Texas A&M Track and Field Drill Series

Texas A&M Track and Field Drill Series
Texas A&M Track and Field Drill Series
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Product Description

  • Learn championship-caliber drills to improve sprint performance
  • Get specific training drills to improve both hurdle technique and speed
  • Includes 30 drills to help your athletes maximize the distance on their throws!
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with Pat Henry,
Texas A&M Head Track and Field Coach;
2017 NCAA Men's Indoor National Champions;
2013 NCAA Men's Outdoor National Champions;
Back-to-Back-to-Back Men's & Women's NCAA Champions (2011, 2010, 2009);
7x NCAA Coach of the Year;
Coach Henry has won 36 NCAA titles in his coaching career - ranking him third all time in NCAA titles won; U.S. Men's National Team Head Coach at the 2007 World Championships (record 10 Gold Medals).

Teach your athletes specific drills that will improve their sprint mechanics, acceleration and maximum velocity -- and lower their sprint times!

Though practice footage with athletes at Texas A&M, Head Coach Pat Henry takes a coach step by step through many of the drills that produced his successful sprinters and relay teams.

With sprinting, Henry goes through three distinct areas of successful sprinting: the proper block start, the keys to acceleration, and maintaining top end speed throughout the race. Henry takes the viewer through each step in the process he uses to teach the correct way for an athlete to best use the blocks. Henry uses various drills to teach proper foot placement, the correct shin angles at the set position, and foot contacts out of the blocks.

In teaching acceleration, Henry shows the viewer the various drills and cues used to achieve the best drive phase for a sprinter. With top end speed work, Henry goes through his wicket drill that he uses with all his male and female athletes at Texas A&M. The wicket drill provides a process for a sprinter to learn the proper stride rate and frequency through the top end speed phase of the race.

In the relays, Henry explains the process he uses to set up a successful 4x100m relay. Henry provides the viewer the proper place to start for each exchange, how to best accelerate through the exchange zone, and how to handle the baton between each runner.

This video will help you get the very best times out of your sprinters and relays.

64 minutes. 2012.

with Vince Anderson,
Texas A&M University Assistant Track Coach;
2017 NCAA Men's Indoor National Champions;
2013 NCAA Men's Outdoor National Champions;
Back-to-Back-to-Back Men's & Women's NCAA Champions (2011, 2010, 2009)

Develop technically sound and fast hurdlers using the coaching philosophy and drill progressions from the back-to-back-to-back NCAA National Championship staff at Texas A&M.

Vince Anderson stresses the connection between hurdling and sprinting throughout the video. He gives you drills in five major areas related to hurdling and ends with four exercises that will develop the strength and athletic ability needed for hurdling.

You don't need to master a ton of drills and techniques to improve your hurdling. Coach Anderson will show you how to use fewer drills and get better results. Using this refined approach and training an equal number of speed days, your hurdlers will see faster times--and you will produce an overall better conditioned athlete.

Speed and coordination are equally essential in the development of the 'sprint' hurdler. Anderson trains his hurdlers as sprinters versus training them as hurdlers who do some sprint work.

Through these drills, Coach Anderson will show you how to:

  • Move hurdlers from 4 steps to 3 steps between hurdles
  • Develop speed between hurdles
  • Break down the phases of the trail leg and increase acceleration after the hurdle
  • Develop overall athletic ability - a key to hurdling
Included in this video are the topics on Hurdle Variables, Mobility Training, Frequency Drills, Hurdle Approaches, Speed Hurdling and Strength Based Exercises.

Coach Anderson explains how the athletes will develop in the drill areas, throughout the season, and passes along modifications you can make in order to assist development. These modifications will

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