Track and Field Coach's Survival Guide / Edition 1

Track and Field Coach's Survival Guide / Edition 1

by Edward L. Wallace
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0136165095

ISBN-13: 9780136165095

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

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ISBN-13:
9780136165095
Publisher:
Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Pages:
402
Sales rank:
855,276
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD ix(2)
ABOUT THIS RESOURCE xi
SECTION 1 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND BODY MECHANICS
1(18)
PERIODIZATION
3(5)
Cycle 1 -- The General Preparation Period
4(1)
Cycle 2 -- The Specific Preparation Period
5(1)
Cycle 3 -- The Precompetitive Phase
6(1)
Cycle 4 -- The Competitive Season
7(1)
Cycle 5 -- The Peaking Period
7(1)
PLYOMETRICS
8(1)
Figure 1-1: A Basic Chart of Voluntary Muscle Fibers
10
BODY MECHANICS
9(2)
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
11(4)
Cardiac Output
12(1)
Oxygen Uptake
12(1)
Capillarization
12(1)
Anaerobic Endurance
13(1)
Aerobic Endurance
13(1)
Leg Speed and Turnover
13(2)
EFFECTIVE WORKOUTS
15(4)
Considerations When Designing a Workout
15(4)
SECTION 2 MAXWELL MALTZ AND SUGGESTOLOGY
19(10)
USING THE MIND-BODY PHENOMENON
21(5)
Accentuate the Positive
23(1)
Stress Goal Setting
24(1)
Visualize
24(1)
Emphasize Discipline
25(1)
Focus and Concentrate
25(1)
KNOW YOUR CRAFT
26(1)
PRACTICE GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS
26(1)
TEACH MENTAL REHEARSAL
27(2)
SECTION 3 TALENT SEARCH
29(10)
STATISTICS AS AN AID IN YOUR SEARCH
31(3)
Figure 3-1: Probability Curve
33(1)
HOW TO CONDUCT YOUR SEARCH
34(2)
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS TO LOOK FOR
36(3)
SECTION 4 FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
39(10)
NO INDOOR TRACK
41(2)
NO OUTDOOR TRACK
43(2)
EQUIPMENT
45(4)
Essential Equipment and Supplies
46(2)
Overcoming the Disadvantages
48(1)
SECTION 5 THE 100 METER DASH -- The Ira Murchison Club
49(28)
Figure 5-1: The Quintessential Sprinter
51(1)
TRAINING THE SPRINTER
52(1)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
53(3)
OPTIMAL USE OF AVAILABLE FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
56(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
56(4)
The Sprinter's Start
56(1)
On Your Mark
56(1)
Get Set
57(1)
Go!
58(1)
Acceleration
59(1)
The Finish
59(1)
THE 100 METER TRAINING PROGRAM
60(10)
Coping with the Weather
68(2)
SPRINT TRAINING WITH LITTLE OR NO EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES
70(3)
Hallways or Corridors
70(1)
The Swimming Pool
71(1)
Gymnasiums
71(1)
Cafeterias
72(1)
Classrooms
72(1)
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE 100 METER DASH
73(2)
Phase 1
73(1)
Phase 2
73(1)
Acceleration from the Blocks
74(1)
Attainment of Maximum Speed
74(1)
The Finish
74(1)
RESISTANCE TRAINING
75(2)
SECTION 6 THE 200 METER DASH -- Stanfield, Carr, and Smith
77(18)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
79(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE 200 METERS
80(2)
TRAINING CYCLES AND WORKOUT PROGRAMS
82(8)
200 METER TRAINING WITH LITTLE OR NO EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES
90(1)
Hallways or Corridors
90(1)
Auditorium
91(1)
TRAINING OUTDOORS ON UNUSUAL SURFACES
91(1)
THE IMPORTANCE OF SPRINT DRILLS
92(3)
High Knees
92(1)
Butt Kicks
92(1)
Chop Downs
93(1)
One, Two, Threes
93(1)
Quick Steps
93(1)
Form Runs
93(2)
SECTION 7 THE 400 METER DASH -- Rigor Mortis
95(14)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
98(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
99(1)
PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE 400 METERS
100(2)
How to Overcome Rigor Mortis
101(1)
TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE 400 METER
102(5)
400 METER TRAINING WITH LITTLE OR NO EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES
107(2)
SECTION 8 THE 800 METERS -- Mal Whitfield and Company
109(26)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
112(1)
SOME PROBLEMS AND SOME SOLUTIONS
113(1)
HOW TO RUN THE 800 METERS
114(2)
SOME BASIC EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
