Watch as Coach Bryan Stith explains, and horizontal jumpers demonstrate these acceleration drills. He will explain in detail the following acceleration drills: 3-step acceleration, 3-step acceleration with a falling start, 5-step acceleration with a falling […]
Watch as Dr. Dale discusses accountability and empathy. Your program should have high standards, and everyone should be held accountable to those standards. He describes empathy as the ability to put yourself in someone else’s […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Ability and desire to relate to athletes are critical in coaching. The coach-athlete relationship provides a foundation for effective […]
Watch as Coach Alex Armenteros discusses the importance of the trail leg in hurdling. He talks about making your athletes understand fully what you are telling them and uses as an example bringing the trail […]
Watch as Coach Jeremy Fischer explains, and a long jumper demonstrates these runway drills.
Watch as Stephen Mackey explains that athletes are dealing with pressure and expectations that come from the community and from themselves. Most athletes do not expect growth or personal best but instead, perfection. Athletes should […]
Watch as Coach Vince Anderson explains and shows practice clips of these hurdle mobility warmup drills. Make sure that you use 27-inch hurdles for female athletes, and some male athletes, as 30-inch hurdles are too […]
Watch as Seth Greenberg explains that building your culture takes time. Culture is not a sign or a saying but how you live every day and how you carry yourself. It involves being consistent and […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning Previously, I shared that my daddy was a professional cowboy in Texas. Kid Marley had many clever sayings related to his […]
Watch as Coach Chris Parno explains, and a sprinter demonstrates these acceleration sled pulls. The sprinter pulls an external load and a hip harness allows the athlete to focus on driving their hips forward and […]
Watch as Peg Pennepacker discusses the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and where she sees the end goal or “mythical finish line”. There has been a lot of positive movement in the last 10 years, […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics The old saying that “it’s not what you know but who you know” doesn’t always hold true, but having […]
Watch as Coach Steve Rainbolt discusses the importance of supporting your athletes and using your relationship as a coach to help them to overcome poor decisions.
Haley Percell offers the following social media tips for a coaching staff: Have separate private (family and friends) and public (professional) accounts when it comes to social media. Always avoid political posts as well as […]
Watch as Coach Brandon Hon discusses the importance of developing a practice plan that is flexible and can adjust to how your athletes are feeling on a particular day.
Watch as Coach explains, and an athlete demonstrates this rotational shot-put half-turn teaching progression. The progression starts with the 180 Degrees Turn Drill where there is a rotation to the power position, then rotate back, […]
Watch as Chet Scott explains the ‘leadership is influence’ concept, and that you know you are a leader if you have followers. If you are going to lead and influence your players, it would be […]
By: Boo Schexnayder Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA Cues are verbal words and descriptions that coaches use in attempts to elicit a specific motor response from an athlete. Cues, along with demonstrations […]
Watch as Coach explains how her athletes incorporate strength training into their reflexive training with resisted sprinting. They use speed sacks in her program, but you can also use chains or sleds. This puts them […]
Watch as Coach explains, and a vaulter demonstrates these mat leg swing drills. The drill starts with the vaulter in the takeoff position with arms up. The toe is pointed down on the swing leg […]
By: Dr. Andreas Maheras Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA TWO MECHANICAL CONCEPTS Linear momentum is a term that refers to the mechanics of translation of a system. It is directly proportional to […]
Dr. Brenda Buffington explains that research has shown that with all things being equal, proper nutrition and fueling can help with overall performance. Many track athletes on the high school level do not practice proper […]
What type of environment allows your athletes to reach their optimal potential? Watch as Coach Steve Rainbolt discusses the cause and effect relationship between positive culture and athletic performance.
Watch as Coach Dave Pavlansky discusses 4×100 incoming runner handoff responsibilities. The #1 responsibility for the incoming runner is to stay in his side of the lane. Any verbal commands should be given within two […]
Watch as Coach explains, and a sprinter demonstrates these acceleration technique drills that focus on the sprinter getting up to top speed by working on their mechanics. They want their bodies to be in the […]
Watch as Coach explains that when doing pole drop drills, emphasize to the vaulters that the tip hits AFTER you jump. If the tip hits before the vaulter jumps, then they are too close. The […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Confidence is a very fragile thing, and it certainly is something that has to start with your mental approach and your ability […]
Watch as Coach discusses and shows practice video of these triple jump landing progression drills. Start by jumping off and landing in a semi-squat position. The progression continues with the jumper landing and squatting down, […]
Watch as Dr. Dale asks the question, “Are you humble enough to admit you are wrong?” Most coaches would answer yes to this question, but many have a hard time with it. Why? Undermining creditably […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Confidence comes from an understanding of your own agency, your own influence, and your own ability to make things happen. Bob Rotella is a sports […]