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World Class Pole Vault
with Jeff Hartwig;
2X Olympic Pole Vaulter (2008 , 1996);
4x US National Outdoor Champion ('98, '99, '02, 03),
2x US National Indoor Champion ('99, '07),
Former American Record Holder Outdoors (19'9 ½)",
American Record Holder Indoors (Currently 19'9").

Special Appearance by Earl Bell; 1998 National Olympic Coach of the Year

Establish and reinforce good habits in your vaulters using this simple, safe training progression.

This pole vaulting DVD begins with a technique progression appropriate for any level of pole vaulter. Along with his own demonstrations, Hartwig is joined by a high school boy and girl to demonstrate each progression.

The technique progression includes:

  • Grip and Carry: Learn to mark your pole for grip consistency and jump-to-jump adjustments. Establish the proper grip and carry position.
  • Pole Plant: Ensure a confident and safe take-off by maintaining balance on the pole. Hartwig teaches basic walkovers, illustrates proper body alignment in relation to the pole and provides coaching tips to ensure your vaulters are properly balanced.
  • Approach and Take-off: No need to stand in line for the pole vault pit. Get your vaulters more approach reps by learning to train on the track. In addition, Hartwig shows how to train vaulters using a progression of short run approaches, how to correct common take-off errors and how to safely train vaulters with their speed and body under control.

Throughout the technical progressions, Hartwig shares invaluable coaching tips such as to how progress your vaulter as they improve.

In Part 2 of this presentation, Hartwig demonstrates 36 exercises that he incorporates into his pole vault specific training program. These exercises fall into five categories: Hurdle Mobilities (6 drills), Core Exercises (15), Med Ball Exercises (9), High Bar Exercises (3) and Weight Lifting Exercises (3).

Hartwig then takes you through the four training cycles that make up a season.

  • Cycle 1: Off Season Training
  • Cycle 2: Early Season Training
  • Cycle 3: Power Training
  • Cycle 4: Competitive Cycle
  • Hartwig lays out a detailed training schedule for each cycle. The schedule includes a weekly plan and specific daily workouts. In addition, he shows the vaulting skill set that is appropriate for each phase of the cycle.

    As an added bonus Hartwig introduces his coach--the legendary Earl Bell--to present a technical analysis of the vaulting Hartwig does in each of the four training cycles. Hartwig and Bell deliver priceless tips and techniques throughout this commentary.

    This is THE most comprehensive combination of teaching, coaching, training, and planning that has ever been produced for pole vaulting.

    129 minutes. 2010.

    DVD
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    Cover: race walk clinic - in a book
    Race Walk Clinic - in a Book
    by Jeff Salvage and Tim Seaman, 2000 US Olympian; the first four-time NAIA race walk champion while at University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    America's premier team of clinicians Jeff Salvage and Tim Seaman's Race Walk Clinic - in a Book beautifully illustrates textbook techniques while it catalogs typical mistakes race walkers make that can rob them of a legal race and speed. It explains why these problems exist and prescribes critical solutions to correct them. If you are ready to improve your race walking style and step up to the next level, then pick up Race Walk Clinic - in a Book today.

    Our approach in Race Walk Clinic - in a Book today. is to pick up where other training materials leave off. We start by grounding our discussion with a review of correct race walking technique, but do not focus on the many aspects of technique that you can do incorrectly. We then divide race walking technique problems into broad categories, starting with issues of legality and then separating technique issues into categories such as hip, leg, arm, and posture problems. For each category we illustrate the problem with photographs of either elite race walkers or (for beginner problems) staged images. We then offer remediation in two forms: exercises, drills, and stretches to improve your style, and mental cues to guide your focus while race walking.

    Within the educational material presented, we've interspersed "Tales from the Track," a unique collection of unique stories in which great race walkers from the U.S. and around the world retell some of their most memorable experiences.

    115 pages. 2013.

