Home / 2020 / January

Archives for January 2020

Wicket Drills for Distance Runners

It’s no secret that modern training strategies for middle distance and distance runners have evolved toward using more speed training and speed development workouts and progressions typically found in sprints programs. But your strengths probably aren’t in your understanding of not only how to teach efficient sprinting mechanics to your distance athletes, but also how,…

How to Set Up the Wicket Drill

The “wicket drill” is the best drill on the planet for developing maximum velocity mechanics and technique. The problem is that most coaches don’t know how to set them up properly, let alone instruct them in a way that maximizes the effectiveness of the activity. If they’re set up wrong, especially the run in, the…

What We Learned Shadowing Boo Schexnayder and the LSU Track & Field Program

In October (2019), I went down to Baton Rouge with my good friend David Cusano (Head T&F Coach – Colby College) to shadow Boo Schexnayder and the LSU track and field program. During the time we were there, the team was starting their second cycle of GPP. They were coming off a recovery week and…