Track and Field Drills & Practice Plans

Heel Kick Drill

Purpose Runner builds rhythm in his or her stride making the energy expended in the stride efficient and effective. Setup The sprinters should have a clear track or grass area of about 50

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Track and Field Drills & Practice Plans

Hip Pop Drill

Purpose Strengthens runner’s hip flexor muscle (iliopsoas) which important for sprinting. Setup Drill can be run anywhere. How it Works Runner stands. Runner kicks leg forward using a “hip punch”.Runner kicks opposite leg forward.Runner moves

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Track and Field Drills & Practice Plans

Stick Drill

Purpose Sprinters learn to increase stride number and length, while decreasing timesapping ground contact. Setup Lay sticks about 4 feet apart for youths (increase to 5 feet between sticks for older runners) over

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Track and Field Drills & Practice Plans

A Position Drill

Purpose Teaches proper sprinting posture and sprint mechanics. Setup You need a clear area of track. How it Works Runner marches, jogs or runs forward. With each step runner brings that side of the body

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Track and Field Drills & Practice Plans

Lean Acceleration Drill

Purpose Runners build their acceleration by learning the correct lean technique. Setup You need a clear track, and if you want to you can set up a tape across the lanes of the

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