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Approach Drills for Clearing the Hurdles Properly!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

An expert in teaching the hurdles, Doug Case, gives you some approach drills to prepare your runners for the first hurdle. This will help your athletes judge the proper distance to jump the initial hurdle.

The “stand up” call will train your athletes to look up and be ready to lift over the first hurdle. Also, it is important to note that a tall hurdler should launch closer to the hurdle than a shorter hurdler.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Arkansas Track and Field Presents Common Errors and Corrections Men’s Hurdles. Discover other great Arkansas Track and Field Series videos apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!




Great Lead Leg Drills to Improve Your Hurdlers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

Before you can take on a full flight of hurdles one must first learn the movements as discussed here in the “Lead Leg Drill.” Listen to former All-American, Elisha Brewer, and watch as this is a very important drill to master before putting an athlete on the track with a full flight of hurdles.

When coaching your athletes you can get a 180 degree or 360 degree visual on their movements. When coaching any sport, it’s important to have a well rounded view of an athlete’s movements so your coaching points and critiques can also be well rounded.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Becoming a Champion: Hurdles for Girls’ Track & Field. Discover other great Hurdling videos apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!




Lower Your Times When Using these Excellent Hurdling Tips!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

As a sprint and relay coach at the University of Arkansas, Doug Case, understands what it takes to be a great hurdler and how to develop specific skills. The lead leg drill will give you a good idea of how to get over the hurdle without getting your foot blocked. The trail leg drill helps you pull your trail leg through, flat over the hurdle.

Hurdling is about setting a rhythm, so with all hurdler drills it is key to set a good rhythm for your steps and motions.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Arkansas Track and Field Presents Common Errors and Corrections Men’s Hurdles. Discover other great Arkansas Track and Field Series videos apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!




Learn How to Build Speed and Confidence in Your Hurdlers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 23, 2013

Discover hurdle specific warm up drills from University of Arkansas Assistant Coach, Doug Case. The Overbacks and Side Steps work on keeping hips high and driving the knees up. These exercises will allow your athletes to clear the hurdles with more confidence and speed.

Try to avoid landing with the same foot twice in a row.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Arkansas Track and Field Presents Common Errors and Corrections Men’s Hurdles. Discover other great Track & Field Digital Video Downloads apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!




Dynamic Stretching Drills for a Proper Hurdles Warm Up!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 23, 2013

Kansas Hurdles Coach, Elisha Brewer, discusses the importance of Dynamic Stretches and how each stretch contributes to the flexibility of hurdling. While each event in track and field requires some level of flexibility, the hurdles are the one running event that puts your body in it’s most unnatural position, thus requiring the need to be flexible. Coach Brewer discusses how each movement increases flexibility necessary to become a successful hurdler.

The drills begin with some basic & movements that are directly related to hurdle movements and progress to some more complex movements that focus more on stretching out the lower back and hamstrings. She begins with “High Knee Pulls” which focuses directly on stretching the lower back and hamstrings, two parts of the body where flexibility are key to become a successful hurdler. From here she rolls right into the “Groin Stretch”, “Hip Circles”, and the “Heel/Toe Walk.”

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Becoming a Champion: Hurdles for Girls’ Track & Field. Discover other great Hurdle DVDs apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!




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