- Implement hurdle drills into your daily routine to increase an athlete's flexibility which will prevent injuries
- Develop the proper block set-up and starts.
- Learn drills to teach proper sprint mechanics to develop a more powerful and explosive sprinter
- Learn how to execute proper handoffs in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays that will save you precious time
with Doug Case, University of Arkansas Assistant Coach (sprints, relays and pole vault);
2012 USTFCCCA South Central Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year
Learn a teaching progression and methods to correct common sprints and relays errors from University of Arkansas Assistant Coach Doug Case. Using a very simple and straight forward approach, Coach Case takes you through the steps needed to develop proper sprint and relay mechanics.
During a through the technical breakdown of the sprint, Case points out the areas where athletes are most prone to errors and then provides a drill that can be used to correct the problem. You will see:
- Errors and corrections in the start
- Errors and corrections through acceleration/maintenance phase
- Errors and corrections at the finish
Coach Case delivers a thorough breakdown of the start phase. Starting block placement and proper starting techniques are covered, in addition to hand and arm placement and demonstrations on 'what to do' and 'what not to do.' Also shown is a unique way to get your athletes to react to the gun instead of anticipating it!
In the Acceleration & Maintenance Phases of sprint training, Case reveals the most common error to sprinters: "ice skating" or running from side-to-side instead of a straight line. He demonstrates an effective drill to alleviate ice skating at any level.
Get a step-by-step tutorial of the proper execution of the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays. Case shows you the proper form for running the curve and receiving and handing off in each relay. He shows you how to perfect the blind pass for the 4 x 100 and the open pass in the 4 x 400.
Case includes the Razorbacks' practice and meet warm-up. This dynamic warm-up develops proper sprint mechanics and lower body mobility - the building blocks to running sprint events.
Take the guesswork out of fixing common mistakes that cost your sprinters time. Use Coach Case's drills to create fundamentally sound, faster sprinters.
39 minutes. 2013.
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