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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 to equipment and facilities has been infrequent, etc. College coaches are still recruiting, but they’ve had to get creative and adjust the process they use to assess your fit for their programs. Everyone knows it’s a mess. But, this article will explain exactly what you can do to help yourself or your athletes gain an advantage over the competition. Now, Covid aside, when it comes to contacting coaches there are…

What to Do When Disaster Strikes at a Major Meet

Mike Tyson hit the nail on the head when he said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”. Seeded #1 (4×100, 100, 200, 400) and #2 (4×400) going into the Rhode Island State Championships, we had high expectations. Starting the day off with the 4×100 meter relay, we believed average handoffs would get us across the line first and earn the first State Title of the day. Then we got punched in the mouth so hard it made Kermit Washington cringe. I started coaching high school track and field in the spring of 2001, my first year out of college. The following video (Lane 4, black uniforms) shows the only time I have ever had to choke back tears because of…