Hapa: One Step at a TimeThis 2001 biographical film was made possible, and can be ordered in VHS, through KVIE, a television station in Sacramento, CA. Running 26-minutes, you will meet marathon runner Midori Sperandeo talks personally about her biracial heritage and reflects on the phenomenon of being biracial, with interviews from a number of ethnically mixed-raced people with additional viewpoints. Midori, her mother (who is also interviewed) and the others offer an overview of the struggle of racially mixed people to be accepted and understood, seeing how that role has changed as the United States becomes a more multicultural society. Midori describes her own personal struggles, likening them to her learning to be a long-distance runner.
A Hard Road to GloryAKA: The Black Athlete in America
Hosted by Arthur Ashe with James Earl Jones providing narration, this 1988 release lasts 60-minutes. A presentation of the difficulties encountered by the Black athlete in America and the hard won climb to the top of the profession. Based on extensive research and using historical films, the struggles and achievements of several black athletes are depicted. The need for a strong black presence in sports management is examined and explained by two prominent black coaches. As part of the Kodak Video Programs Sports Series, this video was originally distributed by Wood Knapp Video and was based on the book of the same title by Arthur Ashe.
The HarriersThis rare 25-minute black and white short film was recorded in the 1960’s at Humboldt State University by two students and Coach Jim Hunt (Training the Neurological Aspects of Distance Running). The footage is raw cross country running at its finest, set to banjo music without any narration. You would see college cross county athletes running their hearts out in a variety of settings including running through a herd of elk, racing at Clam Beach to determine the seventh man for nationals, and slipping through the mud around Patricks Point and the Arcata vicinity. This film was used at one time to raise money to send athletes to the National meets, however, one of the students obtained copyrights for this film leading to legal action. Currently Coach Hunt shows the film at his running camps, although he cannot sell it.
The HazingAKA: The Campus Corpse
This 1977 movie was directed by Douglas Curtis runs 90-minutes and is rated PG. East is a naive country boy who goes to college with the hopes of being a big track star. Despite the fact that his older brother caused some problems for the Delts, the top fraternity, with his student activism some years back, East is asked to join the group. During the initiation ceremonies, he believes that a friend is killed and is shocked when the fraternity leader asks him to help cover up the death and to dispose of the body. You can order a used copy of this VHS tape from Amazon.com.
High HurdlesRenaldo Nehemiah, the first to break 13 seconds for the 110 meter high hurdles, and his long-time coach, Jean Poquette, show you what it takes to become a great high hurdler. Nehemiah set three world records records, including 12.93 for the 110 highs. In this presentation you will see Renaldo Nehemiah demonstrating the skills as the voice of Coach Poquette walk you through the specifics. Four major components are discussed including the lead leg (most important), trail leg, lead arm, and trail arm. Next, four secondary components are detailed: lead foot, trail foot, lead hand, and angle of lean. Most of the running is in slow motion making it easy to follow without having to continually rewind as you go. Other areas of hurdling that are shown include drills (back and forth and jamming), flexibility, warm-up, strength conditioning, and the development of speed. If you want to learn proper hurdle technique and improve your times than this is a great video to study again and again. Done in 1991, this 36-minute video was discontinued by Championship Productions.com when they phased out all VHS formatted material in June 2007. Some of the footage used in this tape can be found on Hurdles with Walter Curry, a 1998 production that was released in DVD format.
Higher EdUrbanWorld Films will be releasing this 2001 production to limited theaters in 2003. The cast includes: Pras, Aries Spears, Tiamak Guari, Ernest Thomas, Jean Claude LaMarre, Hill Harper, and Leila Arcieri. Written and directed by Jean Claude LaMarre and running 83-minutes it is about an inner-city kid who goes to college on a track scholarship and tries to leave his troubled lifestyle behind. Ed tries to ignore his roommate’s antics by absorbing himself in his schoolwork. With an eye for the ladies and a jock on his back, Ed must make a difficult choice: Will he get high with marijuana or get higher with education? This film has not been released on video cassette.
