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Want faster sprinters? Focus on this.

Yesterday at practice I had my assistant coach lead the group of 100+ kids while I did some talent identification. Since it was about 30 degrees out and snowing, we weren’t exactly running fly 30s. So what was I looking for to determine who had innate athletic ability? This one skill. To your success, Latif Thomas P.S. It’s official. This summer I’ll be running a sprints/hurdles clinic with ‘Building the Perfect 100m Sprinter’ creator Marc Mangiacotti. Athletes AND coaches are invited to attend. Click here for dates and location.    

Who the $%&* is Marc Mangiacotti?

  If you’ve been watching Marc Mangiacotti’s Master Class “Building the Perfect 100m Sprinter From Start to Finish” then you know what a steal it is. But some coaches have yet to get on board. And I’ve been trying to think of reasons why people don’t have it yet. It can’t be the price because it’s less than 50 bucks for 2.5 hours of practical info, 8 compatible warm up routines and 19 weeks of actual workouts on the track and in the weight room. So the only thing I can think of is that you just don’t know who Marc Mangiacotti is or if he knows what he’s talking about. I’m not going to give you his bio again or show you what the…

100m Training Interview with Marc Mangiacotti

  The other day I interviewed Marc Mangiacotti on a wide range of topics related to developing 100 meter sprinters. We had an interesting discussion and the transcribed result is 29 pages of really good ideas and information. I can honestly say I came out of it with some new ideas and I think you will too. We’re not trying to ‘sell’ the program with the interview. We just got on the phone and talked track for about an hour. You can have the interview, free, by clicking on this link and entering your email address. Building the Perfect 100m Sprinter From Start to Finish Let me know what you think of Coach Mangiacotti’s program and/or the interview below. To your success, Latif Thomas Twitter: @latif_thomas

3 Things I Learned at the Wisconsin Track Coaches’ Clinic

  Two weekends ago I had the opportunity to speak at the Wisconsin State Track Coaches’ Clinic. With over 1000 coaches in attendance and in doing 6 presentations over the course of 2 days, I left with my head spinning. Before I jump in, I’d like to take a moment to thank the WISTCA staff. They put on an incredible event , provided everything I could have asked for and are a testament to all that is right in our sport. So I think a public commendation is in order for the people I was most directly involved with from invitation through execution: Mark Maas, Keith Klestinski and Chris Herriot. You guys are awesome. I’d also like to quickly thank Brad Meixner for telling the…

Steal this idea immediately!

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a thief. I steal other coaches’ ideas like it’s my job. In fact, I consider it to be a fundamental part of my job. I was a featured clinician this past weekend at the Wisconsin Track Coaches’ Clinic (I’ll be writing a review very soon) and despite the fact that people were supposed to be stealing from me,  I still managed to steal some great ideas from other successful coaches. But, as the saying goes, ‘The best coaches make the best thieves.’ Yup. I stole that too. Nonetheless, I think I’ve finally come up with something that I don’t believe I stole from anyone else. That’s right. An original idea. And if you use it, it’ll help…

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