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What to Do When Disaster Strikes at a Major Meet

Mike Tyson hit the nail on the head when he said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”. Seeded #1 (4×100, 100, 200, 400) and #2 (4×400) going into the Rhode Island State Championships, we had high expectations. Starting the day off with the 4×100 meter relay, we believed average handoffs would get us across the line first and earn the first State Title of the day. Then we got punched in the mouth so hard it made Kermit Washington cringe. I started coaching high school track and field in the spring of 2001, my first year out of college. The following video (Lane 4, black uniforms) shows the only time I have ever had to choke back tears because of…

Why Coaches Should Attend the 2017 CTF Summer Clinic

When most coaches think of summer track and field camps/clinics, they assume they’re strictly for the kids. So, you may not be aware that the Complete Track and Field Clinic is different. Of course, our focus is on the athletes. But, we also encourage high school and youth coaches (and parents who work with their kids) to register and attend as well. We’re confident when you attend the 7th Annual Complete Track and Field Clinic, you’ll agree it is a World Class event. And you can get Complete Access (more on that in a moment) for FREE when you encourage 3 of your athletes to register. (Just send us the names of the athletes and we’ll register you. If you already paid, we’ll send you…

12 Days of CTF Holiday Sale

Our ’12 Days of CTF Holiday Sale’ will begin on Monday, December 12 and will run through Friday, December 23. Here’s how it works: From MONDAY 12/12- FRIDAY 12/23, every Complete Track and Field program is on sale for 20% off when you use coupon code: 12DAYSCTF. HOWEVER: Each day of the 12-day sale we will be featuring a specific program where you can save 30% on this season’s popular programs BUT ONLY ON THAT DAY. This time of the year can get hectic, so I recommend bookmarking this page and scheduling a reminder in your phone so you don’t forget to come to the site to grab these holiday offers. In the meantime, you can plan ahead by visiting our full list of Complete…

Rotational Shot Put (Video)

Coach Boo Schexnayder highlights teaching progressions for the rotational shot put, while addressing preliminary movements such as the grip, stand and wind. In this clip, he defines the differences in the positioning of the rotational style and the glide style, offering effective strategies to teach both styles.     —There are slight differences in the positioning of the shot and the rotational style when compared to the glide style. —In the glide style the shot contacts the front of the neck and is cradled with the lower elbow and supported a bit from underneath in many cases. —In the rotational style the elbow is higher and the shot often rises a bit higher, contacting the side of the neck more than in the glide. —Beginning…

Remedial Crossover Exercises that Teach Proper Delivery Mechanics (Video)

In this remedial crossover exercises series, Coach Boo Schexnayder has outlined several exercises that can be used to teach the shuffle, in addition to a series of movements that are essential to the proper set up for the delivery in the javelin, discus and rotational shot put events.   The remedial cross over series is comprised of exercises used to teach the shuffle and the proceeding crossovers.   —These movements are essential to the proper set up for the delivery in the javelin, discus and rotational shot events. —This exercise teaches the remedial movements associated with setting up for the throw after the approach.  —The thrower assumes a staggered stance with the left foot forward. —The feet and body are pointed just right of the…

Medicine Ball Drills for Throwing Events (Video)

In the video below, Coach Boo Schexnayder introduces two medicine ball drills designed to teach upper and lower body mechanics in the throwing events. These drills are simple and easy to follow, allowing the thrower to focus on basic mechanics during each phase of the throw.     This exercise is designed to teach basic upper and lower body mechanics and the proper integration of the two.   * Related article:  Upper Body Mechanics in the Throws * Related article:  Lower Body Mechanics in the Throws   –The exercises are all double arm throws done with medicine balls. –The simplicity of the double arm ball throw enable the thrower to focus on basic mechanics and eliminates any distraction the strike may cause. –The first drill…

Summer Camp Registration Deadline is This Friday!

If you’re still debating whether or not to come to the clinic this summer, search #ctfclinic on Twitter to see what past attendees said during and after the event. So, every year we get a flood of last minute registrations and countless sad stories from coaches, parents, and athletes who waited too long and get locked out. If you want to take advantage of the $50.00 ‘Early Bird’ discount and NOT have to pay full price, you MUST register by the end of the day this Friday, May 27. ⇒ Register now for the 2016 CTF Summer Clinic (click on the event groups in the menu for their individual pages.) Coaches: Remember, if you send three athletes from your program, you can come for free. If you coach high school…

Spring Cleaning Sale Sneak Peak – Massive Savings

Our “Spring Cleaning” Super Sale will begin on Monday, June 12 and run through Sunday, June 18. So here’s how it works: From Monday 6/12 – Sunday 6/18, every Complete Track and Field program is on sale for 25% off when you use coupon code: CTFSPRING.  HOWEVER: Each day of the sale we will be highlighting a specific event group/category where you can get up to 50% off our most popular individual programs and program bundles ON THAT DAY ONLY. For example, all Middle Distance programs will be 25% off all week. But, on Monday, June 12, all Middle Distance programs will be 40-50% off for that day only. On 6/13, sale prices go back to 25%. If you’re in the market for programs addressing 600m –…

Coaches Purpose Statement

Educational policies in America are rife with contradictions and ironies that make it almost impossible to have a personal coaching philosophy that one can feel comfortable with. On one hand, school administration directs that a teacher be transactional in the classroom in regard to student learning. What matters to the administration is the students standardized test score at the end of the course, and that is about it. In fact, teacher evaluation (and their job) is now heavily linked to these performance scores. On the other hand, that same teacher walks a few yards to the locker room and is directed by the supervisors to be a transformational coach in their approach to sport. Relationships must be the focus is the cry. This means that…

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