Why I won’t be coaching at the 2012 CTF Summer Clinic

Posted by Latif Thomas

By now, you’re well aware of how much people enjoyed last year’s clinic.

And if you haven’t signed up yet, you only have two weeks to register before we have to jack up the price and/or shut down certain event groups. (Session I: Sprints for example)

But, the more I work on setting up the schedule and looking at all the new stuff that my staff will be teaching this year, the less I want to teach at the clinic.


Because I want to attend the clinic, bouncing from event group to event group with the other coaches, learning and asking questions so I can help my sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers!

I’ve had so many coaches and athletes send me emails and tweets about the great results they’ve gotten this season after applying what they’ve learned from CST2 and last year’s clinic that I want to make sure I’m not falling behind!

And I feel that our staff is truly fantastic.

For example, Ron Grigg, our Sprints Group Leader, won Coach of the Year Honors (again) and just guided his team to its seventh straight Atlantic Sun Outdoor Conference Title.

New addition Dave Cusano, in his first year at the helm of Wheaton College, was named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Coach of the Year.

Fletcher Brooks, Jumps Group Leader, led his team to a Div III New England Championship this spring.

Hurdle Group Leader Marc Mangiacotti had two 400IH PR at 53.0 and 53.3 at their Conference Championships, to name just two outstanding results strictly from his hurdle group.

And I could keep going…

As a coach, I want my athletes learning from these people! As a coach, I want to learn from these people!

As a coach, I don’t want to send my athletes against athletes who learned from these people! As a coach, I don’t want to coach against coaches who learn from these people!

If you plan to keep pace with the go-getters of the track and field world, you’ll want to be with us at Brown University this summer…

Register for the 2012 Complete Track & Field Summer Clinic.

Ok. I’ll admit it. I was a little bit…sneaky… with my subject line.

Of course I’ll be teaching at the clinic, as well as the classroom session for coaches.

But, I have no doubt in my mind that everyone who attends, whether coach/parent or athlete, will walk away more confident than when you arrive.

If you don’t agree, let me know by lunchtime on Day 1 and I will refund your entry fee. No questions asked.

See you this summer!

Latif Thomas
2012 Complete Track & Field Clinic

P.S. Got questions? Ask them here and I will answer them.


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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