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Track & field coaching essentials. USA Track & field level 1 coach education manual

Coaching track and field is a unique challenge. The number of events, the specific technical skills to teach in each one, the event- and athlete-tailored training programs required for performing at a high level, and the planning and organization needed for practicing and competing effectively as a team can be difficult for even the most educated and experienced coaches. Track & Field Coaching Essentials provides the information and direction to make your first, or twenty-first, season a success. Starting with the fundamentals, moving on to the sport sciences, and then detailing each of the events, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative coaching resource in the sport. Experts such as Vern Gambetta on biomotor training for speed and power events, Joe Vigil on endurance events, and Jeremy Fischer on the jumps ensure the book contains the best and most current knowledge on each topic. Common technical faults and their corrections, as well as progressive performance drills, are included for every event, including relays. This primary text in USA Track & Field’s coaching education program is also a go-to reference for veteran coaches. Be it races, jumps, or throws, Track & Field Coaching Essentials has what coaches need to know to help their athletes achieve their performance potential. (book description of Human Kinetics) Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Part I Fundamentals of Coaching Track and Field Chapter 1 Positive Coaching Chapter 2 Ethics and Risk Management Part II Science of Coaching Chapter 3 Sport Psychology Chapter 4 Sport Biomechanics Chapter 5 Sport Physiology Chapter 6 Training Design Chapter 7 Biomotor Training for Speed and Power Events Part III Running Events and Relays Chapter 8 Sprints Chapter 9 Relays Chapter 10 Endurance Running and Racewalking Chapter 11 Hurdles Part IV Jumps Chapter 12 Coaching Jumping Events Chapter 13 Horizontal Jumps Chapter 14 Vertical Jumps Part V Throws Chapter 15 Coaching Throwing Events Chapter 16 Shot Put Chapter 17 Discus Chapter 18 Hammer Chapter 19 Javelin Final Thoughts References and Recommended Readings Index About USA Track & Field About the Editor About the Contributors
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Subjects: track and field coach educational training USA coaching training sport psychology biomechanics sport physiology training planning strength-speed strength event short-distance running relay long distance running race walking hurdles thinking long jump triple jump pole vault high jump shot put discus throw javelin throw hammer throw
Notations: endurance sports strength and speed sports academic training and research
Editors: W. Freeman
Published: Champaign Human Kinetics 2015
Pages: 360
Document types: book
Language: English
Level: advanced