The Best Tips For Teaching Kids How to Hurdle

Links to 9 Posts That Will Help You Teach Kids How to Hurdle

Below are links to a collection of posts, that when combined, add up to provide a very handy addition to your hurdles coaching toolkit.


How to Teach Young Athletes to Hurdle

Coach kids to hurdle in 4 simple steps.

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Getting Started

Hurdles: How to Get Young Athletes Started 

How to use mini hurdles when coaching young athletes.

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Running to the First Hurdle

How to Put Your Best Foot Forward in the Hurdles

Stop young athletes stuttering to the first hurdle.

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Hurdles 2Photo Credit: domeckopol from CCO

Hurdle Clearance

How to Get Kids Lower Over the Hurdles

Three tips to help kids stop “jumping” hurdles.

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Trail Leg

Cue Hurdlers to “Pop the Balloon” and See Terrific Results

A trail leg cue to use when coaching young athletes.

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Running Between the Hurdles

How to Help Kids Run Faster Between the Hurdles

Tips for transitioning kids to fewer strides between the hurdles

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Hurdles 4Photo Credit: domeckopol from CCO

Common Errors

10 Biggest Mistakes Young Athletes Make in the Hurdles

Look out for these common hurdling errors when coaching young athletes.

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Circular Hurdles

5 Top Tips For Effective Coaching of the Circular Hurdles

Ideas for coaching the 200, 300 & 400m hurdles.

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Hurdles Game

Games That Kids Love: The Hurdles Shuttle Relay

Try this fun hurdles game with young athletes.

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Hurdles - BlogPhoto Credit: domeckopol from CCO

I would love to know if any of these ideas work for you!

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Darren Wensor is a sports development professional, coach educator, specialist coach of young athletes, and founder of the blog Learn more about him here and connect with him on TwitterFacebookLinkedin, or via email. Check out Coaching Young Athletes on YouTube, the Coaching Young Athletes podcast, and the Coaching Young Athletes E-Book Series.

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