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Top 5 Posts of the Week (4/12-4/18)

If I send out too many emails, people start losing their minds. So, unless you visit the site a few times a week, you’re missing some great (free) information. Here, then, are the Top 5 Most Viewed posts from CompleteTrackandField.com over the last 7 days: 5: Speed Training Starts Early by Marc Mangiacotti (Harvard University)…… More

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3 Rules for Building a Championship Culture

Saying you run a ‘Championship Program’ or have developed a ‘Championship Culture’ is not the same as actually having done so. Here are 3 rules/facts about building a championship culture in real life and not just our minds. (If there is a difference, which is debatable, but a topic for another time.) 3. Know What…… More

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3 Coaching Lessons for (Young) Coaches

This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at the 40th New England Track and Field Coaches Clinic for the second time. Somehow I snuck my way into the same group of speakers as Renaldo Nehemiah, Jack Daniels (the coach!), Harvey Glance, Keith McDermott (three cheers for the work he did to get $4…… More

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2 Major Changes to the 2014 Clinic

I don’t know any good coaches who run the same system year after year. And we’d be doing you a disservice if we ran the same clinic each year, regardless of how successful and well received our event. One of the concerns people have when considering attending/sending athletes to our clinic is the sheer number…… More

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2014 Complete Track & Field Clinic Update!

Believe it or not, we’re set to open up registrations for the 2014 Complete Track and Field Summer Clinic to be held at Harvard University on July 19-20, 2014. Each year the event sells out earlier and earlier and we expect spots to go even faster this year since we will be setting a hard…… More

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Lower Body Mechanics in the Throws

Complete Teaching Progressions for the Throwing Events   Biomechanical Concerns.  When we look at lower body activity in the throwing events, we are concerned with three realms. They are blocking, lengthening the implement’s path, and force production. Blocking.  Blocking refers to a stopping or abrupt deceleration of the thrower’s movement. This fosters a transfer of…… More

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You’re Fired Friday (Vol. 2)

It’s a New Year and I can’t think of a better time to release another installment of me indiscriminately firing people on the Interwebs, especially since coaches seemed to enjoy the first version. The theme of today’s episode: Professionalism, Status and the Ego If you start getting worked up, be sure to look over my…… More

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10 Facts About Successful Coaches

There comes a time in a cross country coaching career when the last steps are taken to cement a personal coaching philosophy.  Done too early, the philosophy will lack the experience that is necessary to really have meaning.  Done too late, it will not serve as the guiding light that it needs to be to…… More

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Commonality Based Coaching

  What is a Commonality?    Simply put, a commonality is something two things have in common. In track and field coaching, the commonalities we are concerned with are shared skills and movements. There are two types of commonalities we’ll discuss here, intraevent commonalities and interevent commonalities. Intraevent Commonalities.  Intraevent commonalities are technical features and movement…… More

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8 Tips on Preparing Your Athletes for a College Visit

  Is preparing athletes for college visits part of your coaching philosophy? If not, it should be. It’s been said that it takes merely 6 seconds during a first encounter, for the average person to judge another person. First impressions last and are crucial during the recruiting process. For this reason, when visiting a college…… More

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Summer Clinic Update – Part II

Strictly business today. Please read this ENTIRE email as you are officially responsible for its content. 1. If you missed my first clinic update from earlier this week, click here. It’s critical that you both turn in your medical waivers and *read* the waiver and *properly* fill out the forms. Part of the reason many…… More

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Important Summer Clinic Update – Part I

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! WARNING: If you already sent them in via email/snail mail/fax, for the love of all that is good and…… More

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Want to get noticed by these coaches?

Most high school athletes have no idea what to do to get noticed by college coaches. Too many people falsely believe that if they have good performances, coaches will automatically figure out who they are and will be recruiting them. But, that’s not how it works. You have to actively market and promote yourself in…… More

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