116(3)
PACE JUDGMENT IN THE 800 METERS
119(1)
TRAINING CYCLES AND WORKOUT SCHEDULES
120(10)
Summer Program
120(2)
Cross-Country
122(1)
Standard Periodization Program
123(7)
HALF-MILE TRAINING UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS
130(1)
HOW TO USE COMPETITION TO DEVELOP RUNNERS
131(1)
800 METER RUNNING FORM
131(2)
FINAL OBSERVATIONS
133(2)
SECTION 9 THE MILE RUN -- America's Dilemma
135(14)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
138(2)
TALENT SEARCH
140(1)
HOW TO RUN THE MILE
140(3)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
143(1)
TRAINING CYCLES AND WORKOUT PROGRAMS
144(4)
CONCLUDING REMARKS
148(1)
SECTION 10 THE TWO MILE RUN -- Sixteen Blocks to Go
149(12)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
152(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
153(1)
TRAINING CYCLES AND WORKOUT PROGRAMS
153(5)
Summer Program
153(1)
Cross-Country
154(1)
Standard Program
155(3)
RUNNING TECHNIQUE, PACE, AND RACING TACTICS
158(1)
HOW TO TRAIN FOR THE TWO MILE UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS
159(2)
SECTION 11 THE RELAYS -- Teamwork Around the Track
161(16)
SPRINT RELAYS
163(7)
The "Blind Pass"
164(4)
Choosing and Arranging the Relay Team
168(1)
How to Calculate Perfect Baton Passing
168(1)
Figure 11-1: A Diagram of the 400 Meter Passing Zone
169(1)
To Verbal or Not to Verbal
170(1)
RELAY STRATEGY
170(3)
When Things Go Wrong
171(1)
The Visual Pass
171(2)
STEPS IN LEARNING CORRECT TECHNIQUE
173(1)
MEDLEY RELAYS
174(1)
DEVELOPING RELAY TEAMS WITHOUT FACILITIES
175(2)
SECTION 12 THE HIGH HURDLES -- The Legacy of Willie Davenport
177(20)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
179(1)
HOW TO TRAIN AND DEVELOP HURDLERS
180(2)
Learning to Hurdle
180(1)
Three Basic Ways to Teach Hurdling
181(1)
IMPROVING HURDLE EFFICIENCY
182(2)
Figure 12-1: High Hurdle Takeoff
183(1)
Figure 12-2: High Hurdle Technique
183(1)
HURDLE DRILLS
184(4)
The Seventh Hurdle Problem
186(1)
Learning to Do Three Steps
187(1)
FLEXIBILITY AND THE HIGH HURDLER
188(1)
TRAINING SCHEDULES AND WORKOUT PROGRAMS
188(6)
HURDLE TRAINING WITH LITTLE OR NO EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES
194(1)
Outdoor Surfaces
194(1)
Hallways and Corridors
195(1)
Gymnasiums
195(1)
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE 110 METER HURDLES
195(1)
Hurdle Efficiency
196(1)
CONCLUDING REMARKS
196(1)
SECTION 13 THE INTERMEDIATE HURDLES -- Moses and the Promised Land
197(16)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
201(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
201(2)
How to Establish a Stride Pattern
202(1)
Intermediate Hurdle Technique
203(1)
TRAINING PROGRAMS
203(7)
INTERMEDIATE HURDLING WITH LITTLE OR NO EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES
210(3)
SECTION 14 THE HIGH JUMP -- The Cow Jumped Over the Moon
213(18)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
216(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
217(4)
Figure 14-1: Measuring Steps for the High Jump
218(1)
Figure 14-2: High Jump -- Final Step
218(1)
Figure 14-3: High Jump -- Takeoff
218(1)
Teaching Bar Clearance
219(1)
The Flop Technique
220(1)
Arm Action in the Fosbury Flop
221(1)
TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
221(1)
TRAINING PROGRAMS
222(7)
HIGH JUMP TRAINING UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS
229(1)
CONCLUDING REMARKS
230(1)
SECTION 15 THE LONG JUMP -- White-Fiber Athletes Can Jump
231(20)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
233(1)
FINDING LONG JUMPERS
234(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
234(4)
Establishing a Consistent Run-Up
234(3)
How to Adjust Steps
237
Figure 15-1: Long Jump Takeoff
236(1)
Figure 15-2: Long Jump -- Hang Style
236(1)
Figure 15-3: Long Jump -- Hitch Kick
236(2)
JUMPING TECHNIQUE
238(2)
Learning to Hitch Kick
239(1)
Learning the Hang Technique
239(1)
Into the Pit
240(1)
PLYOMETRICS AND BOX DRILLS
240(2)
TRAINING PROGRAMS
242(5)
LONG JUMPING UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS
247(1)
CONCLUDING REMARKS
248(3)
SECTION 16 THE TRIPLE JUMP -- Sixty Feet?
