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US Olympic Team Coach Boo Schexnayder is coming to the CTF Clinic!

            Yup. Boo is gonna be there! Coaching athletes! *And* interacting with coaches! *And* teaching a Saturday Night Seminar! Complete Conditioning for the Jumps How to Design a Training/ Conditioning Program Guaranteed to Help All Jumpershttp://www.completetrackandfield.comComplete Technique & Teaching for JumpsDrills, Cues & Progressions Proven to Eliminate the Most Common…

Lower Body Mechanics in the Throws

Complete Teaching Progressions for the Throwing Events   Biomechanical Concerns.  When we look at lower body activity in the throwing events, we are concerned with three realms. They are blocking, lengthening the implement’s path, and force production. Blocking.  Blocking refers to a stopping or abrupt deceleration of the thrower’s movement. This fosters a transfer of…

You’re Fired Friday (Vol. 2)

It’s a New Year and I can’t think of a better time to release another installment of me indiscriminately firing people on the Interwebs, especially since coaches seemed to enjoy the first version. The theme of today’s episode: Professionalism, Status and the Ego If you start getting worked up, be sure to look over my…

Commonality Based Coaching

  What is a Commonality?    Simply put, a commonality is something two things have in common. In track and field coaching, the commonalities we are concerned with are shared skills and movements. There are two types of commonalities we’ll discuss here, intraevent commonalities and interevent commonalities. Intraevent Commonalities.  Intraevent commonalities are technical features and movement…