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. Over the past 15 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All State and New England Champions in the sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he had the emotional strength to go back and try to count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter