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2x ACC Women’s Coach of the Year at Clemson University, Lawrence Johnson, provides you with tips on a lead leg and a trail leg drill for you and your athletes. These are great exercises for coaches to critique their hurdlers, and for the hurdlers to become more advanced.
Work on these drills after the athletes have had the chance to warm up and stretch.
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.
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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.
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