Cliff Rovelto has experience working with elite athletes and knows what it takes to build championship hurdlers and sprinters. You will learn a great drill for working on max velocity, which helps you maintain form in the later part of the sprint/hurdle events. The athlete will perform an “A” Run with his arms extended over his head.
The reason for the arms to be extended overhead is to force the athlete to stand tall when performing the “A” Run. The athlete is staying tall and applying force into the ground with his feet. This drill can be modified for younger athletes by using a medicine ball instead of a bar.
Maurice Wilson coached the Jamaican National Team in the 2012 Olympic Games and here he shows us two great drills for working on the technique of sprinting. Athletes perform a High Step Drill followed by an “A” Skip Drill. Coach Wilson’s explanations make it easy to see why these drills are important.
Coach Wilson gives cues on what to look for while administering these drills. His cues are quick and easy to follow.
Kansas State Head Track & Field Coach, Cliff Rovelto, has his athlete demonstrate a max velocity exercise called the ‘Drum Drill.’ This will help your athletes achieve a specific stride frequency and work on a stride length that will lower your times.
World class strength & conditioning coach, Tim McClellan, guides you through a variety of sprint mechanics drills. These are excellent progressions to work on the technical aspect of creating more force in your legs.
For the B-Skips it is important to get your foot under your hips and to lift your knee and foot up to waist height.
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