300 Hurdles & 400 Hurdles: Systems vs Philosophies

Posted by Latif Thomas

Some coaches have a system for training various event groups. This system is applied to all athletes in the group, regardless of whether such a system is best suited for that particular type of athlete.

At the collegiate level this can work for knowledgeable coaches because they have the option of recruiting the types of athletes who fit the system.

At the high school level, we’re going to have a larger biodiversity within our big groups. Trying to fit everyone into one style of training may be easier, but it’s not necessarily going to bring the best results, especially for kids who don’t fit that system.

For more on this idea, watch the above video for an interesting clip from Tony Veney’s new training resource ‘Complete Program Design for HS 300 Hurdles & 400 Hurdles where he gets into the pros and cons of coaching systems versus coaching philosophies. It’s a video that can be applied to all event groups.’

Order Tony Veney’s ‘Complete Program Design for HS 300 Hurdles & 400 Hurdles’ today.

Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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