Six-time Olympic medalist, Matt Grevers, set a new world record in the 100-meter backstroke at the Duel in the Pool event in Indianapolis just a couple weeks ago. In this clip, you’ll learn a backstroke sculling drill from Grevers himself that he likes to use prior to competing in a race.
Drill Summary: This drill focuses on the “finish” of your backstroke. The key is to keep your hands sideways in the water at all times, rotating side to side. When in the water and going backward, pull your knees close to your chest and keep your hands down by your waist. Push the water away from your body using your hands and continue swimming backward with your knees close to your chest. Coach Grevers loves to do this drill right before a race, and even used this drill right before he won the 100M backstroke in the Olympics.
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University of Nebraska head coach, John Cook, is fresh off another National Championship, winning his third as the leader of the Huskers. In this clip, you’ll see a drill Cook uses to help his setters improve their back setting, and you’ll also hear him explain how to make a perfect pass.
Drill Summary: Set up with a single-file line of passers along the back line and a setter just in front of the net. One by one, balls are fed to the person at the front of the single-file line. The player must successfully pass the ball to the setter, who must finish the rep by back setting the ball to the outside pole. After a passer has passed the ball, they run up to the 10 foot line and drop step to their left hip.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Accurate passes.
2) Get backspin on passes to make it easier for the setter.
3) Accurate sets.
4) Drop step to the left hip.
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Mark Perry, University of Illinois associate head coach and former two time National Champion wrestler, explains how to use a single leg shot to get an underhook. As opponents become more advanced, you’ll have to find creative ways like this one to get to an underhook position.
Drill Summary: Take a single-leg shot. If you can get the takedown, great! If you can’t secure it, then drive up and bring your arm onto the opponent’s shoulder into an underhook position. The great part about this move is you can continue to do it multiple times in a row until you get into the position that you desire.
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Jeremy Fischer, head coach and lead instructor at the Chula Vista High Performance Training Center, gives you five different drills for the triple jump that help prepare an athlete for competition. These drills are simple to complete, but can serve as a valuable tool to teach posture and technique.
Drill Summary: There are a variety of drills in this clip. The drills include: Knee Ups, 1-2-3 Drill, Vertical Push, Medium Bound, and Right Right Left / Left Left Right.
Keys to the Drills:
1) Get the thighs parallel to the ground (knee ups).
2) Aggressiveness as the foot goes into the ground (1-2-3 drill).
3) Flat foot on the ground (medium bound).
4) Push force into the ground vertically (right right left / left left right).
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Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at the University of Iowa, Joey Woody, runs an athlete through a series of drills designed for the sprints and relays. Once these drills have been executed, athletes will know how their feet need to strike the ground to drive their body forward in a race.
Drill Summary: There are two main drills in this video.
Ankle Hops – Hop forward, working on hitting the ground, exploding up, and come back into a dorsi-flexed position in the air. It’s important to maintain a small bend in the knee, stay tall and pull the toes up. Coach Woody does this drill every day to strengthen athletes’ shins and ankles to be explosive. This drill can be done forward, backward and laterally.
Acceleration A Skip/March – Focus on swinging the leg from the hip and keeping your knee up in front. The march is in a walking motion (remember to swing arms and get the knees up) and the skip is at a faster pace that focuses on being active when the leg goes down into the ground.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Explode up.
2) Keep feet close together.
3) Swing the leg from the hip.
4) Keep your knee up in front.
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