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Athletics O+A As the hurdling technique is quite complex I thought it would be best to choose a person who plays a lot of sport and is used to picking up new techniques and adopting existing techniques. Leanne Strengths 1) Leanne has long legs and so it isn't hard for her to make her strides longer to fit 3strides between the hurdle and to maintain a rhythm. Weaknesses 1) Leanne's approach to the first hurdle is irregular, and the stride pattern from the start varies. Leanne was hesitant. 2) Leanne is very flexible which is important in hurdling. It is an advantage if you have good flexibility so you can maintain good hurdle position whilst jumping the hurdles. 2) When Leanne jumps over the hurdle, using breaststroke arm action when crossing the hurdle. 3)Leanne loses speed between hurdles. Reasons and Corrections for the weaknesses. Reason for weakness 1. Leanne is anxious and unsure of the approach and pacing to the hurdle, and afraid of hurdle clearance. ...read more.

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Reason for weakness 2 Leanne straightens up prior to clearing hurdle. The approach is too slow to the hurdle, and Leanne over strides prior to take off. Leanne has weak use of leading leg and opposing arm. This is causing her to perform a breaststroke like arm action to try and propel her self over the hurdle. Corrections for weakness 2 Leanne needs to maintain upper body lean immediately prior to and during hurdle clearance. Leanne should driving the opposing arm and the upper body low and forward during take off and hurdle clearance. Leanne must sprint aggressively so that the take off position is correct. * The 1st exercise that we practised for this was a drill where Leanne ahs to walk slowly with high knee lifts along the side of low hurdles. * Leanne had to lift the thigh of her leading leg to horizontal, then * Extend the lower leg over the hurdle * Bring the trail leg around the side of the hurdle * Advance: As Leanne gained confidence she increased the jog to a skip and then the skip to a jog. ...read more.

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As Leanne's speed and confidence increased I could move the hurdle more towards the correct position and height. Leanne spent a lot of time working on 8 strides to the 1st hurdle and 3 to the 2nd. Advance: Competition helps to develop a more aggressive approach to the hurdles which helps with fast sharp actions involved. For this practice I set the hurdles at the correct distances apart but kept the 2nd hurdle lower for Leanne. I raced Leanne against Lauren Bridle and Anneka Wicks to girls in the same year and of the same fitness levels. Leanne came second in the race to Lauren who competes and trains in hurdles. There was quite a definite improvement in Leanne's technique and performance. Her speed had increased a lot whilst still maintaining good technique. This enabled me to put out a set of 5 hurdles and correct height and distances, and Leanne managed to get over all the hurdles with out dropping her technique or speed. Annie McBain ...read more.

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