What to Expect:
The Team Steve Speed & Hurdle Camp will be, first and foremost, a teaching camp. Sprinters and hurdlers will learn the fundamentals of proper sprinting mechanics and the fundamentals of a powerful, explosive block start. Cotto, who has used both an 8-step approach and a 7-step approach to the first hurdle at various points in his competitive career, can teach the how-to’s of both styles and can explain the benefits of both styles. Hurdlers will learn the style of hurdling that Coach McGill and Coach Cotto teach to their hurdlers – the cycle hurdling style, which emphasizes fluidity of motion, minimal wasted effort, and minimal pauses in the hurdling action.
Day One of the camp will be heavy with drills, while Day Two will incorporate an emphasis on speed and the block start. A tentative schedule of what each day will consist of can be found in the next section.
Because the camp is taking place in November, just prior to the start of the indoor season, our aim is for athletes to gain a wealth of knowledge while here, and to then have the time to gradually incorporate all that they learn into their training so that they can reap major benefits from it by the time the outdoor season hits. Our aim is not to teach a few tricks or tips that will lead to instant results. Our aim is to lay a foundation that athletes can build on, and we plan to be available for questions and to offer advice throughout the rest of our campers’ careers.