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Essential Sprint Drills from Doug Case!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015

University of Arkansas assistant coach, Doug Case, uses the warm-up drills in this video to help prepare his runners’ bodies for competition. These drills will fire up the muscles athletes need the most during sprints, helping sprinters run their fastest while avoiding injuries.

Sprint Drills

Drill Summary: This clip shows three exercises for sprinters.

1. A March – Athletes walk forward and get their knees high in front of them, while also focusing on keeping their toes up with good body position.

2. A Skips – Athletes once again get their knees high and keep their toes up, but skip instead of walking.

3. Rotary Running – Athletes work on getting their feet to their butts while moving forward at a slow pace, but maintaining quick feet and good arm movement. After 10 meters of Rotary Running, have athletes use the same techniques as they sprint forward.

Keys to the Drill:

1) High knees.
2) Toes pointed up.
3) Don’t land on “mushy feet.”
4) Good arm movement.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Arkansas Track and Field Presents Common Errors and Corrections Sprints.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Become an Explosive Sprinter by Using the “Hurdle Push” Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015

University of Illinois assistant coach Adrian Wheatley uses the “Hurdle Push” drill to teach his sprinters to apply force back into the ground when they’re running. It’s a simple drill, but can pay big dividends on the track for anyone who wants to become a more powerful runner.

Hurdle Push

Drill Summary: For this drill, you’ll need a cart that is used to transport hurdles or anything else that can offer some resistance on the move. The runner starts by taking a good stance and pushing off the ground on the balls of their feet, making sure to apply pressure back into the track. After running 10-20 meters, bring the cart to a halt. Coach Wheatley recommends two sets of three or two sets of four in this drill.

Keys to the Drill:

1) “Push” back on the track.
2) Run on the balls of your feet.
3) Drive through the cart/object.
4) Stop when the cart reaches a speed that it’s offering little resistance.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Fundamental Drills and Mechanics for Successful Sprinting.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Warm-Up Sprinters with These Drills from Dana Boone!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Dana Boone, the Texas State University head track & field coach, teaches five warm-up drills for sprinters that help promote proper mechanics. Coach Boone has used these drills en route to coaching 53 All-Americans during her career.

Warm-Up Drills for Sprinters

Drill Summary: Drills included in the video are: A skips, high knees, straight leg bound, alternate fast leg and jump rope runs.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Becoming a Champion: Sprints & Relays for Girls’ Track & Field.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Improve Acceleration for Sprints with the Medicine Ball Chest Pass!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

Jamaican National Track & Field Team Head Coach, Maurice Wilson , shows us a great Medicine Ball Chest Pass Drill for working on acceleration for sprinting. Coach Wilson’s Medicine Ball Chest Pass is part of another series of drills for acceleration, which is needed in the first part of any sprint race.

Medicine Ball Chest Pass

One athlete performs this drill. Coach Wilson gives cues on what to look for with while administering this drill. His cues are quick and easy to follow and understand. This drill can be done all year and in any gym or track complex, Coach Wilson performs them on grass.

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Sprint Training the Jamaican Way.” View other world class Track videos!




Improve Sprints/Hurdles with the Under Forward Shot Throw Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

Kansas State University Head Track and Field Coach, Cliff Rovelto, shows us a great Under Forward Shot Throw Drill which works on hip activation, a key element in the start of sprint/hurdle events. This is a great drill to teach both hip activation and the importance of multi-throw training in your program.

Under Forward Shot Throw

Coach Rovelto starts the drill off by explaining the importance of multi-throw training in the sprint/hurdle events and any power events. This drill can be done all year and in any gym (with medicine balls) or track complex to help give greater meaning to importance of hip activation during any sprint/hurdle event.

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Mega Drills for the Sprints and Hurdles.” View other world class Track videos!

 




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