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.
Watch as Coach A.G. Kruger explains and a thrower demonstrates these cone drills that work on explosiveness and footwork as well as conditioning.
Coaching With an Appropriate Leadership Style By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Leadership is generally defined as a process of influence. A coach’s leadership style, then, comprises […]
Verbal instructions are medium-to-long goal-directed, task-oriented phrases of generally three or more words in length, verbally administered to an individual prior to motor skill performance in order to enhance athletic performance and, or…
Watch as Coach John Gartland explains and high jumpers demonstrate this Back Over Bar Clearance Drill.
Watch as Coach John Dagata explains and a thrower demonstrates the final part of the throw. Coach discusses every segment of the throw with emphasis on balance and remaining stable through the throw.
Watch as Coach Terrence Trammell explains and a sprinter demonstrates flutter kicks. This drill is used as a warm up to fire up the nervous system and get the sprinters moving.
Strengthening Team Cohesion By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Cohesion is typically thought of as the degree to which a group feels connected and remains united while […]
This drill, which I also described in chapter 5, was originally devised as a rehab running drill for Oregon athletes coming back from injury, but at Mead I found it was also a great way to work on mechanics. This is a meat-and-potatoes staple that…
Watch as Coach Elisha Brewer explains and hurdlers demonstrate these Hurdle Mobility Drills.
I think many track and field coaches are missing out on another aspect of sport, and I believe it is affecting our sport adversely. I am talking about the possibility that high school track may not be an individual sport. In fact, I would argue…
Watch as Coach Reid Ehrisman explains and a vaulter demonstrates this walking 7 step rhythm run drill breaking the steps into groups of three that assists with rhythm and cadence.
Watch as Coach Sammy Dabbs explains and shows a video clip of a hurdler demonstrating this 100 meter timed conditioning drill. The hurdler completes six reps with 55 second intervals.
Record Keeping – Quantification is the process of planning and recording training volumes. The quantification process is typically concerned with quantifying…
Watch as Coach Lucky Huber explains and a hurdler demonstrates this whole part teaching method combining drills for the lead and trail leg.
Watch as Coach Tom Schwartz discusses 3 progression methods of distance runner’s workouts involving rest, duration and speed.
Motor learning is a field of sports science that investigates the processes and factors involved in learning skills. In this section we will investigate motor…
The Preliminary Movements: Locating the Rear Foot. The right (throwing side) foot is positioned flat, near the rear edge of the circle, directed away from the…
Watch as Coach Seth Roberson explains the movement out of the back of the ring and throwers demonstrate this kick the cone sweep drill.
Watch as Coach Jarius Cooper explains and a hurdler demonstrates block placement and start technique for attacking the first hurdle.
Watch as Coach John Dagata explains and a thrower demonstrates this glide shot put – double pivot.
Watch as Coach Terrence Trammell explains and demonstrates this high skip drill.
Over the past 60 years all sport training models have benefited from the scientific principles that scientists have developed to explain the natural world.
Watch as Bo Hanson discusses grit, resiliency and mental toughness.
Watch as Coach Erik Jenkins explains and a sprinter demonstrates this bounding single leg hop.
Every hurdle race consists of a start, an approach to the first hurdle, rhythmic running over and between the remaining hurdles, and a sprint to the finish…
Watch as Coach Jeremy Fischer explains and a high jumper demonstrates establishing a curve.