In this three-videotape series, America`s top coaches introduce the fundamental skills and techniques used in each track and field event. Produced in conjunction with The Athletics Congress (now U.S. Track and Field), the Coaching by the Experts series covers running events, jumping events, and throwing events on separate videotapes.
With the help of slow-motion and stop-action photography, all three videos
• show athletes how to perform the specific skills and use the correct technique for each event,
• point out common mistakes in each event, and
• provide drills to correct these mistakes.
With former Olympic coaches Leroy Walker, Larry Ellis, Stan Huntsman, and Terry Crawford serving as instructors, this 48-minute video presents teaching segments on sprints, hurdles, relays, middle distances, and long distances.
The video begins by demonstrating the essential elements of good sprinting form and starting technique. Next, in the hurdles segment, viewers learn proper technique for the 100-meter men`s hurdles, the 100-meter women`s hurdles, and the intermediate hurdles. The relay segment teaches proper baton exchanges, demonstrating how to pass the stick in both the 400-meter and 1600-meter relay. Finally, the video shows middle and long distance runners how to improve their running mechanics. The video illustrates how to eliminate lateral movement and other sources of wasted energy, and it explains basic race strategies.
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.