I've experimented with drop step starts, cross over starts, etc., but these didn't seem track specific enough, but they were fun to do during the GPP in the fall. I switched to the progressions below and have felt more satisfied with the results.
The starting process is much more complex than it appears. Developmental syn- thesis in order to incorporate proper postural positions is a must. Two point starts are followed by rolling starts. Rolling starts are followed by crouch starts. Crouch starts are followed by three point. Three point starts lead to four point and then eventually to the blocks. Synthesis means that until one stage is mastered, it will be difficult to move to the next level of complexity. -Tommy Badon