Higher LearningQuestion the Knowledge
1995, 127 minutes, rated R. Starring Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly, and Ice Cube. This drama examines the personal, political, and racial dilemmas facing a group of college freshmen as they begin their first semester at Columbus University. Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six years so far, becomes friendly with Malik and challenges his views about race and politics in America, while Professor Phipps (Laurence Fishburne), a black man who teaches political science, firmly tells Malik that he will not be graded on a different standard either because of his race or his ability to run quickly. With Deja (Tyra Banks), Malik finds a girlfriend, a tutor, and a training partner all rolled into one. Meanwhile, Kristen (Kristy Swanson), a somewhat naive young woman from California, meets a boy named Billy (Jay R. Ferguson) after both have had too much to drink at a beer blast; Kristen soon becomes a victim of date rape and becomes involved with a campus feminist group to deal with the painful experience. While working with the women’s group, Kristen gets to know Taryn (Jennifer Connelly), a strong but understanding woman who is also a lesbian, and she finds herself becoming attracted to her. And Remy (Michael Rappaport) is a confused young man from the Midwest who feels lost in the multi-cultural atmosphere of Columbus. He is approached by Scott (Cole Hauser), a member of a group of racist skinheads, who believe that Remy is a perfect candidate to help carry out his group’s violent goals. The running scenes in this film include discussions with the coach at the track, brief training shots, as well as a 4 x 100 meter relay sequence. VHS and DVD widescreen formats are available at Amazon.com. Roger Ebert gave this film three stars in his 1995 review, or for a more extensive opinion see a five page review written by Mike Lorefice.
Highlights of the 1988 Summer Olympics, SeoulBryant Gumbel hosts this 1988 National Broadcasting Company film that runs 90 minutes. Highlights of 16 days of unforgettable Olympic action, as America’s athletes take home 94 medals, 36 of them gold. Enjoy this uninterrupted presentation of excitement and drama as East meets West for the first time in 12 years and more than 9,000 athletes from 160 countries compete for their "golden moment."
Highlights of Track & Field and Swimming & Diving Competitions at the 1932 Summer Games, Los AngelesThe United States Olympic Committee was involved in this 1932 black and white release that runs for 33-minutes in VHS video format.
Hill Training- The Lydiard WayAlthough the 2004 video only runs for 8 minutes, you have the opportunity to hear historic Coach Arthur Lydiard talk about his methods, theory, and technique on hill running. The dialogue comes a lecture and interview conducted in Osaka Japan in 1991. As Lydiard is explaining the technique the on screen images illustrate the proper application of the methods performed by three different runners. Three sections focus on specific running that include the following: Steep Hills, Bounding, and Hill Springing. These repetitions focus on low speed, swiftly applied, and specific movements to develop proper running form, position, and power. The result is increased strength and eliminating running errors. As Lydiard explains, you want to "be like a ballet dancer" as you perform this training. This production was produced by Nobby Hashizume and was once made available through his organization, FiveCircles.org.
Hitler, Jesse Owens, and the 1936 OlympicsUnder the authority of EduMedia Techniques and written by Ralph Schreiber this 1992 release is part of the Living Archives Series. Jesse Owens is highlighted as the story is retold of one of sports’ greatest triumphs, and one of its most inspiring individuals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
A Holistic Model for Training Distance RunnersWill Freeman is both the writer and host for this 1991 instructional film that runs for 55-minutes and was once available through Champ Online.
Honolulu Marathon- 2002Running in Paradise
Alberto Salazar and Toni Reavis host this 30 minute production that was released in 2002. The Honolulu Marathon is known as one of the most beautiful sporting events in the world, featuring a pre-dawn start, early miles past Waikiki Beach, then a sunrise over Diamond Head before the finish line in Kapiolani Park. This video covers the 29th running of the race, now one of the largest and most prestigious in the world. The elite athletes competing include Kenyan Mbarak Hussein and Russian Svetlana Zakharova. You will also see a special guest appearances by American record holder Mary Slaney. Sportfilm.com once offered this production in either VHS or DVD formats.
HootIt’s time to stand up for the little guys
2006 feature film, rated PG, 90 Minutes. Roy is the new kid on the block at Trace Middle School and when being bullied on the way to school he becomes intrigued by a barefoot boy running faster than the bus. He asks another student "I saw this weird kid on the way to school today...He was running like crazy with no shoes on. Fast, faster than any kid I’ve ever seen." On the second encounter seeing the boy he gets off the bus and sets chase. He later discovers that a group of burrowing owls are about to be destroyed to make way for commercial development and he joins up with the outcast and tomboy to try to save the endangered species. You may buy this DVD at Amazon.com where you can also sample the 12 songs on the Soundtrack.
How to Coach & Organize
In this 2001 release join coach Mark Guthrie from the University of Wisconsin as he speaks from experience on what it takes to create a successful track program. Over 59 minutes you will hear advice on how to create and implement your coaching philosophy while involving your athletes and staff, school, and parents. Guthrie has kept a concise record of what he does every week of the year to prepare for the track season and you can learn from his experience he shares about "must-do tasks" and checklists of meet management ideas that will greatly assist you when preparing for home meets. Coach Guthrie also provides suggestions for recruiting athletes to participate in track and his thoughts on how to keep the track program growing in a positive direction. A sample clip is available from ChampionshipProductions.com where you also will visit to order this tape to bring into your coaching toolbox.
|Back to "G", Page 2 | Top of Page | Site Map / Search | Forward to "I"|