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All Access Wartburg Track Field Practice: Hurdles

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All Access Wartburg Track Field Practice: Hurdles

with Marcus Newsom,
Wartburg College Head Coach;
6x United States Track Coaches Association DIII Indoor Womens Coach of the Year;
3x USTFCCCA DIII Outdoor Womens Coach of the Year;

featuring Scott Ganshirt, Wartburg College Assistant Track & Field Coach

The Wartburg Track program has grown into a national power under Coach Newsoms watch. Wartburg has won 14 straight indoor womens conference championship titles and nine mens indoor championships. The women have a string of 17 consecutive outdoor titles. The men have won eight league outdoor titles since 2002. In 2009, his womens teams became only the seventh team in NCAA Division III history to sweep indoor and outdoor national titles in the same season, and earned the inaugural Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year award from the USTFCCCA. The program also won the award in backtobacktoback season 201214. The 2012 womens team swept the National Championships and set new alltime meet records in team points in both venues.

This all access hurdles video is unlike any hurdles video you have ever seen. This firstofitskind video takes you inside two days of Wartburgs hurdles practices. Highly decorated coach Marcus Newsom brings a unique approach to developing his hurdlers by removing the complexity and grinding out the fundamentals to do the simple things right. Coach Newsoms process is very simple, clear and precise to teach hurdlers the necessary skill development principles for eliminating lead leg faults, trail leg faults, and speed faults involved in the hurdles event. He preaches proper technique for leading with the knee and how to clear the center of the hurdle while leading with the eyes to build a more explosive hurdler.

Athlete Preparation

You will learn the specifics for establishing an effective hurdler development program. The ultimate goal is to create a performance adaptation while keeping your hurdlers injuryfree so they grow in their hurdle fundamentals, and consistently hit performance goals. Coach Newsom breaks down a typical workout day for the athlete and coach and explains why each component of the session is a critical part of the workout. Components include:

Hurdle Drills

Coach Newsom explains how to create basic drills to improve a hurdler from inexperienced to high level. Watch as he has his athletes demonstrate over 20 hurdle drills that optimize the athletes strengths and cover the key fundamental elements of being a successful hurdler:

The progression of walking drills to jogging drills, and then to full running drills prevents the problem of hurdlers doing too much full speed work. This will help you focus on technique issues for each hurdle since most athletes can hide mistakes when they do things quickly. If athletes understand how to slow down a drill, they can transfer that to a better hurdle race.

Hurdle Starts

Coach Ganshirt breaks down and demonstrates the four key phases behind a successful block start:

Coach Newsom is a hurdle technician with one objective: build technically sound and proficient hurdlers. His simple principles show exactly how he maximizes his hurdlers performance by building discipline with their lead leg, body positioning, trail leg, speed mechanics, and aggressive block work for getting out and over the first hurdle. In this video, youll find practical information, drills and common sense coaching tools to help improve hurdlers at every level.

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Track & Field Track Hurdles - TD-05090B - All Access Wartburg Track Field Practice: Hurdles
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