Teaching the Block Start to Hurdle One in Both Events

by Jamie West
Teaching the Block Start to Hurdle One in Both Events


The Block Start is vital to a runner's performance. With the blocks, you can shift your weight from your lower body and feet to your shoulders and hands. Allowing your legs to not lift your entire body weight to move forward. It can improve performance time in a race to gain momentum as quickly as possible.

In this course, Coach Jamie West talks about the significance of the block start. She discusses how the block start affects the entire race and how the shoulders, hands, and angles play a major part in the block. Coach West demonstrates the drills she incorporates into training to improve block starts as well as steps, transitions, and take-offs. 

Simply click the ‘Book This Course’ button at the top right of this page, place your order, and you’ll immediately be logged into the training with full access. Take a look at how Coach West teaches the importance of coming off the block correctly. 


The Coach

Coach West has been a track and field coach for 15+ years. Coach West hurdled at Davis High School and went on to hurdle at Weber State University. 

Coach West was a 2-time state champion in the 100m hurdles. 

Jamie West has enjoyed coaching hurdlers from all over the State as well as some hurdlers internationally. 

This past year one of her online clients became a National Champion in India. She has coached 5 State Record holders; 2 in the 60m hurdles, 1 in the 55m hurdles, 1 in the 110 hurdles, and 1 in the 300m hurdles. She has also coached 13 individual state champions and 56 state placers in the hurdles (placed top 6). She loves to teach youth and push them to their best achievements!. I
 love helping athletes improve their speed, endurance, technique, training habits, and love for hurdling.

Ratings and Reviews (1)

Charlie Miraglia

Very informative and great use of video examples

Mar 4, 23 05:51 PM

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Caterory: Track and Field/Hurdles
Videos: 25