Why Coaches Should Attend the 2017 CTF Summer Clinic

Posted by Latif Thomas

When most coaches think of summer track and field camps/clinics, they assume they’re strictly for the kids.

So, you may not be aware that the Complete Track and Field Clinic is different.

Of course, our focus is on the athletes. But, we also encourage high school and youth coaches (and parents who work with their kids) to register and attend as well.

We’re confident when you attend the 7th Annual Complete Track and Field Clinic, you’ll agree it is a World Class event.

And you can get Complete Access (more on that in a moment) for FREE when you encourage 3 of your athletes to register.

(Just send us the names of the athletes and we’ll register you. If you already paid, we’ll send you a refund.)

If you send three kids, but can’t make it yourself, we’ll give you the clinic recordings from previous years.

I’m betting you’re the type of coach who knows they could learn a thing or two while spending 12 hours watching the nation’s premier collegiate track and field coaches work with real high school athletes in a live setting. That’s why you should join us at Harvard University on July 15-16.

We have a large and experienced staff from a variety of colleges and universities. No other event gives you a front row seat to watching and interacting with college coaches working directly with regular kids for extended periods of time.

When you see what your registration covers, you’ll agree this is not only one of the best learning opportunities (and deals) in furthering your growth as a coach, but that you’ll be leaving a priceless amount of knowledge on the table if you talk yourself out of attending.

Click here to register as a coach for the 2017 Complete Track and Field Clinic

In addition to lunch on both days, your clinic t-shirt, and a dossier of workouts, warmups, and other training information, we work hard to ensure you leave the clinic with a wealth of exciting new ideas.

Here’s what else you can look forward to when you attend the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University on July 15-16, 2017.


Choose your own adventure.


When athletes register, they must choose one event group and stay with that event group for the entire clinic.

But, when you register as a coach, you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. You have no event group restrictions.

With 12 hours of instruction spread out over two days, there’s a lot to cover and even more to learn.

That’s why we have an app containing complete schedules and updated locations for every event group. If you coach multiple events, you’ll be able to plan your weekend ahead of time, ensuring you don’t miss the coaches, drills, and technical sessions you’re most interested in.

Also, feel free to record whatever you’re watching. It’s a lot to take in and we don’t want you to forget what you saw.


Real time access


You won’t be relegated to passive observer status.

When we plan our curriculum, we also schedule staff to hang back and make themselves available to answer your questions. In addition to instructing athletes, group leaders also point out relevant coaching cues and concepts you can apply in your practices.

Further, along with clinic Co-Director Marc Mangiacotti (Harvard University Men’s Sprints/Hurdles), I’m constantly moving between event groups and making myself available to answer your questions and give context to what is being taught on the track or in the field.

The only way you leave the clinic with unanswered questions is if you simply don’t ask them.

Coaches Only    

We’ve been adding more classroom film sessions for the athletes, especially within the sprints, hurdles, and jumps groups.

While these sessions happen, event group leaders run a handful of ‘coaches only’ breakout sessions.

Here you’ll be able to ask questions, listen to practical coaching advice, and interact with members of our staff.

Some of the best information of the weekend happens here and these breakout sessions have become so popular they’re often standing room only.

(Especially when Kebba Tolbert (Harvard) and Gabe Sanders (Stanford) start dropping knowledge.)


Want more?


On Saturday night, we run four different seminar style lectures.

We haven’t chosen speakers or topics yet, but if you have suggestions, you can reply to this email. We want to present on topics you care about.

We’ll run two lectures at a time, back to back. So you’ll have to choose what you go see.

But, not to worry. We record the seminars and we’ll give you all four lectures, free with your registration, once the clinic is over. So even if you can’t make it, you’ll still get access to all four hours of content.

Once the Saturday Night Seminars are over, we’ll hold a Coaches Social. Most of our staff will be there so it’s a great time to have an adult beverage and pick the brains of your favorite clinicians.


Click here to register as a coach for the 2017 Complete Track and Field Clinic


Coach, the 2017 Complete Track and Field clinic packs a quality of staff and instruction, access, and content that is second to none.

Please encourage your athletes to attend. For every three kids from your group who register, you’ll get a Free Coaches Pass.

You can literally get access to everything I mention above…for Free.

But, even if you don’t have three kids to send, we’re still making attending as affordable as possible.

When you register today you can secure your spot for only $99.

We’ve had coaches fly in from as far away as Croatia, the United Kingdom, California, and Arizona. We have a crew of coaches who come down from Canada every year.

Other hardcore coaches have driven, nonstop, from as far away as Texas and Florida.

If you love coaching track and field and learning directly from the best, the 2017 Complete Track and Field Clinic is exactly the event you need to jumpstart the yearly upgrades you’ll need make to your program if you want to keep pace with the most enthusiastic coaches you compete against!

Click here to register as a coach for the 2017 Complete Track and Field Clinic

See you this summer!

Latif Thomas

Owner – Complete Track and Field

Co-Director – Complete Track and Field Clinic

P.S. If you need help or have questions about the details of the event or about getting you/your athletes registered, send an email to latifthomasctf@completetrackandfield.com or send me a message on Twitter or Facebook.














Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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