It isn’t only athletes who can get better; coaches can too. Here are 18 resolutions that high school track & field coaches can make to improve their game, and their team, in 2018.
It turns out that it is possible to beat the Freeze, and everybody loves a come-from-behind victory.
It’s no secret that every coach trains their athletes in their own way. Cross-country coach, John Brumund-Smith, visits the practices of three competing cross country high school programs in Lake County Illinois, in order to compare and contrast them, their coaches, and their athletes. He finds three successful programs that have both differences and similarities when it comes to many things, including coaching and training styles, program structure, practice formats, and more.
Although written in 2003, Mark Guthrie’s Coaching Track & Field Successfully still contains many important tips and techniques that will help improve the skills of track and field coaches at all levels. Guthrie presents techniques and strategies with advice on tools, procedures, philosophies, implementation, and more. He also offers advice from his assistant coaches in their particular levels of expertise. It’s a worthwhile read!
While much thought is given to the function of sports apparel, more attention should be paid to its form, and how it makes an athlete feel psychologically. Coach Brumund-Smith explores the way that uniforms and practice apparel impact an athlete’s performance, as well as the performance of the entire team.
Multi-sport athletes often excel as sprinters because of their experience with acceleration, coordination, and variation. In order to help your sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers meet their goals, introduce and focus on these three themes in your pre-season and early-season training programs.