In 2001, I was the push coach for the 2002 skeleton men’s and women’s teams. If you are unfamiliar with the sport, check it out on the Olympics that are currently being aired.
Mini Hurdles provide speed training that focuses on acceleration through fast stride rate/frequency. For best results, set up 10 Mini Hurdles at 3-foot spacing. The Spatial Illusion drill uses 4-foot spacing.
There are a lot of factors that go into sprinting. We like to focus on speed and it's a relationship to complete athletic development.
In this episode, we discuss the impact of squatting on the first step of acceleration both in the 0-5 and 0-10 yard acceleration phase.
The mini hurdles are a great tool for first-step acceleration and can be scaled to fit your level of training.
The 3 mini hurdle drills you MUST do to improve acceleration!