Release Points in Blocks


Release point (departure angle) is a topic of debate because many coaches teach or instruct different methods of starting. The pollution of the one leg start idea from a combine experts can ruined timing of knee drive with many athletes. If one spends too much time on the front block early, the athlete may depart too late causing a skating out effect because the angle is too low and most athletes don’t have that type of leg strength. One tip I learned early was mixing a double leg straight push with ambidextrous split starts to help the step out but no push errors with weightroom Supermans but Clark Kent Starter sprinters. 8-12 twice a week will help many athletes that look good in the weight room and with medball static throws but seem to fail to transfer it to the blocks during asymmetrical start positions.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
Carl Valle

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