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Teaching correct techniques in track and field can be a challenge, especially for less experienced coaches and physical educators. The broad range of knowledge required to teach and coach so many varied events makes track and field one of the most technically complex sport areas to master.
Fundamentals of Track and Field simplifies the learning and teaching process with clear, progressive instruction. Coaches and physical educators will find the book especially useful, answering common questions such as, "What sequence of lead-ups and drills should be used?" and "How do I make my teaching and coaching environment as safe as possible?"
Written by former Olympic athlete and veteran coach Gerry Carr, this book presents valuable information for teaching and coaching every track and field event, including such frequently excluded events as the 400-meter hurdles, steeplechase, triple jump, hammer throw, and race walking. For each event, the book provides:
- step-by-step instructions progressing from basic skills to intermediate techniques;
- practice drills to learn and master each essential skill;
- troubleshooting tables that list common technique errors and corrections;
- coaching tips to improve instruction and organization; and
- safety suggestions, performance standards, and assessment tools.
Accompanying the written material are nearly 300 high-quality illustrations that show correct technique in sequential detail for each event. Plus, throughout this attractive, reader-friendly book, you'll find special coaching tips to highlight key points.
Fundamentals of Track and Field is the best book on the basics in each event. It is the starting point for all those who dream of one day winning a gold medal.
Part I: Track Events
Chapter 1. Sprints
Chapter 2. Relays
Chapter 3. Hurdles
Chapter 4. Distance Running
Chapter 5. Steeplechase
Chapter 6. Race Walking
Part II: Jumping Events
Chapter 7. High Jump
Chapter 8. Long Jump
Chapter 9. Triple Jump
Chapter 10. Pole Vault
Part III: Throwing Events
Chapter. 11 Shot Put
Chapter 12. Discus
Chapter 13. Javelin
Chapter 14. Hammer Throw
Posted July 12, 2004
This book is the one I turn to most frequently while coaching. I coach jr high and high school girls in long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vault. This book lays out the fundamentals of each event and then details progressive drills. The drills tend to be easy to teach and include hints on what say, such as 'drive the knee.' Each chapter has an excellent trouble shooting section.
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