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Updated on November 19, 2017 by Latif Thomas

The Sprints Group Is SOLD OUT!

If you have a special circumstance you want us to consider, email the details to latifthomas@completetrackandfield.com

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Discover Everything You Need to Know to Set New Personal Bests from 55m through 400m!

If You Want To Register For The Sprints Group, You're In The Right Place

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Think About How Much You'll Learn From Our Diverse and Experienced Group of Sprints Coaches, Including...


Kebba Tolbert (Harvard University)

(Featured Clinician) Tolbert has coached 3 athletes to IAAF World Championships semifinals, as well representing their countries at Pan-Am Games, IAAF Continental Cup, European Cup, African Championships and the Olympic Games. He has coached numerous athletes to school, conference, regional and national records. In all, he has coached athletes to over 100-All American Awards. Tolbert currently serves as an advisory board member and instructor for USTFCCCA Coaches Academy and works extensively with USATF Women’s Sprints Development program and USATF Coaches Education programs .

David Cusano (Colby College)

(Featured Clinician) David Cusano was recently named the new head coach of the Colby College men’s and women’s track and field teams. Before this appointment, Cusano served as the Director of the men’s and women’s track & field teams at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. In four years he coached 49 All-Americans and one National Champion— leading Wheaton to four national placements and several top-10 finishes of all time in the program’s history. Under his direction Wheaton posted 43 NEWMAC All-Conference performances and the men’s team earned their highest conference finish since 2010. Cusano has earned two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coach of the Year honors in just two years. Prior to his career at Wheaton he spent seven years at the University of Maine where he coached 30 American East Champions, 11 NCAA Regional qualifiers, two New England Champions and two Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Champions.

Latif Thomas (East Greenwich HS - RI)

(Featured Clinician) Spanning three schools and divisions, Thomas has coached All State Champions at 55m, 300m, 400m(x2), 4x100m(x2) and 4x200m(x2), including the fastest girls 4x100m team/time in MA State History (47.92). He’s coached athletes to the MA D4 Championship Meet Record (B300, B4x200), MA D3 Championship MR (B300, B4x200), MA D2 Championship MR (G4x100, G4x200), as well as 20 MA Divisional Relay Championships over the past 13 seasons. Thomas has presented at some of the most prestigious coaching clinics in the US including New England, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, IYCA International Summit, MF All Star T&F Clinic, USTFCCCA National Convention & has co-taught the USTFCCCA T&F Technical Certification.

Gabe Sanders (Stanford University)

(Featured Clinician) Gabe Sanders is in his second year at Stanford as an Assistant  Sprints and Hurdles coach. In his first season, he coached an athlete to an NCAA runner-up finish in the 800m and later to the Olympic Trials. The men's 4x400m relay team recorded its first conference victory since 1954 and the women's team set a school indoor record in addition to being ranked No. 2 all-time outdoors, Pac-12 runners-up and an NCAA qualifier. Previously, Sanders coached at Boston University for six years where his athletes set 15 school records, 16 Patriot League titles and 28 America East championships. He also coached athletes to 10 conference meet records – six in America East and four in the Patriot League.

J.J. Riese (Brown University)

(Associate Clinician) J.J. Riese joined the Brown staff in October 2012. Riese coaches the sprints and hurdle events for men and women.
Riese came to Brown from Syracuse University where he worked with sprints, hurdles, and jumps events. In 2012, Syracuse hurdler Jarret Eaton won Syracuse's first-ever individual NCAA Championship. Eaton also ran the second fastest 60-meter hurdles time in NCAA history (7.49). Riese also assisted in the development of Michael LeBlanc, who placed 10th in the 60m at the 2012 World Indoor Championships.

Mike Ekstrand (UMass Lowell)

(Associate Clinician) Mike Ekstrand is in his 19th season at UMass Lowell as the men's and women's Sprints, Hurdles and Relays coach. For nearly two decades, he has coached a combined number of 44 men's and women's sprinters and 23 relays to achieve All-American status. Ekstrand was named the East Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in 2007 and 2009.

