with Rolando Greene, Purdue University Head Men's and Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Coach; former University of Arkansas Women's Associate Head Coach (sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-events); 4x USTFCCCA South Central Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year (including bac-to-back honors in 2012 and 2011)
Learn the do's and don'ts of becoming a championship hurdler. Four time USTFCCCA Regional Women's Assistant Coach of the Year Rolando Greene breaks down the 100 meter hurdle event into an easy to follow discussion and demonstration of his four basic Hurdle Preparation Zones.The preparation zones include:
Hurdle Speed Maintenance
Hurdle Rhythm and Endurance
These four areas are crucial when it comes to shaving time off of your personal best. Coach Greene discusses each zone, breaks them down from start to finish, provides multiple drills to teach and correct technique, and has athletes demonstrate each drill so you can see how to execute the drill. The teaching progression in this video includes:
The basic start.
Acceleration through the first three hurdles.
Speed maintenance through the next five hurdles.
Endurance through the finish line.
Greene emphasizes the three drills that he uses consistently in each training zone: Trail leg, lead leg and over the top. Using his method of "Simple to Complex" and "Beginning to Advanced" drills, Coach Greene explains the purpose of each drill, and then has his athletes demonstrate each drill. He also explain the common errors that each drill addresses, and the coaching points that you should be stressing with your athletes. He does an outstanding job of explaining the progression of each drill, and where to go when the athlete has mastered the drill.
Coach Green's philosophy of perfecting the four zones of hurdling is a great concept to teach in basic hurdling. 49 minutes. 2013.