Track and Field Drills & Practice Plans

Coaching Push Drill

Purpose Vaulters gain confidence in their ability to jump higher. Setup A regular pole vault setup. Plus, the coach must be on hand. How it Works This

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Pole Sprint Drill

Purpose Vaulter learns how to carry the pole in a comfortable position. Setup Use a regular pole vault setup. How it Works Run the vaulter through several sprint training drills, such as bounding, high knees,

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Ghost Hurdle Drill

Purpose Hurdlers work on race fundamentals, such as acceleration throughout the run, good stride rhythm and jumping form. Setup Set up hurdles as you would for a typical race; however, only set up

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Walk/Run 400M Drill

Builds aerobic capacity and improves speed and endurance Setup You need an open track. How it Works Runner runs 12 400m intervals with a one minute recovery between each.The one minute recovery is spent

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Lunge Takeoff Drill

Purpose Emphasizes the lunge position that is necessary after takeoff. Setup Use the regular long jump pit and approach. How it Works Jumper takes their normal approach and drives off the board.He or she immediately

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Wall Drill

Purpose Improves the runner’s drive phase. Setup Runner stands approximately 1 meter from a wall. How it Works Runner places both hands against the wall with full arm extension.Runner’s trunk should be at 45 degree

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Cone Hop and Bound Drill

Purpose Works on combining the first two elements of the triple jump. Setup You need one cone set up right after the takeoff board and enough room on the approach to have a

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Cadence Drill

Purpose Improves leg turnover action. Setup You need an open track. How it Works Athlete jogs for 30 seconds counting the number of times his or her left foot hits the ground during that time

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