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World Class Curve Running Tips and Demonstrations!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 24, 2013

Monte Stratton, winner of 24 conference titles at TCU and Texas-Arlington, has Olympian Doc Patton demonstrate curve running. Take a look at how Coach Stratton prepares his sprinters to run their best on the curve.

The main concepts to focus on are the arm action and watching to make sure that you don’t touch the line.

Check out this world class DVD, World Class Sprints & Relays, to view another excellent instructional clip.  See what other Sprints DVDs we have in our expansive Track & Field DVD collection.




Generate More Power to Increase the Height of Your Jumps!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 24, 2013

For a high jumper, the most fundamental skill to master is the approach. The more speed your athlete is able to maintain on the turn and the more power at takeoff, the higher the potential for your jump! Jim VanHootegem, Texas A&M jump coach, describes what he terms “our core drill”, which are circle runs, to develop this ability to generate speed and power.

Coach VanHootegem marks out a circle, in this case a 9 foo radius.  The smaller your circle, the more force and control your athlete will need to develop.  A larger circle would be more appropriate for earlier in the season or a less developed athlete.  You will need to use your “coaching eye” to determine the proper radius of circle your athlete.  The emphasis will be on remaining tall as you run, hips and shoulders should be perpendicular to the ground.  The lean the athlete has should be naturally developed by the speed of the run and the radius of the turn.  The athlete should feel the force of the run on the outside of the foot.

Check out this world class DVD, Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship High Jump, to view another excellent instructional clip.  See what other High Jump DVDs we have in our expansive Track & Field DVD collection.




Exceptional Take Off Drills to Increase Your High Jump!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, April 19, 2013

Texas A&M Assistant Track Coach, Jim VanHootegem, has been a member of five NCAA Championship coaching staffs.  Here he walks you through unique takeoff drills that are great for beginner to more experienced jumpers. The takeoff progressions helps develop coordination, elastic strength, posture, and ground force production as well as plyometric development for the moment of takeoff.

 

You will see demonstration of rocking chair drills in the clip above.

Check out this world class DVD, Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship High Jump, to view another excellent instructional clip.  See what other High Jump DVDs we have in our expansive Track & Field DVD collection.




Refine Your Take-Off Mechanics to Maximize Your Distance!

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

For long and triple jumpers, early season can be a challenge, as weather may limit the number of days they can actually jump outdoors. Texas A & M jumps Coach Jim VanHootegem, introduces a take-off drill that would be appropriate both in and outdoors for working on take-off mechanics. Called “The Rocking Chair Walk,” this drill works specifically on the mechanics of the foot on the take-off.

Main coaching points would be to ensure ankle stability throughout the movement. This allows the center of gravity to settle. As the foot rolls over onto the ball of the foot, the athlete drives upward with the foot and fully extends it out. As the drill progresses in difficulty, you can add a skipping motion into it, and eventually move to a high skip off the drill. Be sure to emphasize that the foot stays low as the hips move high. As you move to the high skip drill, you should feel a complete extension of the leg at take-off.

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




Phenomenal Horizontal Jump Drills to Increase Your Distance!

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

2011 Assistant Coach of the Year by the United States Track Coaches Association,  Jim Vanhootegem, walks you through unique multi jump drills that are great for both jumpers and sprinters. As a member of NCAA Championship Coaching staffs,Coach Vanhootegem,  helps you develop coordination, elastic strength, posture, and ground force production as well as plyometric development.

In the baby bound series it is important to pay attention to the movement of the raised leg.  Also, make sure to do these drills off of both legs.

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




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