Blizzard of 2015: Video Playlist

Posted by Latif Thomas

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.

Order Complete 100 Meter Training with Marc Mangiacotti



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.

Order Complete 100 Meter Training with Marc Mangiacotti




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'.

Order Complete Program Design for 300 Hurdles & 400 Hurdles with Tony Veney



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.


Order The Training Model for High School Middle Distance (800m - 1600m) with Scott Christensen




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.

Order Complete Teaching Progressions for the Throwing Events (DVD) with Boo Schexnayder


REMEMBER: When you order any of the programs listed below the videos on this page, add Complete Track and Field coupon code BLIZZARD when you checkout and receive 20% off your order.

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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