Complete Track and Field

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 left shoulder. Then post your comments below. – LT


About Latif Thomas

Latif ThomasUSATF Level II and USTFCCCA Event Specialist (Sprints, Hurdles & Relays) Certified High School Track and Field coach specializing in the sprint events. But I know a thing or two about the jumps and hurdles as well.
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  • Jack Hall

    Latif, very funny and I’m somewhat sad to say, somewhat accurate about the lack of professionalism in the coaching ranks. btw, I’ll be sending that jar of sunshine and clam to you…keep looking for it in the mail! as long as I don’t have to declare it as hazardous material when I go to the post office….lol also the misspelled word is deliberate..it goes well with your beach setting.

    • Latif Thomas

      Hi Jack

      It is disappointing that some coaches can’t practice what they (supposedly) preach. But there are also a large number of excellent coaches out there and that is the good news. I’ll keep an eye out for the jar of sunshine. Just tell them it’s not hazardous, they won’t even check! In the meantime I’ll be down by the beach!

  • Prochargedmopar 44/180, S.Cent

    My first glance was over your right shoulder (my left) at the door. I thought you were insinuating that if someone doesn’t like what’s being said, LEAVE through the door. LOL
    Then I saw the “Calm Down” over the other shoulder.

    • Latif Thomas

      Ha! When I wrote that I wasn’t sure if I should say ‘my left’ or ‘the left’ or ‘your left’ so don’t feel bad. I had to stop and think about it myself! – LT

  • DeShawn Fontleroy

    Latiff,

    Keep up the good work. I was inspired by you and Duane Carlyle. That’s why I purchased you guys material. I’m actually hosting my first SAQ camp on Sunday and a lot of your coaching cues will be in the curriculum. “Stepover-drive down”

    Peace & Blessings,

    DeShawn Fontleroy
    http://www.proforceathletics.net

    • Latif Thomas

      Hi DeShawn

      Thank you for the kind words. Duane is an excellent coach. I hope your SAQ camp went well and ‘step over drive down’ clicked with your athletes! -LT