Developing Combined Event Athletes provides an overview of the key steps involved in building a multi-event athlete from scratch.
Olympian and coach Shelia Burrell 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. Coach Burrell also details the two main attributes that coaches should look for in their heptathletes-natural speed and natural strength.
In addition, the video 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