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Track & Field Coaching Essentials
 


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Coach = Role Model
The coach, by the very nature of the position, is a role model for athletes and a representative of an entire profession and sport. The coach’s dress, behavior, and relationship with others should be professional. Because of the position of authority and responsibility, the coach’s personal life should also be held to high standards.
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Hydration, heat, nutrition for endurance events
Good safety practices should be used when training endurance athletes. Because of the high volume of work, special problems arise. A proper training program balances intensity and volume and provides event-specific flexibility, strength, and drill training.
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Achieve success in the throws
Success in the throws depends on the consistent performance of skills and techniques. Some of the skills required for throwing may seem unnatural at first. The summation of all forces leading up to the release of the implement directly affects the throw.
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Track & Field Coaching Essentials
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Leading USATF coaches present event-specific technical instruction and training regimens in this official level 1 text of USA Track & Field’s coach education program. Experts in sport psychology, physiology, and biomechanics provide coaches knowledge and applications to improve athletes’ performance.

© 2015
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Book   368 pages
ISBN-13: 9781450489324
 

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