In this 2 part 35:00 video demonstration Coach Caryl Smith-Gilbert walks her audience through how she teaches her USC sprint squad all aspects of starting block and acceleration technique, including: block spacing and entry, consistency and rituals in starting routines, rear block force application and cueing, shin and hip angles, acceleration strategies, race preparation in training, and much more (including why she didn't mind turning 50...).
2019 ICAE Lecture Series with Caryl Smith-Gilbert: Practical Demonstration - Block Starting
Caryl Smith-Gilbert: Practical Demonstration - Block Starting Part 1
Caryl Smith-Gilbert: Practical Demonstration - Block Starting Part 2
International Sprint Coach, Director of Track & Field (M & W), USC Trojans
Writing a comprehensive yet brief bio for Caryl Smith – Gilbert is not easy. There are so many impressive statistics it is hard to choose one from another. So just know this: She is one of the top active sprint coaches in the world today, period. She is one of the most successful sprint coaches in US Collegiate history, period. In the NCAA she has coached athletes to 7 National Records, 22 National Titles and 1 Team Title. Her many Collegiate honors include National Coach of the Year, Women's Conference Coach of the Year (9 times) and Men's Conference Coach of the Year. Her International successes include: Dee Dee Trotter (2012 Olympic Bronze, 400m & Gold, 4x400m relay), Tianna Madison (2005 World Championships Gold, Long Jump), Andre DeGrasse (2015 World Championships bronze, 100m), Rai Benjamin (#3 All-Time 400m Hurdles), current World Men's Indoor 400m Record Holder Michael Norman and the Current World Men's Indoor 4 x 400m Relay World Record Holders. Impressive.