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Independence Day Sale: 30% Off All Programs

We all spend a lot of time over explaining the obvious every day we are at practice so I won’t do it here: Starting today, you can get 30% off all of our programs, regardless of discipline or event group. Use coupon code JULY to apply the discount. If you have questions or want a recommendation based…

How to Get Recruited Despite the Covid-19 Pandemic

  For coaches, athletes, and parents alike, the chaos and uncertainty of the past year has thrown a wrench into how to get recruited during the Covid-19 pandemic. After all, which criteria are college coaches supposed to use for basing their opinions about your recruitability when you’ve missed entire seasons, training has been inconsistent, access…

The most effective way to improve your coaching during the pandemic?

Organized coaches are successful coaches. All coaches could be more organized. And the foundation of every successful coaching system, from sprints to distance, is the specificity and compatibility of their Training Menu / Inventory. With the spring season being cancelled, the #1 thing you can do to guarantee you come out of the pandemic a…

Advanced Coaching Systems: What Really Drives Successful Programs [Zoom Seminar]

On Thursday (4/23) and Friday (4/24) we’re running the 2nd (and final) round of our CTF live Zoom webinar. The first time we ran it, we opened it to the first 100 coaches who signed up and it sold out in less than 21 hours. This time, we’re once again making it available to the first…

Wicket Drills for Distance Runners

It’s no secret that modern training strategies for middle distance and distance runners have evolved toward using more speed training and speed development workouts and progressions typically found in sprints programs. But your strengths probably aren’t in your understanding of not only how to teach efficient sprinting mechanics to your distance athletes, but also how,…

Those drills don’t actually teach speed

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was 2011 and I was attending the first USTFCCCA Event Specialist Certification school (sprints, hurdles, and relays). We were getting deep into the max velocity / top end speed curriculum when it happened. You have to understand… …this topic impacts me greatly because my high school and…

How to Set Up the Wicket Drill

The “wicket drill” is the best drill on the planet for developing maximum velocity mechanics and technique. The problem is that most coaches don’t know how to set them up properly, let alone instruct them in a way that maximizes the effectiveness of the activity. If they’re set up wrong, especially the run in, the…

What We Learned Shadowing Boo Schexnayder and the LSU Track & Field Program

In October (2019), I went down to Baton Rouge with my good friend David Cusano (Head T&F Coach – Colby College) to shadow Boo Schexnayder and the LSU track and field program. During the time we were there, the team was starting their second cycle of GPP. They were coming off a recovery week and…

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