Where I live, there’s a blizzard happening. I can’t tell you how excited I am to shovel the 24+ inches of snow that has fallen.
By excited, I mean I will cry myself to sleep tonight.
Regardless, I thought I’d share a video playlist from my YouTube Channel. And by ‘I thought’, I mean I stole the idea from another coach. (Thanks Coach Bartlett!)
The list contains a video or two covering each event group.
Also, if you decide to purchase the programs affiliated with some of the videos, you’ll get 20% off when you enter Complete Track and Field coupon code: BLIZZARD
How to Get Set Up in the Blocks to Ensure an Explosive ‘Zero Step’
Every sprinter needs to improve their start, especially the first step. But, if they’re not set up correctly in the blocks, they will not run their fastest. Here is why that is and a simple drill for getting set up properly in the ‘Set’ position.
Strength and Power Training for 100 Meter Sprinters
Strength and power development is as important to success in the sprints as the workouts on the track. Sprinters who don’t lift aren’t really sprinters. Sprints coaches who don’t emphasize the weight room (or strength and power development if you don’t have one) aren’t really sprints coaches. They’re also fired.
Training Systems vs Training Philosophy in the 300 Hurdles & 400 Hurdles
These are not distance events. And you can't get optimal results training your 300 or 400 hurdles the exact same way. Get more out of training by understanding the difference between having a 'System' and a 'Philosophy'.
Key Factors in Improving Consistency and Distance in the Long Jump
Man. I see some weird stuff when I'm watching the jumps at meets. Weird starts. Weird approaches. Weird landings. Weird coaching cues. Many of your jumpers' problems in the air are the result of a terrible set up and take off (last 4 steps). Here's what they should be doing.
Order The Long Jump: Technique & Teaching (DVD) with Boo Schexnayder
Order Complete Technique & Teaching for the Jumps (5 DVDs: LJ, TJ, HJ, Weight Training, Practice Drills/Exercises) with Boo Schexnayder
How to Run the 800 Meter Race
It's amazing how many kids (across all event groups) don't have/aren't given race plans. 'How do I run the race?' is probably the most popular question we get at the CTF Summer Clinic. Here's an extremely detailed video about how to run the 800 meter race.
Glide Shot Put Technical Progressions and Training Drills for Outside of the Circle
The shot put is a highly technical event. Success requires more than just teaching the specific movements of the event. This video covers both.