Coaching Articles

Sprint Acceleration Training Video

Usain Bolt’s coach Glen Mills believes in sprint training drills, “Athletes tend to reverse to their old habits when put under pressure or when running at maximum velocity. Like helping an actor learning a part, coaches have to continuously react and replay and redo the drills, getting the athlete to run over and over in…

Long Jump Drills Approach Video

Long jump drills for the approach can help train the athlete not foul and how to correct errors. Using a check mark system with your long jump drills will help develop the approach run. Long Jump Drills Approach and Marks   Long Jump Drills: 12 Step Running Approach Long jump drills for the approach include…

Peak Training Shot Put and Discus

Shot Put Drills Discus Throw Drills Peak Training Learn shot put drills and discus throw discus and training for the peak of the season with this brief guide for coaches to follow at the end of the year. Shot Put and Discus Throw Warm Up Dynamic Warm Up 2x30m each Backward lunges High knee skips…

Hurdle Technique and Training Progression

Hurdle Training Progressions   Beginner Hurdle Step Patterns3 Step Hurdling8.00m or less between hurdles1.90m – 2.00m at takeoff before the hurdle.80m – .90m at touchdown after the hurdle1.90m average stride between hurdles (less stride length than sprinting)Set the hurdle distances to accomplish 3 step patternHurdle Height RecommedationsStart low and build up6 – 18″ for beginnersĀ 24…