Developing Combined Event Athletes

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Shelia Burrell
72 minutes

Developing Combined Event Athletes provides an overview of the key steps involved in building a multi-event athlete from scratch. The DVD explains why big difference exists between being a good athlete and a good heptathlete and outlines what factors help determine whether a heptathlete becomes great. The DVD also details the two main attributes that coaches should look for in their heptathletes-natural speed and natural strength. In addition, the DVD features a review of the fundamental training principles for combined event athletes, as well as offers several examples of training cycles for those athletes.

Among the topics covered:

• Athletes vs. heptathletes
• Where do the points come from?
• The bottom line goal of training
• Talent identification
• Training principles
• Training cycles

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