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Strength / Power Training

This presentation will cover methods to develop strength, power and explosiveness using a variety of techniques. These techniques include: Multi-Jumps (Plyos), Multi-Throws (Medicine Ball) and Resistance Training using dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and bodyweight movements. You will be presented with many options to improve your athlete’s performance regardless if you have a weight room or not.

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300 Meter Hurdle Training

For a race not talked much about, here is your chance to learn how to create a practice and race plan for your 300m hurdle athletes. In this presentation, Coach JT Ayers will walk you through the best preparation to be successful in this event. Some of the sessions include the drills used before a training session, philosophies on how to train for the 300m race, who is a 300m hurdler, and the formula used to race plan this incredible event. Coach Ayers will break down the race section-by-section to give you and your athletes the best opportunity to succeed in this event.

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Introduction to the Discus

Ramona Pagel, four-time Olympian and former U.S. Record Holder, will outline how to introduce the discus to new athletes, and then outline an effective teaching progression for the event.

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Flight Mechanics for the Long Jump

The Long Jump is basically a controlled “trip.” Although this seems counter-intuitive, the best way to be successful in the horizontal jumps is to learn how to “trip” in the most ballistic, coordinated and dynamic manner possible… without getting hurt in the process. This course explores commonly used methods to maximize performance outcomes.

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Diversifying the Distance Foundation: Additional Evidence & Specific Applications

Additional diversification of foundational, age-appropriate endurance training could incorporate, for example, enhancement of running economy, anaerobic speed reserve and mitochondrial quality.

This third and final presentation extrapolates from the prior two presentations by addressing such training foci and proposing an overall, integrative model for the simultaneous development of both foundational and advanced physiological adaptations.

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Drills and Training for Success in the Triple Jump

This course will focus on the drills and training modalities for horizontal jumps with an emphasis on the triple jump. There will be a discussion of the reasons for the drills and the proper time of the season to use them. There will be ample time to answer any questions regarding the drills but also any questions about the triple jump. So come prepared with questions!

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4 x 100 & 4 x 400 Relay Success

Come with an open mind for this bare bones presentation that will help coaches maximize performance in the short relay. Relay theory, set-up, exchange technique and the new 30m passing zone will all be discussed. If you’ve heard Brian speak on the relay before, this will be a more succinct version of his presentation.

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Combining Weights & Plyometrics to Build Jump and Sprint Power

Strength is an advantage in nearly all sports. However, we cannot just gain strength, put it on a shelf and display it… We must actually USE strength quickly and efficiently. This is known as POWER. Track & Field success – in all events – relies on applied power. This course provides insights on how to develop usable power to help you be successful in sprint and jump events.

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