Purpose

This drill focuses on the trail leg and helps the hurdler develop the best technique to get it over the hurdles.

Setup

  • You can set up an entire length of hurdles or just use 4 or 5 hurdles placed at regular race intervals.

How it Works

  1. Hurdler starts on the opposite side of his or her trailing leg.
  2. If the trailer is the right side, then runners should be on the left side of the hurdle.
  3. Drill starts with the runner extending his or her trailing leg behind without the lead leg starting, rounding over the hurdle and then running to the next hurdle and doing the same thing.

Coaching Tips

  • In this drill, hurdlers run next the hurdles, they do not directly jump over them.
  • This drill is for the trailing leg only – in order to work on the proper form for this leg.