251(18)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
253(1)
HOW TO FIND TRIPLE JUMPERS
254(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
255(5)
The Hop Phase, or the Takeoff
255(1)
The First Phase
256(1)
The Second Phase, or the Step
256(1)
Figure 16-1: Triple Jump Takeoff
257(1)
Figure 16-2: Triple Jump -- First Phase
257(1)
Figure 16-3: Triple Jump -- Second Phase
257(1)
Figure 16-4: Triple Jump -- Third Phase
257(2)
The Third (Final) Phase, or Final Jump
259(1)
The Landing
260(1)
TRAINING PROGRAMS
260(6)
TRIPLE JUMP TRAINING UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS
266(3)
Figure 16-5: Box Jumping Drills (Plyometrics)
267(2)
SECTION 17 THE POLE VAULT -- The Daredevils
269(18)
OBTAINING SAFE EQUIPMENT
271(1)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
272(1)
TECHNICAL ASPECTS
273(5)
Preliminary Pole Vault Instruction
273(1)
The Pole Plant
273(1)
Figure 17-1: Pole Vault Plant
274
Combining the Pole Plant and Bar Clearance
273(2)
The Full Technique
275(3)
CHOOSING A POLE
278(1)
THE POLE VAULT RUN-UP
279(1)
TRAINING PROGRAMS
279(6)
POLE VAULTING UNDER DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES
285(2)
SECTION 18 THE SHOT-PUT -- Brian's Song
287(20)
THE IDEAL SHOT-PUTTER
289(1)
LEARNING TO PUT THE SHOT
290(7)
Learning the "Glide" or "Shift"
291(1)
Figure 18-1: Shot-Put -- Position One
292(1)
Figure 18-2: Shot-Put -- Position Two
292(1)
Figure 18-3: Shot-Put -- Position Three
292(1)
Figure 18-4: Position Four -- The Power Position
293(1)
Figure 18-5: Shot-Put -- Position Five
293(1)
Figure 18-6: Shot-Put -- Position Six
293(1)
The Value of Videos
294(1)
The O'Brien Shot-Put Form in a Nutshell
294(1)
Figure 18-7: Foot Position in the Shot-Put -- Rotational Technique
295(1)
Figure 18-8: Foot Position in the Shot-Put -- O'Brien Technique
295(2)
The Discus or Rotational Style
297(1)
TRAINING SCHEDULES
297(4)
THE PRE-COMPETITIVE PERIOD
301(4)
TRAINING FOR THE SHOT-PUT UNDER DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES
305(2)
SECTION 19 THE DISCUS THROW -- It's Not a Frisbee
307(14)
TALENT IDENTIFICATION
309(2)
LEARNING TO THROW THE DISCUS
311(1)
Technique
311
Figure 19-1: Discus Throw -- Preparation for the Turn
310(1)
Figure 19-2: Discus Turn or Spin
310(1)
Figure 19-3: Discus Throw -- The Power Position
310(1)
Figure 19-4: Discus Release
310(2)
The Release
312(1)
A BRIEF STATEMENT ABOUT PHYSICAL LAWS
312(1)
TRAINING PROGRAMS
313(6)
DISCUS TRAINING UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS
319(2)
SECTION 20 STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY TRAINING
321(14)
WEIGHT-TRAINING GUIDELINES
324(2)
A Few Words About Steroids
324(2)
Weight-Training and Your Program
326(1)
BASIC WORKOUTS
326(2)
Figure 20-1: A Few Examples of Basic Weight-Training Exercises
325(3)
A Word of Caution
328(1)
