Important Summer Clinic Update – Part I

Posted by Latif Thomas



Here are answers to a bunch of questions you probably have about the clinic, as well as answers to questions you didn’t reallize you have…

1. Send in your medical waivers or no soup for you!

no soupWARNING: If you already sent them in via email/snail mail/fax, for the love of all that is good and right in the world do not send them again, ask if we got them or otherwise bombard us with emails! We have 650 coaches and athletes sending in a 3 page waiver so if you sent yours be patient.

Here is the link to download the waivers.

You can scan and email them back to neclinic@gmail.com OR fax them to (508) 699-2986.

At this point don’t snail mail them, that window is closed. Not sending your medical waivers is like planning a trip out of the country and then showing up to the airport without your passport.

2. What you need to bring with you to the clinic

-LUNCH: We will provide lunch for all paying coaches/athletes. Day 1 will be pizza and salad. Day 2 will be subs and fruit. If this does not meet your culinary standards, that’s cool. We invite you to bring your own delicacies for lunch time.

-FLUIDS: We will provide an endless supply of water and gatorade for all paying coaches/athletes. So you do not need to bring fluids unless you want to bring a water bottle to fill up so you can keep it with you.

-ATHLETES

-Bring your spikes in addition to your regular trainers
-Bring sunscreen especially if you are of the fairer skinned persuasion
-Bring workout gear because it’s a clinic and you’ll be exercising
-Bring questions because this is your opportunity to consume as much information as possible
-Bring a hand towel if you are the extra sweaty type
-Bring sunglasses because you’ll probably be outside most of the day
-Bring a positive attitude because you’ll get more out of the clinic if you’re a ‘glass half full’ type of human

-COACHES

-Bring a notebook and writing utensil because there will be too much information to memorize unless you are some sort of savant in which case come see me because I have questions.
-Bring sunscreen especially if you are of the fairer skinned persuasion
-Bring a chair because you might not want to stand for 7 hours, though the grass is always an option
-Bring questions because this is your opportunity to consume as much information as possible
-Bring a hand towel if you are the extra sweaty type
-Bring sunglasses because you’ll probably be outside most of the day
-Bring a positive attitude because you’ll get more out of the clinic if you’re a ‘glass half full’ type of human
-Bring an umbrella in case it rains because we’ll be outside anyway and it gets cold when you’re just standing there.

3. Inclement Weather

It’s New England in July so thunderstorms can pop up at any moment. We do have access to the indoor track as well as Harvard stadium (which is a ‘lightning safe facility’) so we can move groups to those locations if the weather is ridiculous.

But, if we feel we should pause the clinic we will let the weather pass and then extend the clinic the amount of time there was a delay.

I’m just throwing that out there.

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That’s all I’m going to say for today because I already know this will be enough to frighten and confuse people.

If you have questions about what is contained in this email, post them here.

-See you in a couple of weeks!

Latif Thomas

P.S. In tomorrow’s email, I will cover:

1.) Where to park and all of that stuff.
2.) What to do and where to go when you arrive on campus.
3.) Other secret topics that will cause great emotional trauma if you miss them.

 

 

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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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