Coaches use drills to reinforce the movement concepts they teach, so it’s important to understand why a drill is used. Coach Parno breaks down the concepts behind the hurdle wall drills, wickets, and toe drags and explains why and how he uses them in is track and field program.
Author: Andreas Serner
Dr. Andreas Serner currently works as a physiotherapist and clinical research scientist at Aspetar Sports Groin Pain Centre in Doha, Qatar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from the Metropolitan University College in Denmark and a master’s in medical science, with a specialty in sports medicine & sports science, from Lund University, Sweden. Dr. Serner received his Ph.D. in Clinical Research, with a thesis on acute groin pain in athletes, from Copenhagen University, Denmark. He has worked clinically in a private practice and with senior and academy soccer programs in Copenhagen.
Andy Ryland has years of experience helping to develop programs that prepare young athletes for the sport of football. This week’s Friday Five talks to him about specialization, weightlifting, tackling, and more, as well as the importance of age-specific training of youth athletes for any sport.
Many coaches think of pacing in vague terms and have trouble defining it, placing it into that category of “I’ll know it when I see it.” All sports incorporate some level of pacing, so figuring out how to train it can give your athletes a distinct advantage. Coach Carl Valle gives an extensive overview of pacing and details five ways to develop it.