Greg Lambert (Boston University)

(Associate Clinician) Greg Lambert is in his second year at Boston University as the Assistant men's and women's track and field coach. Lambert was instrumental in guiding an athlete through a Second Team All-America status in the 200m dash during the indoor season. In addition, he coached the women's 4x100m relay team to a new school record. In one season alone Lambert's sprint squad won 17 events at the Patriot League Championships in 2015-16. Before joining  the Terriers Lambert was the Assistant Coach of the men's and women's track and field teams at Ole' Miss. He was also an Assistant Sprints and Hurdles Coach at Georgetown. In two years, he helped 11 individual and relay members achieve All-American accolades, in addition to guiding athletes to break multiple school records.

We will update and increase our staff list as registration numbers increase.

2018 Complete Track & Field Clinic Sprints Group Details

  • Dates

    Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15, 2018

  • Times

    9am – 4pm each day. Registration begins at 7:30am on Saturday and 8:00am on Sunday.

  • Location

    Harvard University
    65 North Harvard Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02163

  • Eligibility

    All Sprinters aged 14-19. Our attendees range from kids first heading into high school to young adults using this clinic as a final tune up before freshman year of college. There are no performance standards required to participate in or benefit from the skills being taught at this event.

  • Events Covered

    All Sprint Events:

    -55m/60m
    -100m
    -200m
    -300m
    -400m
    -(and some of you 600m runners, too!)

  • Tuition

    Only $349- Covers 12 hours of instruction, T-shirt, lunch and handouts with all warmups, drills, exercises and workouts from the clinic. Our staff to athlete ratio is the lowest you’ll find at any major track and field camp or clinic!
    Registration closes for all event groups on Friday, June 15, 2018!

2018 Complete Track & Field Clinic Sprints Group Schedule

Saturday July 14, 2018

 

7:30-9:00am – Registration
9:00-9:15am – Introductions
9:15-10:00am – Active Warm Up # 1
10:00-10:45am – Acceleration Mechanics
10:45-11:30am – Acceleration with your event group
11:30am-12:30pm – Event Groups
12:30-1:30pm – Lunch
1:30-2:00pm – Active Warm Up # 2
2:00-2:45pm – Maximum Velocity Mechanics
2:45-3:45pm – Event Groups
3:45-4:00pm – Cool Down and Stretching Routine
Sunday July 15, 2018

 

8:00-9:00am – Registration
9:00-9:45am – Active Warm Up # 3
9:45-11:45am – Event Groups
11:45am-12:15pm – Multi Jumps Session
12:15-1:15pm – Lunch
1:15-1:45pm – Active Warm Up # 4
1:45-3:15pm – Event Groups w/ Competition
3:15-3:40pm – Multi Throws Session
3:40-4:00pm – General Strength and Core Session
4:00-4:15pm – Cool Down and Stretching Routine

Acceleration    Learning acceleration posture with the Fence Drill

 

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Disclaimers & Other Information

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(This list will be updated as the event group fills up and we add more staff to the roster.)

  • Waiting List

    Slots in this group will sell out quickly. This is not marketing hype as last year over 500 athletes from 8 countries attended. If you wait to register and get put on the waiting list, the only way to get in is if someone in your group cancels. For the last 6 years, NO ONE on the waiting list has gotten into the clinic. You’ve been warned!

  • Refunds

    A non-refundable deposit of $100 is attached to all registrations in order to prevent slot hoarding and the last second bail outs preventing Wait List athletes from attending. This means, if you ask for a refund before the ‘No Refunds No Matter What’ Deadline of July 6, 2018, you will be refunded $199.00 – Your $299 registration fee less the $100 deposit.

  • Inclement Weather

    While we do have access to and will use the indoor track, the number of attendees means the 2018 Complete Track & Field Clinic will be run outdoors, rain or shine. In the event of thunder and lightning, we’ll delay the clinic until the weather passes. We cannot fit everyone indoors and to ensure the quality of the event, will not plan to do so!

  • Clinic Disclaimer

    Camps run at Harvard University are done for the benefit of the Harvard coaching staff and not affiliated directly with Harvard University.

  • Daily Schedule

    The posted schedule is a general one and is subject to change at any time, including during the clinic itself.

  • Support

    If you have questions or need help, with registration, waivers, or securing a discounted hotel rom, please visit our Support page for answers before contacting our support team. For answers to the most common questions asked by coaches, athletes and parents, visit our FAQ page.