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USA Track & Field Coaching Manual
The USA Track & Field Coaching Manual is the official coaching guide of the sport's national governing body. The manual covers every major event and includes comprehensive, ready-to-apply information from 33 leading American coaches and experts.

Included among the valuable materials are:

  • proven predictive testing procedures
  • detailed event-specific technique instruction
  • carefully crafted training programs
  • preparation and performance tactics for success in competition

Contributing authors to the The USA Track & Field Coaching Manual are among the best coaches and experts in the sport of track and field. Many have worked with national, world, and Olympic champions. Each is an event-specific expert who has demonstrated the effective use of coaching art and science to train and inspire their athletes to achieve maximum performance.

The The USA Track & Field Coaching Manual is an essential part of any serious track and field coach's library.

316 pages. 2000.

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Running Games for Track & Field and Cross Country
with Mark Stanbrough, Ph.D.;
professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Emporia State University;
former head men's and women's cross country/track and field coach at Emporia State (1984-1992), led the women's cross country team to a runner-up finish at the 1986 NAIA national meet; Level I and II USATF certified coach

Running Games for Track and Field & Cross Country is divided into eight categories of running: Icebreaker and Team Building, Warm-up and Cool-Down, Tag, Relay, Running, Fartlek, Distance, and Specific. Each of the eight categories describes 20 main games and numerous variations, making a total of more than 500 games presented in Running Games for Track and Field & Cross Country that will provide fun and fitness through running!

The number one reason people participate in athletics is to have fun! The challenge lies in making running fun. It is the motivation and enthusiasm toward running that Running Games for Track and Field & Cross Country addresses. The many ideas and workouts are designed to increase motivation and develop a positive attitude towards running. Some of the running activities presented are old games that have been played for years. Other running activities are modified from games with a running component added. Still other running activities presented are new activities that specifically develop the training component, techniques and tactics involved in the development of a runner.

132 pages. 2014.

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Track & Field Coaching Essentials
Coaching track and field is a unique challenge. The number of events, the specific technical skills to teach in each one, the event- and athlete-tailored training programs required for performing at a high level, and the planning and organization needed for practicing and competing effectively as a team can be difficult for even the most educated and experienced coaches.

Track & Field Coaching Essentials provides the information and direction to make your first, or 21st, season a success. Starting with the fundamentals, moving on to the sport sciences, and then detailing each of the events, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative coaching resource in the sport.

Experts such as Vern Gambetta on biomotor training for speed and power events, Joe Vigil on endurance events, and Jeremy Fischer on the jumps ensure the book contains the best and most current knowledge on each topic. Common technical faults and their corrections, as well as progressive performance drills, are included for every event, including relays.

This primary text in USA Track & Field's coaching education program is also a go-to reference for veteran coaches. Be it races, jumps, or throws, Track & Field Coaching Essentials has what coaches need to know to help their athletes achieve their performance potential.

368 pages. 2015.

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Track and Field Games
with Mark Stanbrough, Ph.D.;
professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Emporia State University;
former head men's and women's cross country/track and field coach at Emporia State (1984-1992), led the women's cross country team to a runner-up finish at the 1986 NAIA national meet; Level I and II USATF certified coach

Track and Field Games contains over 200 track and field games (with variations over 500) that coaches can use to create an enjoyable and productive practice environment. The numerous track and field games help teach the fundamentals and focus on skills required to become a more compete track and field athlete. Track and Field Games combines fun with skill instruction and practice. The games are particularly useful for beginning and intermediate athletes and can be adapted to accommodate more traditional training with experienced athletes.

Track and Field Games is designed to challenge athletes and keep them active, motivated and thoroughly involved. The games are competitive and fun to play and they can be easily adapted to different ages and abilities. Both novice and experienced athletes alike will respond favorably to the activities in which they are excited and enthused about. The track and field games provided in this book are designed to create such an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Track and Field Games is organized with multiple games that focus on: the jumping events of the high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault; the throwing events of the shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw; and the running events of sprinting, hurdles, distance and relays. Although categorized by their primary focus, most games emphasize essential elements that can be applied to multiple events in track and field.

154 pages. 2015.

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Coaching Cross Country Successfully
with Pat Tyson,
Gonzaga University Head Track Coach;
former Mead HS (WA) Head Boys' Cross Country Coach (12x Team Champions)

In Coaching Cross Country Successfully , Pat Tyson shares his secrets to building one of today's elite cross country programs. While there are many instruction books on running, onlyCoaching Cross Country Successfully provides a blueprint to building a successful team:

  • Establishing and communicating a coaching philosophy
  • Tailoring training to individual and team needs
  • Teaching running techniques and improving performance
  • Preparing for meets and competition
  • Evaluating individual runners and your entire program
  • Working with assistant coaches, volunteers, and the community

As one of the winningest cross country coaches in the United States, Pat Tyson developed his philosophies of training and competition by associating with legendary runners and coaches. He was a teammate and roommate of Steve Prefontaine while he was running at the University of Oregon for Coach Bill Bowerman. Coaching Cross Country Successfully draws on this breadth of experience, showing you how to inspire your athletes and create your own tradition of excellence.

150 pages. 2014.

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