Sprinting (Sports Coach)                

The sprints cover the following track events: 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 4 * 100 meter relay and the 4 * 400 meter relay. Although the sprints are events in themselves, the ability to sprint is an important weapon in an athlete's armory for many track and field events and many sports.

Sprint Technique

Guidance on the sprint technique takes the form of a checklist, for each phase of the sprint, of points for the coach to monitor. The information provided here is for athletes using starting blocks. 

Pre race start

On your marks


B of the Bang

Acceleration Phase

Stride Phase

Lift Phase

As the Stride Phase but with emphasis on: