Host Andreas Behm sits down with Coach Vince Anderson (author of the ALTIS Relays Course) to chat about the 4x100 Relay and answer YOUR questions submitted via social media and email on this event.
The questions we tackle in this special episode:
- What do you enjoy about coaching Relays?
- Biggest things to be aware of in the 4x100?
- The importance of aggression in the 4x100
- Why do relays set the tone for a track meet?
- Why is the 4x1 song of choice “The Wait” by the Pretenders?
- Is the anchor leg always where you should put your fastest runner?
- How do you work with an athlete on a leg they don’t want to run?
- What is the most overlooked aspect in teaching the sprint relay? What do we as coaches tend to take for granted?
- What should you look for in a curve runner in the 4x100?
- What is the psychology of staying calm and cool on the 3rd leg?
- 4th leg reading the mark all the runners converge in that zone any advice on focusing in on just your teammate, it is total chaos.
- Is it worth it to set up exchanges so that your stronger runners get the baton sooner in the zone and/or give later?
- What is recommended when an outgoing runner receives what I would call a "short stick" where the athlete does not receive the end of the stick in their hand but more in the middle. This causes a bit of a problem when they go and try to hand off to the next runner having only 1/2 the stick available to place in the hand.