Darren Wensor is a sports development professional, coach educator, specialist coach of young athletes and founder of the blog coachingyoungathletes.com. of Hurdles No. ( Log Out /  Place cones on the ground where the third hurdle would be. x���[o�6�� �;�QS �E�ƹH�E\�fw�z�d���{(�����y���9#��#�%�{�����ǯ�^=��?tO�^u����%�R�95��S�v�ˋ߾���_�U�����ݞ��fT�E���./�yy�={}�u���YK�/����t���4�ȡ�������u��إ�F�&(�` ��Dk�K2��I� �9�YS&הX7Ũ��r�“k��s�q�]p ]c�!JwR1" r��܎�A�#M����o�.�d��a-��� %�O"��Ow�/;�w�G��/ᯯ|܃�ϰ���]�zx���? I would love to hear what has worked for you. Hurdle heights will be Open/Masters age and gender appropriate, down to 30", per USATF guidelines, and different heights may be combined within the same heat. <>/XObject<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 720 540] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> At the 13-14 year-old age group, they move up to the 100m distance, with the boys running over 33” hurdles and the girls running over 30” hurdles. For team and relay competition, masters athletes are divided into ten-year age groups starting with Men's and Women's 30-39 through Men's and Women's 90+. Sprint Hurdles Men Age group changes are included in proposals for the 2016 UKA rule book and Mike Dooling has his say. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In order to pop the balloon, they need to bring their trailing foot through over the hurdle, around to the front and above the balloon, before bringing their foot down directly on top of the balloon to pop it. I am aware that some coaches work on the philosophy that young athletes should always be taught, right from the start, a three stride rhythm between the hurdles. The height of the hurdle can be increased as the athlete/s’ confidence grows. Don’t worry at this stage about the correct lead and trail leg action. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Each time ask the athletes if they used the same lead leg or swapped. Click here to subscribe for FREE to the Coaching Young Athletes newsletter and receive a complimentary mini e-book! The following is an annual training program for the 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres and the Sprint Hurdle events. A three stride rhythm leading with the same leg is ideal but at their level they do not need to lead with the same leg over each hurdle; they just want to run fast without slowing down. After attempting the above several times, introduce the athletes to the term ‘lead leg’. The purpose of BC Athletics is to promote, encourage, and develop the widest participation and the highest proficiency in Track & Field, Road Running, Marathon, Ultra, Cross Country & Trail Running and Race Walking in the province of British Columbia. For them too the ultimate challenge at present is All the hurdle distances and heights, in all age groups, are below for both sprint and long hurdles.We also have a video to show you the sprint hurdle heights and track measurements, as a great way to visually what you need to set up. Also introduce the basic ‘straight up and down’ lead leg action, which should be easy to achieve over a low obstacle. Ask the athletes how many strides they took between the hurdles. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Facts In the male sector of the sport there is a continuous rise in the hurdle height with in­ creasing age from the child categories through the age groups up to senior men (see Table 1), but with women this develop­ ment comes to an end when the "A" youth category (18/19 years) has been reached. This is the “finish line”. (This may need a walk-through demonstration from the coach!) 80m, 100m, 110m, 200m, 300m and 400m Hurdles are contested but only one distance with different hurdle heights per age group. Instruct athletes to run past the finish line; don’t slow after second hurdle. Lift the leg up to the side, heel close to butt (Use a “dog and tree” action. They do this by moving the hurdles closer together and then progressively move them further apart over time when the three strides can be completed over the greater distance. In What Order Should Relay Team Members Run? endobj Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. of water- jumps Height (Men) Height (Women) Dist to first hurdle Senior 3000m 28 7 91.4cm 76.2cm 257.8m Under 20 2000m 18 5 91.4cm 76.2cm 203.8m Under 17 1500m 13 3 91.4cm 76.2cm 255.8m For specifications for tracks with an outside water jump, check the UKA Rule Book. Encourage a confident striding between the hurdles with no slowing down. Place cones on the ground where the third hurdle would be. The Fundamentals That Will Make Kids Faster, Common Throwing Terminology You Should Know, How to Introduce Javelin to Young Athletes, To teach a smooth, uninterrupted running action over low obstacles, To teach the basic stride pattern between the hurdles. <> No ‘jumping’ the hurdles. 99 If the athletes are performing the skills safely, you can introduce competitive races over two hurdles to the ‘finish line’. To allow the athletes to practice the full hurdling action. Kids won’t forget this!). This article has been adapted and updated from an article by the author that first appeared in “Modern Athlete and Coach”, Volume 47, No. 3 0 obj %���� You may need to curb the tendency of some of the group who inevitably want to “stamp” on the balloon and bring the trailing foot down too hard, but once learnt the simple command of “balloon”, even during a full hurdling action, can be an excellent cue. Learners are much more likely to attempt skills with confidence using a training hurdle rather than a regular hurdle.  The training hurdles also greatly reduce the risk of injury and distress should a collision with a hurdle occur. In age-group track (AAU and USATF), both the 15-16-year-old age group and the 17-18-year-old age group feature a 400m hurdle race. This Strategy Just Might Save Your Coaching Session, 25 Tips From 2020 That Will Make You A Better Coach, A Sprinting Game That Will Make Kids Run Really Fast, 22 Questions to Help You Get to Know A New Athlete, This Strategy Just Might Save Your Coaching Session. When setting up your meeting, you can now choose a country-specific set of implements (i.e., you can select the correct implements (hurdle heights and throwing weights for different age groups) for Germany, France, Denmark, Poland, Sweden, or World Athletics). Tell them that it is ok for them to change lead legs. Athletics Competition Management Program. Repeat the initial drill, now with the additional information, twice more. Set up a ‘foam-top’ training hurdle (or similar) at a low height several walking steps away from the athletes. *zU��F��=@CL���NhM��J��%���f a|Ja�U3�r�\ǹ��]�>&N��u\2:�k�ڇ4C9AIh{(��z֎�D����.$rQR"��S؉��bH�W9����x���*'B��u. Open competitors up to age 30 run 42" hurdles (thats all the way to the top), High School and age 30 up to 50 run 39" (that's one click from the top). The specifications for some events and various implements change with the age of the competitor. Rehearse the lead leg action over higher hurdles. Coles Little Athletics Australia Standard Events HURDLE SPACING AGE/DIVISION 50 Open Women 4 33” (0.840 m) 13.00 m 8.50 m 11.50 m 50 Open Men 4 42” (1.067 m) 13.72 m 9.14 m 8.86 m ... HURDLE HEIGHT DISTANCE TO FIRST HURDLE DISTANCE BETWEEN HURDLES DISTANCE TO FINISH Women / Masters Women W30-W35 / Masters Men M60-M65 Fast sections will run first. US contests the Ultra-Weight Pentathlon. 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