Long Jump Drills and Tips

Long Jump Drills and Tips Coach Travis Geopfert (University of Arkansas) Pop Ups and Penultimate Drills Continuous pop-ups Most specific plyometric drill for long jumping. Easy jog into the penultimate set-up Many repetitions are very important. Penultimate set up off...

Glide Shot Put Standing Throw

Standing Throw The shot-putter sets up the upper body similar to the crunch drill with the left arm down. The left leg is lifted up 4-8 inches off the ground to simulate the right to left action in the throw. The delivery phase is the same as the full throw. The width...

Strength Training High School Athletes

12 Week Strength Training Plan This is a 12 week introductory plan designed with younger athletes in mind, especially 7-9th grade athletes.  It is designed to address many common needs for this age group, and sport.  It could also be used for older athletes that don’t...

Discus Throw Training Practice Plan

Discus Throw and Spin Shot Put Throwing Practice Progressions Author: Scott Cappos Discus Throw Session 1 Teaching Progression x10 each drill Start and winding Start to step out Start to step to the middle Start to step to the middle, turn to power position Start and...

Glide Shot Put Training Practice Plan

Throwing Practice Progressions Glide Shot Put *Unless noted the standard weight shot put  will be used in training -Light medicine balls and shot puts (1-3 pounds under standard weight) 6-8 pounds for high school girls and 8-10 pounds for high school boys The Start...

Shot Put and Discus Warm Up Routines

Warm Up and Training Design Shot Put and Discus Throw Shot put and discus training programs combine speed, strength and technique, warmup routines should reflect these elements also. Coaches develop training programs with the end result in mind, getting the best...

Track and Field Weight Lifting and Clean Progressions

Ideas for Track and Field Weight Lifting Proper technique in weight training and conditioning is critical and the coach or other professionally trained supervisor must watch over all activities performed by the athletes. Progress slowly and teach proper technique in...

Olympic Lifting Exercises For Track and Field

Olympic Lifting Exercises for Track and Field Athletes A few of the first exercises for teaching the clean for weightlifting. Starting at mid-thigh and slowly working down to below the knees working on snapping the elbows on the catch and squatting down are good cues....

Medicine Ball Throw Circuits

Medicine ball training can serve to assist with training objectives in sports performance.  Adding medicine ball exercises as part of the active dynamic routine can help improve overall athletic ability. In addition, medicine ball throws can be part of circuit...

Shot Put and Discus Videos

Shot Put and Discus Throw Training Videos Standing throw, glide shot put teaching progression, spin shot put teaching progression and discus throw progression. Includes drills with detailed coaching points and excellent demonstrations from elite throwers.If you do not...

Long Jump and Triple Jump Videos

Long Jump Coaching Tips Use only maximum controllable speed. Train the full approach with check marks. Ingraining good mechanics in the penultimate set-up is very important. Maintain horizontal velocity.  Do not slow down at take-off. Practice jumps are used for...

Sprints and Hurdles Videos

Coaching Tips Train at race pace and faster Train at 90-100% speed Train under 75% speed for technique development Do not train at 80-90% speed on a regular basis Run fast early in the training program to run faster at the championship phase The active dynamic warm up...

Sprinting Workouts Starting Blocks For Track and Field Video

Starting Blocks For Sprinters Whether you watch the greatest sprinters of all-time like Usain Bolt and Carl Lewis, or high school sprinters: the start is a key factor for a great race and it all begins out of the blocks. Starting blocks are used in the sprinting...

High Jump Mechanics Video

Learn about the high jump with precise technical execution and the physics of the event. The video reviews high jump foot placement and how to use proper physics in the high jump. Learn high jump drive mechanics and high jump approach biomechanics with world class...