Sprint Mechanics: Acceleration Phase Drills

The acceleration phase of sprinting is critical, as the work you do here sets up the transition phase and the maximum velocity phase. A good training program should include work in all three areas. In the clip below Dana Boone, the Texas State University head track & field coach, takes you through a series of acceleration drills with specific cues to help athletes learn speed-enhancing posture, alignment, and sprint form. Coach demonstrates the following drills: Wall Pushes, Wall Walk Ups, Wall Switches and finally the Falling Run.

For more information about the DVD that these drills come from click the link Becoming a Champion: Sprints & Relays for Girls’ Track & Field

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