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Discounted Hurdling Drills

As many coaches prepare for the start of their outdoor seasons they start to wonder what drills they have in their coaching inventory and what level of experience their athletes have in the hurdles.  A drill that we use at the Complete Track and Field Clinic that we find most useful for beginners and experienced…

“Working the Dirt”

The 100 meter and 110 meter hurdles events must be thought of as sprint events, and not an event where you dump the slow kids. So don’t fill your hurdler crew with those young people who were not able to make your top three or four flat 100-200 meter sprinters. Since pure acceleration, acceleration, transition…

Sprint Hurdle 101

In this prep for the Master class, we are going to cover the basics of what hurdling is and what hurdling isn’t. First, hurdling is not gathering together everyone that isn’t fast enough to run the short sprints or gain a spot on the 4×100 relay. If you will avoid this first No-No, you will…

Speed Endurance for the Sprint Hurdles

Every sprint race has a period where the ability to hold off the effects of fatigue hurts overall performance. In the 100 meter and 100 meter sprint hurdle races, the transition from acceleration, to top end and speed endurance are almost identical. Both races hit max velocity at almost the same location in sub-elite and…

Simplified Coaching in the Sprint Hurdles

Simplified Coaching in the Sprint Hurdles Boo Schexnayder, Schexnayder Athletic Consulting Introduction Coaching the sprint hurdles can be a daunting task… many variables and few constants. Here we ease coaching by developing a simple coaching system for the 100 and 110 hurdles. The key to simplifying the hurdles, as in any other technical event, lies…