Long Hurdle Keys with coach Tony Veney

by Wisconsin Track Coaches Association
Long Hurdle Keys with coach Tony Veney


This course titled "Long Hurdle Keys" in track and field, delivered by Tony Veney, delves into the intricacies of running the 300-meter hurdles, focusing on key strategies and techniques for success in the event. Veney emphasizes the importance of mastering the turns, which are critical sections of the race where athletes can gain a competitive edge. To aid in visualizing proper positioning, Veney suggests placing a soccer disc on the edge of the lane line, providing athletes with a tangible reference point during training sessions.

Throughout the lecture, Veney stresses the significance of endurance training and race simulation in preparation for the 300-meter hurdles. He encourages athletes to incorporate specific endurance workouts tailored to the demands of the event, ensuring they are adequately prepared to maintain rhythm and momentum throughout the race. Additionally, Veney underscores the need for athletes to confront fatigue head-on during training, pushing themselves to perform under challenging conditions to build mental toughness and resilience for race day. Overall, the lecture provides a comprehensive guide to excelling in the 300-meter hurdles, emphasizing technical proficiency, endurance, and mental fortitude as essential elements for success in the event.


The Coach

Coach Anthony Veney is a highly experienced track and field coach with a career spanning over 40 years, during which he has coached at all competition levels, from high school to international competitions. He holds a Master's Degree in physical education from Azusa Pacific University and is a proud 1976 graduate of UCLA with a degree in History. Throughout his illustrious coaching career, Coach Veney has achieved remarkable success, including:

  • Coaching members of the Chinese national team 400 meter sprinters, securing 1 silver in the men’s 400m, 1 gold in the mixed 4x400m relay, and gold medals in the men and women’s 4x400m relays.
  • Leading the Oregon Ducks men’s outdoor track and field team to a no. 9 national ranking, coaching 25 All-Conference and All-Americans, including five conference champions at Portland State.
  • Producing 15 indoor/outdoor All-Americans at UCLA, notably guiding the 2009 Pac-10 4×100 meter relay championship team.
  • Being recognized as a USATF Level I-II-III instructor with a Master of Coaching certificate and receiving the Fred Wilt Coach/Educator of the Year Award by USA Track & Field in 2017.
  • Serving as a regular speaker at national track and field clinics and authoring several videos and books on sprints and hurdles.

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Caterory: Track and Field/Hurdles
Videos: 10