Watch as Coach Nick Kohl explains, and jumpers demonstrate these strength drills. Rooties involve holding a weight which isolates the arms and makes the jumpers use their hips in this posture drill. Pogos place emphasis […]
Watch as Coach Wesley Miller discusses the long jump and resistance training. It is important that the resistance not be so heavy that the runner can’t get up to speed in transition. Resistance will slow […]
By: Joseph M. Hoedel, Ph.D. Provided by: Character Development & Leadership “One chance is all you need.” Imagine the setting – the summer of 1936, Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler, chancellor of Germany and leader of […]
Watch as Coach Reid Ehrisman explains that carrying the pole efficiently is the #1 thing that he works on with his vaulters. Coach explains the pole power position reviewing proper hand placement and positioning.
Watch as Coach Jeremy Fischer explains and a high jumper demonstrates these short approach drills. The jumper will execute the scissors, the 3-step, and the box drills before attempting a full approach.
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics The Pyramid of Teaching Success in Sport is a popular athlete-centered coaching philosophy framework. Legendary American college basketball coach John Wooden […]
Watch as Coach James Thomas discusses getting athletes to improve their rotation over the bar. The body is telling the jumper to rotate but the mind is fighting the impulse. This is evident by both […]
Watch as Coach Seth Roberson explains and throwers demonstrate this pop back power-drill. The drill emphasizes the front side rotation, keeping the front hip back enough over the back leg.
By: Joseph M. Hoedel, Ph.D. Provided By: Character Development & Leadership “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” The chants “Go Pre,” “Go Pre,” “Go Pre” were coming from 12,000 […]
Watch as Coach Terrence Trammell explains and demonstrates block starts positioning, emphasizing consistency every time. Measuring off the steps from the 1st pedal to the 2nd pedal is key. Coach reviews the method of setting […]
Watch as Coach Dave Anderson discusses open exchange relay fundamentals. The incoming runner must present the baton during the exchange in vertical position and not straight out. Coach reviews the outgoing runners proper fundamentals to […]
By: Chris Parno Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA I used to be slightly offended by the response I got from people when I told them that I was a collegiate track coach. […]
Watch as Coach Ken Harnden explains and a sprinter demonstrates these hurdle mobility warmups. These warmup drills include walk overs, can cans, toe taps, backward walk overs, and over and unders.
Watch as Coach Wesley Miller discusses the long jump approach and steering to the board. Steering can be taught and improved on through practice. The athlete should be in a position on the approach that […]
By: Iliyan Chamov Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA In the beginning of the twentieth century, the triple jump gained popularity in the USA, and later on in Europe and rest of the […]
Watch as Coach A.G. Kruger explains and a thrower demonstrates these various box jump exercises.
Watch as Coach Orlando McDaniel discusses how coaches should look for every opportunity to coach and stresses that it does not just apply to athletics. The goal is to make your athletes receptive to all […]
By: Andreas V. Maheras, Ph.D Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA During the course of a hammer throw, the thrower will turn with the hammer three or four times alternating between double and […]
Watch as Coach Reid Ehrisman explains and vaulters demonstrate this high bar takeoff drill that should be executed on a stationary apparatus that does not move. This is a short run drill and the vaulter […]
Watch as Coach Dave Anderson discusses the importance of the incoming runner in preparation of passing the baton to spy the shoulder of the outgoing runner. The outgoing runner must present a target with a […]
By: Brian Zuleger, Ph.D. Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA “I got a kid who…” this is a common phrase that coaches from all sports and all levels often ask sport psychology professionals. […]
Watch as Coach Joey Woody explains and runners demonstrate passing the baton in the exchange zone.
Watch as Coach Erik Jenkins explains and a sprinter demonstrates these hurdle mobility drills: walkovers, sidekicks at 90 degrees, hurdle hops, and hurdle holds.
Watch as Coach Wesley Miller discusses how long jumpers may need to adjust their starting mark due to external conditions such as a head wind. This will require the jumper to make minor adjustments on […]
By: Timothy Makubuya and Micky Kaufman Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA Athletes of all kinds are often challenged when deciding racing strategy and tactics for particular races. Obviously, no one suggestion will […]
Coach Vince Anderson explains and Hurdlers demonstrate these Strength Exercises
Watch as Coach Dave Anderson discusses the importance of a balanced stance in which the runner can execute the best pushoff with a zero step technique.
Watch as Coach Drew Fuji explains and a long jumper demonstrates this box step-up exercise which mimics the actual take off of a jump. It is important if you use a right and left take […]
A Practical Guide to Speed and Speed Development By: Mike Thorson Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA Speed: Stride length multiplied by stride frequency. It is defined as the ability to perform specific […]
Watch as Coach James Thomas explains that the approach is the most important part of the high jump and the success of the approach is dictated by how to run the circle or curve.