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ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

WARMING UP: These are some of the drills we do doing dynamic stretching and warm-ups

B-skips - notice the foot flexion (leading with heels, not pointing toes), opposite arm pairing, and rhythm


Seat Kicks - notice her posture is not leaning forward.

High Knees - watch her rhythm, tempo, and knee height.



SPRINTS:

Improving Sprint Technique

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POLE VAULT:

Pole Vault:  Requires a combination of being a good runner, jumper, and being strong.  Here is a compilation of some of the best pole vaulters in the world.

Ultimate Pole Vault Mix


Pop up drill -  notice how tall the vaulter is at takeoff.  He has a fast swing from his trail leg and a good straight arm row.

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LONG JUMP:

Bounding - notice the height he gets, the opposite arm pairing, and his rhythm.


Full Jump - Here are tips to improving your full long jump.
 

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HURDLES:

Improving Technique

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Lead Leg

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Trail Leg

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Walking

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HIGH JUMP:

Improving Technique

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Fosbury Flop

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Scissors Drill

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SHOT PUT: We use 12 lb  (boys) and 8.8 lb (girls) shots.

Shot Put: Shuffle

Although her form certainly isn't perfect, notice how she keeps her eyes back during her shuffle, blocks with her left arm, and releases at a 45 degree angle.

Shot Put: Holding the Shot


Shot Put: Power Position Stages

Shot Put: Foot-Switching Drill



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