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 cap on event group sizes and we will be *reducing* the total number of athletes in some groups.
The Sprints Group, for example.
If you are planning on attending, I highly recommend you secure your spot the moment we open registration.
Coaches: Talk to your athletes *now* so there are no issues later. Just like previous years, when 3 athletes from your team register you get one free Coach’s Pass.
My goal is to fill out the slots as quickly as possible so Coach Mangiacotti and I can establish exactly how large our staff will be and give ourselves as much time as possible to get as organized as possible.
Because spots are limited, registration priority goes to returning athletes and coaches. So we will have a ‘rolling’ launch of the registration period.
Here is how it will work:
Monday February 3, 2014: Registration Opens for Returning Coaches and Athletes (Alumni)
On this Monday morning I will email a private link to all coaches and athletes who have attended previous clinics. Alumni will have 7 days to register at the Alumni Discount price.
This will allow returning coaches and athletes to speak to whoever you need to speak to in order to get organized and get registered.
(If we get a large number of Alumni, this will drastically reduce the number of available spots for First Year Attendees.)
Monday February 10, 2014: Registration Opens for Early Bird/Waiting List Coaches and Athletes
Once Alumni have had a sufficient opportunity to reserve their spot at the clinic, I will open up registrations for people who have signed up for the Early Bird/Waiting List list.
This will allow those coaches and athletes who didn’t get in last year and/or who have signed up to be the first to hear about clinic updates to secure a spot at the clinic.
To give you a general idea of what you’re competing against to get in, there are currently 1,741 coaches/athletes on that list. And that doesn’t include Alumni!
If this year will be your first year coming to the clinic and you want to sign up as soon as the Alumni Registration Period ends and I open the clinic to First Year Coaches/Athletes, I *highly* recommend you go put your name on that list now:
The people on this list will have *three* days to register before I open the clinic up to the remaining 45,000+ coaches and athletes on my Newsletter List.
Thursday February 13, 2014: Open Registration Begins
On this day I will make the remaining clinic slots available to all comers.
Maybe there will be plenty of spots available. Maybe some events have already sold out.
I have no idea how it’s going to go. But, if you’ve been Wait Listed you know that I won’t let you in once we reach capacity.
If you went last year, you know how many people come to this clinic and you know how far they travel to get here.
Either way, I wouldn’t drag your feet if you want to secure a spot even if the clinic is nearly six months away.
(Coach Mangiacotti and I have been holding meetings to prepare for the clinic since October…)
So, that’s my first 2014 Complete Track and Field Clinic update.
Again, if you haven’t attended in the past, but plan to, go here to get on The List.
If you have questions, post them below.
In my next post, I’ll fill you in on two significant changes we’re making to this year’s event.
After that, I’ll tell you the Super Big Time Guest Clinician we’re bringing in to coach some athletes, do some Q&A with coaches during the day *and* do a presentation (I’ll let attendees vote on the topic) during the Saturday Night Seminars….
Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics in the country, he is also the sprints, hurdles, and jumps coach at Bishop Feehan HS in Massachusetts. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter