It’s not easy to teach most high school kids how to hurdle well.
Or, I should say, I have a hard time developing consistent, aggressive and technically sound hurdlers.
I think the difficulty in teaching it explains why there are usually about 10 times as many 100 meter runners on a team as there are hurdlers.
If you can figure out some fundamentals, you can really do a lot of damage at scoring meets.
With that in mind, here are 3 of my favorite hurdles specific posts from the site, all from USATF Master Coach Tony Veney:
- How to Fix 6 Common Mistakes in the Hurdles
- How to Teach Kids to 3 Step
- Annual Planning for High School Hurdlers
To youer success,
USTFCCCA Event Specialist (Sprints, Hurdles & Relays)
USATF Level II (Sprints, Hurdles & Relays)
Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics in the country, he is also the sprints, hurdles, and jumps coach at Bishop Feehan HS in Massachusetts. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter