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Improve Your Times with These World Class Hurdle Drills!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, March 22, 2013

Back-to-Back-to-Back Men’s & Women’s NCAA Champions (2011, 2010, 2009) at Texas A & M have achieved such success because of coaches like Vince Anderson.  The philosophy for hurdlers is that they are SPRINTERS FIRST! He recommends that you should have the same number of days concentrating on speed development as you do on hurdle technique. However, to be realistic, hurdling does require timing and skill development all its own. A hurdler has a limited amount of space and time to continue to build or maintain speed. In order to develop the skill of quickly building speed, Coach Anderson uses two “Frequency Drills.”

The first is a “Dribble Run”. In this drill, the athlete will increase the tempo of their step in three segments, of about 10 meters apiece. The first segment, the athlete will “Step over their calf” as quickly as possible. The second segment , the athlete will “Step over their crew sock”, increasing the tempo, and in the third segment, they will “Step over their ankle”. This increases the tempo and quickness of the workout progressively.

The second exercise is a “Fast Leg Drill”, where the athlete will work on accelerating. Again, using three segments, the athlete starts out with a 4’ stride length, then goes to 4’3, then to 4’6 in our example. The exercise could begin with 18 strides, and move as far out as 21 strides. The developmental level of your athletes will determine how far your athletes will want to go as they begin this drill. The main point of the exercise is to work quickness of the feet while accelerating.

View an additional clip from Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship Sprint Hurdles.  See what other Hurdling DVDs we have in our world class Track & Field DVD collection!




Exceptional Hurdling Tips from a World Class Coach!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, February 22, 2013

Vince Anderson, from the back-to-back-to-back NCAA National Championship staff at Texas A&M, walks you through how to set up, and train an effective hurdle approach. Coach Anderson will show you how to utilize discount hurdles properly. These techniques will help you adjust for any skill level, and help the athlete achieve confidence, and proper setup for the hurdles.

 

Use coaching marks and take off marks to judge your hurdlers approach. These will help you clear the hurdle faster and more efficiently.

View an additional clip from Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship Sprint Hurdles.  See what other Hurdling DVDs we have in our world class Track & Field DVD collection!




Lower Your Time in the Next Hurdling Event!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, February 22, 2013

World Renown Sprints/Hurdles Coach Vince Anderson has coached over 32 All-Americans & 4 event NCAA Champions. Develop technically sound and fast hurdlers using his coaching philosophy and drill progressions. Here you will see Coach Anderson lay out great concepts on speed hurdling.

 

During the speed development segment the hurdles are discounted to reflect the time of year to help increase speed between the hurdles.

View an additional clip from Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship Sprint Hurdles.  See what other Hurdling DVDs we have in our world class Track & Field DVD collection!




Get Exceptional Practice Ideas to Improve Hurdlers!

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

Listen to advice from American Collegiate record holder in the 55M hurdles, Kim Carson.  She currently is on the track coaching staff at Depaul University.  As a coach and an athlete, Carson, has well rounded background to provide great instruction for all aspects of competing in hurdles.  Coach Carson gives you the tools to develop the ability to maintain form and speed from the middle of the race to the last hurdle.  While the ability to develop drills and workouts for a practice is important, we have to remember that it is the day-in, day-out effort over the season that makes a great athlete.

Coach Carson offers some interesting ideas on how to finish strong, including the fact that you must take into account different motivational factors from practice to meet settings, and how to incorporate that into your workouts.

One of the advantages of a seasoned coach or athlete is their ability to see the big picture.  With that in mind Coach Carson offers up ideas on how to teach skills to your athletes in the proper manner, how to plan and design practices, and how to properly set up your workouts.

Check out an additional clip from the product page of “World Class 100M Hurdles.”  See high quality Hurdles DVDs and other Track & Field DVDs from our huge video library!




World Class Hurdle Drills to Improve Your Quickness and Form!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, September 24, 2012

Kim Carson, an American record holder and two time NCAA champion while at LSU, offers some great ideas as both a coach and competitor in her World Class 100 Hurdles video.  The following clips will help you and your team become better hurdlers.  See how you can be at your best for your next meet!

An ideal place to begin looking at the hurdles is in setting up your blocks.  For a beginning hurdler or coach (and even a veteran) the set-up of the starting blocks is critical to your success. Coach Carson offers some easy to follow methods to ensure that your athletes are not only in the proper position in the blocks, but also ways to replicate a start that brings you into the first hurdle in proper hurdling form.

 

 
Certainly a key to better hurdling is developing the over-all athletic talent and skill of your athletes.  Hurdling is unique in that it requires not only great speed, but controlled speed and co-ordination.  The hurdler must develop a combination of speed, flexibility and explosiveness to clear the hurdle and immediately return to sprinting form.  Many are familiar with the various over the hurdle and side to the hurdle drills common in many hurdling programs, but Coach Carson takes things a step further with Advanced Movement Drills, using a teaching progression over smaller and regular sized hurdles.  Some examples of these are one-step and three-step drills emphasizing form and quickness.

 

View another clip from the product page of “World Class 100M Hurdles.”  Check out more Hurdles DVDs and other high quality Track & Field DVDs!




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