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Keys to Youth Development with Dr. Ritzdorf

Dr Wolfgang Ritzdorf is the former coach of two German olympic gold medal winning female high jumpers Ulrike Meyfarth who won in Los Angeles in 1984 and Heike Henkel who won hers in Barcelona eight years later.

He has coached six female athletes with a personal best of 1.90m or higher and currently works with the 2006 African Champion Kabelo Kosiemang. He is also a senior Lecturer at Cologne University where he specialises in motor control and movement technique. He has also worked with the IAAF on its coach education programme including authoring several textbooks. 

In this video Wolfgang Ritzdorf and England Athletics' Scott Grace tackle the problematic issue of developing younger athletes.

  • Uploaded: 27.03.2011
  • Duration: 01:04:15
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