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Get Athletes Used to Every Hurdle Height!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dr. Tommie White, University of Southern California assistant coach, uses the “Desensitization Hurdler’s Drill” to help hurdlers get better at jumping over different hurdle heights. By alternating the height of every other hurdle in this drill, athletes are forced to be consistent with their jumps and maintain speed over the varying hurdles.

Desensitization Hurdler’s Drill

Drill Summary: In this drill, alternate the height of every other hurdle for your athlete. As they become more comfortable running and jumping over those hurdle heights, gradually increase the heights until the hurdles are as high as desired.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Rhythm.
2) Timing.
3) Quickness.
4) Overcoming fear.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Drills & Technical Skills for Hurdling.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Learn Drills and Skills for Better Hurdling!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Watch and listen to great tips from Dr. Tommie Lee White, PhD.  He is the University of Southern California Men’s & Women’s Assistant Coach/Hurdles and has coaches some of the best college runners in the nation! Look at the new Track & Field DVD below:

Drills & Technical Skills for Hurdling

  • Increase sprint speed, improve technical skill and develop the confidence of your hurdlers
  • Utilize a progression of step-over and one hurdle drills to teach the essential fundamentals to hurdlers of any age or ability level
  • Effectively mesh running between hurdles with clearing hurdles

Check out the following new releases in from our Track & Field DVDs:

Coaching Championship Sprint Relays
Coaching Your Athletes to Be Their Very Best
Curriculum Guide to the Shot Put
Curriculum Guide to the Discus
Mega Drills High Jump
Building an Explosive Hurdler
All Access Oklahoma State Cross Country Practice
How to Build a Championship Cross Country Program




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