ALTERNATIVES TO WEIGHT-TRAINING
328(4)
Figure 20-2: Viable Alternatives to Weight-Training
329(3)
MACHINES VERSUS FREE WEIGHTS
332(1)
FLEXIBILITY TRAINING
332(1)
A FINAL WORD
333(2)
SECTION 21 CLERICAL WORK AND RECORD KEEPING
335(42)
KEEPING PARENTS AND TEACHERS INFORMED
337(5)
Figure 21-1: Sample Letter to Parents
338(2)
Figure 21-2: Sample Meet Schedule
340(1)
Figure 21-3: Sample Track Meet Notice to Teachers
341(1)
KEEPING ATHLETES INFORMED
342(4)
Figure 21-4: Sample Sheet - Points Scored
343(1)
Figure 21-5: Sample Coach's Comment Sheet
344(2)
DEVELOPING A SYSTEM TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
346(21)
Figure 21-6: Team Roster
348(1)
Figure 21-7: Sample Meet Verification Form
349(1)
Figure 21-8: Sample Permit for Use of Buildings or Grounds
350(1)
Figure 21-9: Sample Contract for Interscholastic Athletic Contests
351(1)
Figure 21-10: Athletic Awards Form
352(1)
Figure 21-11: Sample Players' Record Sheet
353(2)
Figure 21-12: Sample Eligibility Certificate
355(2)
Figure 21-13: Sample Accident or Injury Report
357(2)
Figure 21-14: Sample Parent / Guardian Information (to be returned to School Coach)
359(1)
Figure 21-15: Sample Athletic Eligibility Certificate (high school association)
360(1)
Figure 21-16: Sample Board of Education Tax Exempt Authorization
361(1)
Figure 21-17: Heat Sheet - Track Events
362(1)
Figure 21-18: Team Score Chart
363(1)
Figure 21-19: Field Events for Distance
364(1)
Figure 21-20: Field Events for Height
365(1)
Figure 21-21: Final Results
366(1)
OTHER RECORDS
367(10)
Figure 21-22: Sample Guidelines for Indoor Track Meets
368(1)
Figure 21-23: Sample Entry Form for a District Track Meet
369(8)
SECTION 22 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
377(18)
SOLUTIONS
379(15)
1. If You Are a Neophyte, Coach What You Know
379(1)
2. Encourage Your Athletes to Coach One Another
379(1)
3. Plan - Use a Card System
380(1)
4. Use the Ted Haydon Method
381(1)
Figure 22-1: Sprinters Card (Competitive Period)
382(1)
Figure 22-2: 400 Meters Card (Competitive Period)
383(1)
Figure 22-3: Hurdles Card (Competitive Period)
384(1)
Figure 22-4: 800 Meters Card (Competitive Period)
385(1)
Figure 22-5: Distance Runners Card (Competitive Period)
386(1)
Figure 22-6: Shot-Putters Card (Competitive Period)
387(1)
Figure 22-7: Discus Card (Competitive Period)
388(1)
Figure 22-8: High Jumpers Card (Competitive Period)
389(1)
Figure 22-9: Long Jumpers Card (Competitive Period)
390(1)
Figure 22-10: Triple Jumpers Card (Competitive Period)
391(1)
Figure 22-11: Pole Vault Card (Competitive Period)
392(1)
5. Recruit Student Managers
393(1)
6. Look for Adult Volunteers
393(1)
LAMENTATIONS
394(1)
ABOUT ATTITUDE 395(1)
A FINAL WORD 396(3)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 399

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