All posts by Latif Thomas

How to Simplify Organizing Practice for Multiple Event Groups

If you’re a high school track coach, chances are you’re simultaneously in charge of a relatively large number of kids *and* more than one event group. Efficiently and effectively organizing practice for multiple event groups may be your greatest practice challenge. It’s frustrating to spend considerable lengths of timing planning and organizing practice specifics, only…

(Video) How *not* to get recruited by college coaches

It can be difficult for high school athletes, as well as their parents and coaches, to understand how to get recruited by college coaches. This leads to well meaning kids and adults engaging in behaviors so inappropriate and unappealing to college coaches, they lead to the athlete becoming entirely uncrecruitable. Fortunately, I’ve created a video…

3 Of My Favorite Hurdles Posts

It’s not easy to teach most high school kids how to hurdle well. Or, I should say, I have a hard time developing consistent, aggressive and technically sound hurdlers. I think the difficulty in teaching it explains why there are usually about 10 times as many 100 meter runners on a team as there are hurdlers. If…

All Hurdles Programs on Sale This Week!

Offseason (if there really is such a thing) is my favorite time to consume new information without feeling the added pressure of planning training each week or having the new information cause hesitation about my current progressions for that particular event or event group. This week, all of our programs addressing sprint hurdles development are on…

See the Best of this Weekend’s Complete Track and Field Clinic

As you may know, this weekend is the 4th Annual Complete Track and Field Clinic, which is held at Harvard University. This year we have 450+ athletes and coaches (from 5 countries), 40+ clinicians (and 20 additional support staff) coming in. Because I’m so excited about the event, the quality of our staff and the amount of preparation…

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