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Discounted Hurdling Drills

As many coaches prepare for the start of their outdoor seasons they start to wonder what drills they have in their coaching inventory and what level of experience their athletes have in the hurdles.  A drill that we use at the Complete Track and Field Clinic that we find most useful for beginners and experienced…

Rudiment Hops

Before actual triple jump work is accomplished, a period of time is spent developing general work capacities; rudiment hops is a valued part of this.  It is here where coaches have an awesome opportunity to teach the how’s and why’s of the jump events from its foundation.    Early in the preseason, I begin with…

Proper Posture in Distance Running

When trying to make cross country runners faster there are no more important variables than proper posture and the characteristics of foot contact on each stride cycle.  Foot contact times vary with pace in running.  Slow paces show longer foot contact patterns, and increases in velocity show consistent decreases in contact times (Figure 1).  …