Coaching Articles

Nutrition

Track and Field Nutrition Track and field athletes have various nutritional needs depending on the requirement of the specific training regimen.  First, general principles of proper nutrition will be reviewed, followed by tips and considerations for different event groups in track and field.  Finally, sample food options that best fit the athletic lifestyle will be given. Nutritional …

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Javelin Coaching Points

Approach Use checkmarks Gradual build up in speed Javelin Withdrawn Accelerate Create separation Keep the javelin behind the thrower Keep the left arm up and across Final Three Strides Drive the right knee up and across Actively plant the left leg underneath the body Keep the javelin back Set up a long left arm for …

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Coaching Education

Coaching integrates the principles that are based on teaching pedagogy, psychology, kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, plus other scientific and unscientific concepts, theories, and approaches to maximize athletic performance.  Effective coaching involves developing motor abilities, cognitive abilities, and psychological abilities to build the total athlete.  The science of coaching requires knowledge based on scientific facts …

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Bodyweight Circuits

Bodyweight Strength and Circuits Train on your own with continuous circuits with bodyweight exercises to encourage social distancing when working out. Bodyweight strength is the athlete’s ability to generate muscular force without resistance from outside sources. Bodyweight strength is the ability to overcome bodyweight resistance without external loading. Bodyweight training will improve muscle balance and …

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Speed Training for Athletes

The off-season is a perfect time to develop speed in athletes. Athletes can deemphasize event specific skills and focus on speed training that will benefit all sports that require speed and quickness. Speed training can benefit both non-endurance based sports and endurance based sports.  Here are some great workouts to develop speed that world-class sprinters …

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General Circuits

Circuit ideas for speed and power athletes with limited access to equipment. General Training 1 Warm Up   Forward skipping 30m Backward skipping 30m Easy bounding 30m Straight leg bounding 30m Lateral side shuffle 30m High knee jogging 30m Skipping for height 30m Skipping for distance 30m Lateral carioca with high knee 30m Dynamic straight …

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