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 […]
Developing a Culture
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 […]
Hurdles: Favorite Workouts with Alex Armenteros – St. Thomas Aquinas High School (FL)
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.
Long Jump: Rhythm of Approach with Brooke Rasnick – Elevate Athletic Recruiting
Watch as Coach Brooke Rasnick breaks down the long jump approach and discusses her process for teaching rhythm.
Social Media: Your Messages/Interviews Are Always a Reflection of Your Employer with Garry Rosenfield – Coaches Inc.
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 […]
Triple Jump 3rd Phase with David Wanta – DC Everest Senior High School (WI)
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. […]
Social Media: Promote the Team with Matt Pries – Dallas Center-Grimes High School (IA)
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 […]
Why Should Coaches Coach?
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. […]
Wicket Drills with Chris Parno – Minnesota State Univ. Mankato
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 […]
What Are We Doing to Create a Championship Culture? with Robert Grasso – La Jolla Country Day School (CA)
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 […]
7 Key Steps for Making Ethical Decisions
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 […]
Starts: Setup and Initial Steps with Kebba Tolbert – Harvard Univ.
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 […]
Developing Program Loyalty with Steve Rainbolt – Wichita State Univ.
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.
Defining Commitment with Jeff Janssen – Janssen Sports Leadership Center
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 […]
Horizontal Jumps: Bounds with James Thomas – Univ. of Georgia
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 […]
Gold Medal Mindset with Meghan Orgeman – Alexandria Area High School (MN)
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 […]
Don’t Be Put in a Box with Shelton Ervin – Summer Creek High School (TX)
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 […]
Adversity Is Part of the Journey with Seth Greenberg – ESPN
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. […]
When You Win, Lose, and Rubbing
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 […]
Sprinting: Max Velocity Cues with Tommy Badon – Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette
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.
Rights vs. Privileges with Kebba Tolbert – Harvard Univ.
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 […]
How the “Why?” Generation Is Making Coaches Better with Stephen Mackey – 2Words Character Development
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’, […]
Block Marks and Set Errors with Kebba Tolbert – Harvard Univ.
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 […]
Making the Race Feel Short and Slow with Scott Hippensteel – Lockhart HS (TX)
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
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 […]
Pole Vault: It’s Not in Him, Be Adaptable with David Butler – Rice Univ.
Watch as Coach David Butler explains how he learned to change his teaching approach when a vaulter could not master the technique he was trying to teach. He credits a famous Polish pole vaulter, Coach […]
Communicating Your Vision with Dr. Alex Auerbach – Toronto Raptors
Watch as Dr. Alex Auerbach discusses setting goals on a vision. Great coaches have the ability to communicate to an individual or team on what they can accomplish and convey the belief that they can […]
Elements of a High-Performance Culture
By: Carla Nicholls Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics Being a part of a high-performance culture team is exciting, yet these environments can be extremely vulnerable and cannot be […]
Long Jump: Sprint Mechanics and Posture with Brooke Rasnick – Elevate Athletic Recruiting
Watch as Coach Brooke Rasnick discusses sprint mechanics and posture and what she looks for when watching kids come down the runway. Coach points out seven factors that she looks for in determining proper posture […]