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Texas A&M Head Coach, Pat Henry, is ranked third all time in NCAA title wins! In order to accomplish an excellent sprint relay handoff, Coach Henry stresses the idea that you must have good sprint mechanics.
Your athletes should be on one side of the lane, one taking the inside, one taking the outside, to avoid tripping or running into each other. When the incoming runner makes the call for the hand-off, the outgoing runner should bring the hand up high with an open palm, providing a clear target. The incoming runner should hand the baton in one quick pushing motion. No time should be wasted, and no motion should be wasted. Relay racing should be one of the most enjoyable aspects of a track team, but as Coach Henry points out, it also carries the responsibility of hard work and concentrated effort.
Check out this world class DVD, Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship Sprints, Starts and Relays, to view another excellent instructional clip. See what other Relay DVDs we have in our expansive Track & Field DVD collection.
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We have recently added new DVDs to our World Class Track & Field Technique Series. This series has been labeled as the world’s preeminent Track & Field DVD Series as it features Olympic athletes and coaches! The DVDs are broken down by event to allow you to learn tips, techniques, and drills from the best in the world. Check out the DVDs below and start improving your performances!
World Class Sprints & Relays
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World Class Long Jump
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World Class Javelin Throw
World Class Pole Vault