USA Track & Field Coaching Manual

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USA Track & Field Coaching ManualAthletic Congress's Development Committees, USA Track & Field
2000
US Price: $24.95
328 pages
9780880116046

About the Authors | Table of Contents | Words of Praise

The USA Track & Field Coaching Manual is the official coaching guide of the sport's national governing body. The manual covers every major event and includes comprehensive, ready-to-apply information from 33 leading American coaches and experts. This book is the most complete and useful track and field coaching resource available today.

Coaches of club, secondary school, and college men's and women's track and field teams will find a wealth of information among the 20 chapters. Included among the valuable materials are:

Contributing authors to the USA Track & Field Coaching Manual are among the best coaches and experts in the sport of track and field. Many have worked with national, world, and Olympic champions. Each is an event-specific expert who has demonstrated the effective use of coaching art and science to train and inspire their athletes to achieve maximum performance.

The USA Track & Field Coaching Manual is an essential part of any serious track and field coach's library. Whether you use it as a practice tool or prize reference, your athletes and team will benefit from your application of the book's content all the way to the victory stand.


About the Authors

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the national governing body for track and field, long-distance running, racewalking and cross country. It is the United States' member of the International Amateur Athletic Federation, the world governing body for Athletics, as well as a Group A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Through their nationwide membership of more than 2,500 clubs, schools, colleges, universities, and other organizations interested in track and field, long-distance running, and racewalking, USATF promotes programs of training and competition for men and women and boys and girls of all ages; protects the interests and eligibility of its some 125,000 member-athletes; and establishes and maintains the sports' rules of competition. The USATF is comprised of 56 member Associations.

USA Track & Field's mission is to continue its leadership role as the world's preeminent national governing body in Athletics-from the grassroots to the elite level. It will provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to pursue excellence in long-distance running, racewalking, and track and field in the USA. USA Track & Field is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The contributing authors of USA Track & Field Coaching Manual are among the best coaches and experts in the sport of track and field. This unique collection of elite track and field experts share the training methods and coaching philosophies they have used to train national, world, and Olympic champions. The list of contributors includes the following:


Table of Contents


Words of Praise

"There is a tremendous amount of good information in the USA Track & Field Coaching Manual, with alternative techniques explained very well. The book gives coaches valuable tools from basic teaching methods to advanced workout patterns. It's a valuable tool for coaches or athletes in any stage of development."

Sam Bell
President of United States Track Coaches Association
Indiana University Head Coach, 1969-1998

"This manual represents material presented by some of the top coaches in the world. The sharing of their expertise and applications for other coaches is invaluable!"

Deanne Vochatzer
Head Coach, Women's Track and Field
University of California-Davis
Women's Head Coach, 1996 Olympic Games

"What I liked most about the USA Track & Field Coaching Manual is that it covers all aspects of coaching track and field and stresses the athlete's best interest. This book is appropriate for all coaches from those starting out to higher levels."

Irv Hunt
Head Coach, Men's Track and Field
University of California-Berkeley
Men's Head Coach, 1996 Olympic Games

"The USA Track & Field Coaching Manual is a resource library for coaches at all levels. The shared knowledge imparts fresh ideas into any coaching repertoire."

Karen Dennis
Head Coach, Women's Track and Field
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Women's Head Coach, 2000 Olympic Games


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