
  • Learn acceleration drills to optimize block starts and refine mid-race mechanics
  • Improve your athletes’ max velocity mechanics
  • Learn how to design hurdle workouts that simulate race day mechanics





More Cliff Rovelto instruction:       

Cliff Rovelto's Complete Guide to the High JumpMega Drills for the Horizontal Jumps

Great Training Tips to Add Distance to Your Long Jumps!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, October 22, 2012

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.

Check out an additional clip from the product page of “Mega Drills for the Horizontal Jumps.”  See high quality Long Jump DVDs and other Track & Field DVDs from our huge video library!

Top Notch Techniques to Elevate Your High Jump!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, October 22, 2012

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!

Check out an additional clip from the product page of “World Class High Jump.”  See high quality High Jump DVDs and other Track & Field DVDs from our huge video library!


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