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Summer Camp Registration Deadline is This Friday!

If you’re still debating whether or not to come to the clinic this summer, search #ctfclinic on Twitter to see what past attendees said during and after the event. So, every year we get a flood of last minute registrations and countless sad stories from coaches, parents, and athletes who waited too long and get locked out….

“Working the Dirt II”

Let’s look at three more hurdle qualities I believe can assist coaches in making them better able to make your “Newbie” hurdlers fast and your experienced hurdlers faster. I had a community college guy who was competition in his first decathlon, and was terrified of the high hurdles. The hurdle height did not scare him…

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…

Hurdle Nitty Gritty

It’s time to get down to the hurdle nitty gritty. My hurdle practices often resemble a borderline disaster. Sure, I have some kids who have finally developed the ability to three step, cut step and pull their trail leg through. But it’s hard to help them when I’m so distracted by the nightmare taking place…

Trail Leg Slide Drill

Trail Leg Slide Drill By Tony Veney Everybody has done some trail leg circles, now we are going to get into trail leg slides.  One of the reasons why I like this particular drill is it really requires the athlete to get themselves in the proper position, gets another good stretch into the hips, but…