Wicket Drills for Distance Runners

Posted by Latif Thomas



It’s no secret that modern training strategies for middle distance and distance runners have evolved toward using more speed training and speed development workouts and progressions typically found in sprints programs.

But your strengths probably aren’t in your understanding of not only how to teach efficient sprinting mechanics to your distance athletes, but also how, when, and why speed development workouts are critical to the continued development and success of your endurance athletes.

If you want to learn more about how you can best add this type of training to your program, but don’t want to become an expert sprints coach in the process, you’re exactly the type of coach who should consider adding maximum velocity wicket drills into your training.

Distance coaches frequently assume this is an activity for sprinters, but that’s not the case.

There are a number of benefits to your middle distance and distance runners.

In this video, Ron Grigg (Jacksonville University) explain many of those benefits and show you video of how to coach and correct athletes doing the drill, while using his own distance runners as examples.


Too many coaches give up on the idea of getting consistent and sustained benefits from patiently teaching and progressing top end speed and mechanics because they weren’t coached well, competed in different events or sports, or just don’t understand how to apply the fancy drills from internet and Instagram gurus.

But your story doesn’t have to end that way.

This is why Ron Grigg created ‘The Maximum Velocity Wicket Drill: Variations, Programming, & Progressions’.

It’s also why I have been on him like white on rice the last 8 months to organize and record his thoughts because he’s genuinely an elite, *elite* level instructor.

And his program is ready today.

Here’s What You’ll Get Inside This Course…

#1 – How to identify and teach the fundamental postures and positions required to lead athletes to faster top speeds via Ron’s complete 13 frame-by-frame analysis of a full sprint cycle

#2 – You’ll have access to an automated method for generating spacings out to 23 strikes, regardless of ability level.

#3 – A consistent spacing 300/400H chart covering 13 – 19 step patterns between hurdles so rhythm and consistency can be trained throughout the race

#4 – The top 7 reasons you should be using wickets with middle distance and distance runners…as well as the specific differences you should be aware of with endurance athletes

#5 – 10 wicket drill variations (with video analysis) show you exactly how to vary and progress spacing based on time training phase practice goals….from transitioning into max velocity and speed endurance, reinforcing lactate development, technical development, and more…

#6 – In the ‘Distance Coach’ version of the program, you’ll also get full access to Ron’s ‘Complete Program Design for 400/800 (and 600) Runners’.

If you coach middle distance or distance runners, maximize the effectiveness of the knowledge acquired with your wicket drill program by implementing Ron’s workouts and progressions.

It’s a great option if you understand the importance of speed development for endurance athletes, but don’t have the experience of a sprints coach.

There are 2 versions of the program. “Standard” and “Distance”.

Here’s the breakdown of each level:

What You’re About To Get (Standard Version)

  • Component 01: 1.5 hour ‘Maximum Velocity Wicket Drills: Variations, Programming & Progressions’ video course [$247 Value]
  • Component 02:  Wicket Drill Calculator, 300/400H spacings chart, program PP slides [$77 Value]
  • BONUS: Unlimited Email Support w/Coach Grigg [$197 Value]

…A Total Value of $521

 

What You’re About To Get (Distance Version)

  • Component 01: 1.5 hour ‘Maximum Velocity Wicket Drills: Variations, Programming & Progressions’ video course [$247 Value]
  • Component 02:  Wicket Drill Calculator, 300/400H spacings chart, program PP slides [$77 Value]
  • BONUS #1: Unlimited Email Support w/Coach Grigg [$197 Value]
  • BONUS #2: Complete Program Design for 400/600/800 Runners [$197 Value]

…A Total Value of $718

 

Quick question for you:

…If the only thing this Wicket Drill Program did for you was shave .10 – .15 seconds off each leg of your 4×100 team, moving your school up the performance list by .40 – .60 seconds…would it be worth it?

…If the only thing this Wicket Drill Program did for you was create an easily understood ‘language’ about coaching Maximum Velocity and top speed technique you and your athletes both understand…erasing any confusion about expectations…or what constitutes success and failure…drastically improving the quality and efficiency of your practices…would it be worth it?

…If the only thing this Wicket Drill Program did was make it faster and easier for you to plan practice activities and react effectively to issues you see at practice…would it be worth it?

I sure hope so!

So, here’s what’s up…

The ‘Standard’ version of the program will sell for the regular $97.00 once this launch ends at the end of the day on Friday, January 31. But since you’re getting in on the ground floor…

You can get Ron’s ‘Maximum Velocity Wicket Drills: Variations, Programming & Progressions’ for just $57 today.

Click Here Now to Purchase the ‘Standard’ Package for Just $57

The ‘Distance’ version will be priced at $197.00 to the public, but it’s not offered. You can get access for just $97 today…but not once the launch ends.

Click Here Now to Purchase the ‘Distance’ Package for Just $97

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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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