Watch as Coach Chris Parno explains and demonstrates closed-hand techniques used when passing the baton. The proper position for the outgoing runner’s arm is elbow high and then extended outward into the open space of […]
Watch as Dr. Greg Dale explains that it is key to hold athletes accountable but do so without destroying their confidence or undermining their dignity. He talks about the difference of being intense and being […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Setting clear goals helps coaches and athletes achieve success. Goals offer direction and purpose for our day-to-day activities; in […]
Watch as Coach Ryan Banta explains and shows practice video of the “Sprinter’s Weight Room Without Walls” that involves medicine and Swiss stability balls. Coach covers in detail the following medicine ball drills: Runner’s Stride […]
Watch as Katie Steele cites statistics that show that the average high school track coach stays at their jobs for 1-2 years. Only 11% of Coaches stay at least 11+ years. These stats translate to […]
By: Jen Welter Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics You must give players a voice in shaping the identity and setting the tone. With the most powerful teams I […]
Watch as Coach Alex Armenteros discusses three workouts you can use to evaluate your hurdlers that also develop mechanics and stamina at the same time.
Watch as Coach Brooke Rasnick breaks down the long jump approach and discusses her process for teaching rhythm.
Watch as Garry explains that coaches need to know their social messages and interviews are always a reflection of their employer. Coaches are always on duty, thus always representing their school or institution, team, and […]
Watch as Coach David Wanta discusses and shows practice video of the 3rd phase of the triple jump. This phase is similar to the long jump and Coach highlights 5 key points of the takeoff. […]
Watch as Coach Matt Pries explains how he uses social media to promote the team. The emphasis is on the team, not the individuals or coaches. The most successful athletes on the team will have […]
Coaches at high levels at prestigious programs need to win to keep their jobs. Winning consistently makes recruiting easier, keeps the fan base energized, the administration and boosters happy, and the financial bottom line healthy. […]
Watch as Coach Chris Parno explains and shows video of these wicket drills with modifications. The athletes step over the top of the mini hurdles, limiting the backside motion and forcing the runner to cycle […]
Robert Grasso asks the question, “what can we do to create a championship culture?” Every team has a culture – are you working to develop the kind of culture you want? Robert states that if […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics To help you make ethical decisions in your own coaching, here are seven key steps. Recognize that ethical decisions […]
Watch as Coach Kebba Tolbert shows video and discusses proper block setup and initial steps. He points out that the thigh bone is perpendicular, shoulders and hands are in line, as well as the knee […]
Are all of your athletes, coaches, and administration headed in the same direction? Watch as Coach Steve Rainbolt discusses the importance of loyalty and what restrictions you will encounter without it.
Watch as Jeff Janssen discusses defining commitment with your athletes and obtaining their feedback. It is important to question where they feel their commitment level is in regards to practice, social life, and acceptance of […]
Watch as Coach James Thomas explains, and athletes demonstrate these extended power-development bounding drills that work on creating force and horizontal and vertical movements. He will cover in detail the alternate leg bound, single leg […]
Watch as Coach Meghan Orgeman explains that a Gold Medal Mindset is a theme of her program every year. She hands out to her team one gold and one silver plastic bead which the athletes […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Buy-in means that the members of your organization choose to embrace, share, and maintain the culture a coach is trying to create. A culture doesn’t […]
Watch as Coach Shelton Ervin discusses not allowing anyone to put you in a box. This applies to administrators, parents, athletes, and assistant coaches. Your goal is to develop track and field athletes and not […]
Watch as Seth Greenberg explains that adversity ‘visits the strong and lives with the weak,’ so the only option is to deal with it. He encourages no whining, no complaining, no excuses, and no regrets. […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Be hard on them when you win, and love them when you lose.” – Unknown Years ago, I read this quote in […]
Watch as Coach Tommy Badon explains that runners run ‘on’ their feet and ‘with’ their arms. He discusses how cues work as long as they are relevant, pertinent, and sound.
Watch as Coach Kebba Tolbert explains that he believes it is a privilege to be a member of the track team and not a right. He encourages his athletes to take advantage of being on […]
Stephen Mackey gives an interesting take on how today’s generation always asking ‘why?’ can make your coaches better. When coaches communicate, they should always start with ‘yes’ and not ‘no’. If you start with ‘no’, […]
Watch as Coach Kebba Tolbert discusses block marks and set errors. He explains the proper positioning for hands and feet weight distribution, balance and width, hip height and position, and tension/pressure on the blocks. Coach […]
Watch as Coach Scott Hippensteel explains that at every distance, he wants the race to feel short and slow. He states that a decent high school cross country runner needs to run a 5:20 mile […]
Hazing in Athletics: A Culture that the Realm of Athletics and Coaching May Unknowingly Contribute To! By: Rick Farnham, Retired AD – University of Vermont Athletics have always professed that “sports build character,” but it […]