    Book
    Buy at Championship Productions

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    Race Walk Like a Champion
    by Jaff Salvage

    Printed with 8 1/2 x 11 full-color pages, Race Walk Like a Champion is the single best compilation of information on the technique, training, and history of race walking. It combines approximately 400 photographs with charts and diagrams to explain every detail of race walking. Never before has race walking been covered with such complete, aesthetically pleasing detail.

    Race Walk Like a Champion starts with a thorough explanation of how to select race walking shoes and warm up; then describes every aspect of race walking technique, judging, and training philosophy in extensive detail. Other chapters include stretching, racing, strength training, mental preparation, injury treatment, and nutrition.

    Race Walk Like a Champion also includes a comprehensive chapter on the history of American race walking. Each era of walking is broken up with an introduction and bios on the greats.

    Race Walk Like a Champion is the culmination of 20 years of race walking, as well as the combined experience bestowed on me by coaches and mentors. It picks up where Walk Like an Athlete, co-authored in 1996, leaves off. Walk Like an Athlete was aimed at the recreational race walker. Race Walk Like a Champion is focused on instructing the competitive race walker. However, if you are a newbie walker and do not intend to compete, have no fear. Race Walk Like a Champion assumes no prior walking experience or knowledge. Whether you are a novice race walker or an elite competitor, Race Walk Like a Champion will provide all the information you need.

    2013.

    Book
    Buy at Championship Productions

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    John McDonnell - The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History
    by Andrew Maloney and John McDonnell

    When John McDonnell began his coaching career in 1972 at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville-choosing it over Norman, Oklahoma, because Fayetteville reminded him of his native Ireland-he could hardly have imagined that he would become the most successful coach in the history of American collegiate athletics. But, in thirty-six years at the university, he amassed a staggering resume of accomplishments, including 40 national championships (eleven cross country, nineteen indoor track, and ten outdoor track), the most by any coach in any sport in NCAA history. His teams at Arkansas won the triple crown (a championship in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track in a single school year) five times.

    The Razorbacks also won 83 conference championships (38 in the Southwest Conference and 46 in the Southeastern Conference), including 34 consecutive conference championships in cross country from 1974 to 2008. McDonnell coached 185 All-Americans, 54 individual national champions, and 23 Olympians. And from 1984 to 1995, his Razorback teams won twelve consecutive NCAA Indoor Track Championships, the longest streak of national titles by any school in any sport in NCAA history.

    This new biography tells the story of the great coach's life and legacy, from his childhood growing up on a farm in 1940s County Mayo, Ireland, to his own running career, to the beginnings of his life as a coach, to all the great athletes he mentored along the way.

    560 pages. 2013.

    Book
    Buy at Championship Productions

    Cover: race walk faster by training smarter
    Race Walk Faster by Training Smarter
    by Tim Seaman, 2000 US Olympian; the first four-time NAIA race walk champion while at University of Wisconsin-Parkside;
    and Jeff Salvage

    Race Walk Faster by Training Smarter amasses Tim Seaman's race walking training knowledge into a detailed volume focused solely on how to train to excel at race walking. Learn from the master whose knowledge has rewritten the record books with not only his own accomplishments, but the accomplishments of his athletes.

    Previously only available at a Race Walking Clinic of Excellence, this knowledge is now documented in our text of over 180 pages, where we explain the basis for any race walking training program. This basis becomes a foundation for the comprehensive training schedules included. These schedules are specifically written for walkers at each particular level including: youth, high school, collegiate, elite, masters, 50K and marathon walkers. In cases where there is a great diversity of talent at a single level, more than one schedule is presented or modifications to the given schedule are listed. Each schedule includes a day by day training prescription customized around the most important races for each group of race walker. Schedule lengths vary based upon age and experience as youth race walkers seasons should not be as long as an elite 50km walker's.

    Become a smarter and faster walker today, by reading Race Walk Faster by Training Smarter.

    180 pages. 2013.

    Book
    Buy at Championship Productions


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