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Coaching Track & Field Principles

This course is a self-paced online course designed to be taken by individual coaches.

Coaching Track & Field Principles is based on the text, Coaching Track & Field Successfully, written by Mark Guthrie.

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Full Course Description

Coaching Track & Field Principles is based on the text, Coaching Track & Field Successfully, written by Mark Guthrie.

Chapters cover these topics:

Part I Coaching Foundation
Chapter 1 Developing a Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 2 Communicating Your Approach
Chapter 3 Motivating Track and Field Athletes
Chapter 4 Building a Track and Field Program

Part II Coaching Plans
Chapter 5 Planning for the Season
Chapter 6 Preparing for Practices

Part III Coaching Events
Chapter 7 Sprints and Sprint Relays
Chapter 8 Hurdle Events
Chapter 9 Middle Distance and Distance Events
Chapter 10 High Jump
Chapter 11 Pole Vault
Chapter 12 Long Jump and Triple Jump
Chapter 13 Throwing Events

Part IV Coaching Meets
Chapter 14 Mental Training for Teams
Chapter 15 Preparing for Meets

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Audience:  Professional Coaches

Level: Professional Bronze