Digital Track and Field’s free educational series of articles will provide important information for coaches on force development including training to improve initial force development and how to develop high rates of force. Track and Field Events and Force Development All sprinters and field event athletes require a combination of strength, speed and power. In […]
Distance Running Training High School Cross Country Runners In Season Training By Joel Pearson USATF Level 3 Certified Coach What happens when the regular season begins varies tremendously among the top programs. Some have succeeded with high mileage programs (this term includes distances from 50 miles per week to well over 100). Others emphasize fast […]
10 Hurdle Training Tips Coaching Hurdles Tip #1 Do not jump hurdles (skim the hurdles) Coaching Hurdle Tip #2 Develop quick trail leg (sweep and rotate the leg) Coaching Hurdles Tip #3 Teach takeoff close to hurdle (low trajectory) Coaching Hurdles Tip #4 Lead with the at takeoff (drive up then extend) Coaching Hurdles Tip […]
Non-throwing drills for the discus Winding The thrower practices the winding motion. The athlete needs to learn how to properly set up the start of the throw. This drill is works on the whole winding motion, not just winding again and again; it prepares the athlete for the next phase of the throw. Wind and […]
Approach Development for the Long Jump Video Long Jumps Drills Approach to Take Off Long Jump Approach Types Blind 5-step approach Do this off of runway. Coach uses chalk to mark 5th step. (Only count contacts of takeoff foot. Step 1, step 2, step 3…etc.) Consistent first 2 steps. Good rhythm. Athlete cannot change approach […]
Strength training is in part about strength, but it is also about event preparation for track and field.