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World Class Sprints & Relays

World Class Sprints & Relays

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with Monte Stratton, Coach of 87 NCAA Division I All-Americans at TCU and UT Arlington, Coached, 24 X Conference Championships, 24 X Conference Coach of the Year Honors, Coach of Olympian Darvis "Doc " Patton.

Featuring Darvis "Doc" Patton, 2004 and 2008 USA Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist 4x100M Relay, 2007 World Outdoor 4x100M Gold Medalist

Join world class coach Monte Stratton and Olympic Medalist Darvis Patton and they share their secrets for success in the sprints and relays.

An effective warmup is essential to performing your best and preventing injuries. This dvd includes 10 activities that combine technique drills, stretches and build up work.

Eliminate the effects of poor technique by using Stratton's head-to-toe checklist for ensuring excellent posture. Proper foot and leg positioning tecniques, plus precise arm motion will eliminate "breaking". His presentation includes stride frequency and length, along with back side mechanics and their affects on sprint speed.

A 30-minute complete guide for coaching the block starts includes: 1) setting the block, 2) backing into the block, 3) proper foot positioning in the blocks, 4) setting the hands, proper body alignment, and balance, 5) all aspects of the "take your mark" and "set" positions, 6) proper mechanics for getting out of the blocks properly on the gun, and 7) starting on the curve. Each phase is thoroughly explained and includes tips that will give your sprinters the best start they can ever have. Five of the most common start errors are explained by "Doc" Patton, along with detailed analysis of the negative effect each error can have on the start. It is vital to know what not to do on the start.

Learn all aspects of the relay exchange and feep the baton moving at full speed throughout every race. Stratton shows how to select the order of your runners, demonstrates effective positioning for the incoming and outgoing runner, provides a technical breakdown of the mechanics for all three exchanges and delivers tips for implementing relay training into your practices.

Stratton explains the four phases of sprint training: Pre-Season, Early-Season, In-Season and Late-Season. For each phase, Stratton shares an example of a typical week of training that includes specific workout examples. He offers suggestions on how to adapt the phases to fit a meet schedule along with how to approach sprint training with multi-sport athletes.

Strength training is the final instructional component of this dvd and Stratton provides an overview of four essential components of weight room training. He includes important strategy considerations for training, injury prevention, peaking and race day tactics to assist you in maximizing your athlete's abilities.

A one-on-one interview with Doc Patton closes the presentation and gives you insight into how Doc world class sprinter and enjoyed a long time at the top of the sport.

This DVD is loaded with practical instruction that is applicable to every level of sprinter from novice to veteran and is sure to enhance your sprint program!

117 minutes.DVD. 2010.