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.
Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “Speed, Agility, and Quickness: Comprehensive Drills and Conditioning for Athletes.” Discover other great Speed Development videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!
In 2012, Mark Brady coached his team to a 5-A State Championship in Texas and has some great advice to offer your sprinters on their starts. It is important to be in a push position in the blocks and then rise to the vertical position after they start.
See how to develop great strength to remain in the starting push position longer throughout the beginning of the race.
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Here we feature drills by coach Maurice Wilson of the Jamaican National Track & Field Team Head Coach. Jamaica has a long tradition of sprinting success, all the way back to Olympic 200 champion Don Quarrie from 1976 to “the World’s Fastest Man” today in Usain Bolt. Critical to any success in the sprints will be the start. His use of drills and strength building at the high school level involves the same techniques and philosophies as the Jamaican Olympic teams.
Coach Wilson first determines how to determine leg placement in the blocks by use of a “fall and start” drill. This will determine your “quick leg”. The leg that comes forward to catch your fall will be the leg you will place in the front block. Next, Coach Wilson makes sure that the three command start is understood. Sometimes as coaches we forget that athletes may need to learn the very basics of the event. Coach Wilson stresses proper positioning and relaxation in the blocks. He then stresses the proper way to drive out of the blocks, staying low and with what he terms the “proper heel recovery.”
Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Sprinting the Jamaican Way: Drills for Speed and Technique. Discover other great Sprints DVDs apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!