Hurdles: Approach Drill

One of the keys to being faster in the hurdles is to get over the hurdle and back on the ground as soon as possible and start sprinting again. To do that the hurdlers must be sure to get upright and to launch from the proper distance from the hurdle so that they are coming down as the pass over the hurdle.

In the clip below Doug Case, University of Arkansas Assistant Coach and highly regarded expert in teaching hurdles, shows you how he teaches hurdlers to get upright and to find the proper launch point. He also does a good job of explaining how and why the launch point is different depending on the individual athlete. For more information about the DVD that this clip came form click the link Arkansas Track and Field Presents Common Errors and Corrections Men’s Hurdles

The YouTube video has sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site.

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