Block Starts and More Block Starts


Camryn Block Start

One of my friends and coaching buddies Phil Wollbrink put together  a great five minute video in the youtube link below to help his athletes learn how to execute a proper block start. The video progresses from high school athletes to pro sprinters. The wonderful thing about Phil is he can make difficult concepts easy for all people to understand. He is a great presenter at clinics and very popular amongst the coaches in our area. His willingness to share his ideas and positive attitude make people gravitate towards him. This video presentation he created for his athletes and coaching friends is just another example of his good will and fellowship. Click on the link and enjoy. Note the video is best watched when played on 480p (on internet explorer/firefox doesnt have the 480p option). The gear icon is where you click to enhance the quality of the film. Let me know what you guys think.

Ryan Banta

Ryan Banta

Ryan is a successful high school coach. His athletes have achieved 76 school records, 2 top four finishes at the state championships, 3 district championships, 107 state semi-finalist (sectionals), 63 state qualifiers, 2 state records (3200 and 4x800), 14 national ranked events, 34 all state performances, 8 state champions, 7 runner up performances, and 2 Gatorade athletes of the year. Ryan is a USATF level II coach in the sprints, hurdles, relays, and endurance and recently earned a USTFCCCA track and field technical coaching certification.
Ryan Banta


Dad, Husband, Teacher, and Coach. Author of the Sprinter's Compendium @ Contributor to and
@RUGBY_STR_COACH give me a hollar. - 2 hours ago
Ryan Banta