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.
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.