How to Use Starting Blocks

Whether you watch the greatest sprinters of all-time like Usain Bolt and Carl Lewis, or high school sprinters: the start is a key factor for a great race and it all begins out of the blocks. Starting blocks are used in the sprinting events up to 400 meters and both hurdle races in track and…

Continue Reading →

Track and Field Plyometrics

Plyometric Training for Track and Field Athletes Many track and field athletes use plyometric training; it is commonly associated with jumping activities for all athletes. THE PURPOSE To improve speed, power, rhythm, event specific strength and endurance: depending on the exercises, recovery period and repetitions. THE SCIENCE Plyometrics work because the exercises improve the rate…

Continue Reading →

A Skill to Remember: Shot Put and Discus Technique

Track and Field Throwers written by Scott Cappos, USATF Level 3 Coach Recently, I watched a preview for a show on A and E about a thrower having problems with drugs, which is an unfortunate situation. They showed her throw for about ½ second and I told my wife I knew who the thrower was…

Continue Reading →

Active Rest

Active Rest versus Non-Training Every athlete needs an active rest period but NOT a total break from training. Active rest, which can involve other sports and alternative training, can be helpful in small doses with younger athletes and is a must with well-trained high-level track and field athletes. Here are some considerations to think about…

Continue Reading →

Track and Field Coaching Tips

written by Track Buddy, expert panel on track and field coaching Coaching is a skill that needs to be refined, knowing the information is not enough; here are a few tips to help you when you are in the field. COACHING TIPS ON THE FIELD 3 tips to help improve your coaching methods: 1. Work…

Continue Reading →

Page 25 of 25