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Get Training Wisdom from Clyde Hart!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Baylor University director of track and field, Clyde Hart, has coached 34 national champions and 533 All-Americans during his time in Waco. Now, he explains some of his thoughts on training for each gender and how moving from quantity to quality in your yearly training routines can help your athletes.

Key to Training

Clip Summary: The theory that Coach Hart preaches is “quantity to quality” as the season goes on. He discusses building a good base in a pyramid of training, then advancing up the pyramid by switching the ratio of aerobic to anaerobic work.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Clyde Hart’s 200/400M Sprint Training Program.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

Discover Proper Takeoff Technique for the High Jump!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

One of the most crucial aspects of clearing the bar on the high jump is taking off from the correct location. Gary Pepin, University of Nebraska head track coach, shows you the optimal takeoff locations for both males and females before explaining the body position and angles that lead to great jumps.

The Takeoff

Drill Summary: The ideal takeoff position for males and females is different. For females, the distance they should typically jump from is about 18″ to 36″ away from the crossbar. For males, the distance is about 36″ to 60″. The foot plant itself should be even with the standard or up to 18″ inside it. When taking off, look to drive the plant leg flat footed into a position where the rest of the body doesn’t go back down again (the athlete should already be compressed and ready to spring up). Keep the angle of the plant leg as straight as possible and explode up and over the bar.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “World Class High Jump.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

Learn a Medicine Ball Routine Designed for Distance Runners!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Grinnell College head track & field and cross country coach, William Freeman, presents a medicine ball workout focused on increasing the effectiveness of your distance runners. Athletes will increase their core strength, body rotation and flexibility with the drills in Coach Freeman’s workout.

Medicine Ball Routine #1

Drill Summary: The exercises in the routine include: standing overhead throws, hip catch-n-toss, partner exchange, sit up catch-n-toss, squat chest throws, underhand toss for height, front loaders and trunk rotations.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching High School Track & Field: Distance Running.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

New Track & Field Video for the Sprints & Hurdles!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 17, 2014

Over 50 different drills that will inject necessary balance and variation into your practice! Featuring USTFCCCA National Coach of the Year, Cliff Rovelto.

Ultimate Askren


  • Maximize the benefits that your athletes receive from their warm-up
  • Learn acceleration drills to optimize block starts and refine mid-race mechanics
  • Improve your athletes’ max velocity mechanics
  • Learn how to design hurdle workouts that simulate race day mechanics





More Cliff Rovelto instruction:       

Cliff Rovelto's Complete Guide to the High JumpMega Drills for the Horizontal Jumps

Create Your Track & Field Practice Plans with iPracticeBuilder!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 10, 2014

iPracticeBuilder is a revolutionary iPad app that allows coaches to interactively build, store and share practice plans.

Select drills from your customized drill list and drag-and-drop them into your practice schedule. Inside each drill you can include a description, key points, equipment needed, video, diagrams, and links to web video. When your practice is complete, print it or email it.

Practice planning has never been easier!





Quickly add high-quality drills from the nation’s top track coaches using the in-app drill store!



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