Getting Started in Track and Field Athletics: Advice & Ideas for Children, Parents, and Teachers

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Trafford Publishing, Dec 1, 2006
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Getting Started in Track and Field Athletics-advice, ideas and great stories for parents, coaches, teachers, and young athletes.
 

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Contents

The stride of a distance running
106
Frontrunning
108
Sitting and kicking
109
Surging
110
Working your way through the field
112
Creating your tactical plan
113
Fartlek
114
Paarluff
116

The need for speed
28
What makes a runner move fast?
30
Nature nurture and the worlds fastest runners
31
The phases of a sprint race
32
The evolution of starting techniques
33
What are starting blocks?
35
The role of the race starter
39
The acceleration phase of sprinting
41
The maximum and decelerating phase of sprinting
43
The finish of the race
44
What is a dip finish?
46
What is a photo finish?
47
The stride of a sprinter
48
Sprinting posture
50
Relaxation in sprinting
51
Sprinting tips for your athletes
52
Sprinting tips for teachers and coaches
53
Rules of sprinting
54
Warmup games for sprinting practice
57
Sprint drills
64
Sample sprinting track workouts
66
What equipment do I need to compete in track?
70
The history of relay racing
75
Rules for the 4X 100m race
76
How to exchange the relay baton
79
Organising your relay practice
80
How do you set a World record?
84
Rules for the 4 x 400m race
85
History of distance running
88
Why is the Olympic marathon race 262 miles long?
89
Captain Barclays run
90
World records
91
What is the difference between middle and long distance running?
92
The science of distance running
93
What distance should young children run?
95
The Pyramid of achievement
98
How to practice train for distance running
99
The technique of good distance running
103
Four corners
118
Huddle Ball
119
Capture the flag
120
The Devil takes the Hindmost
121
Lets go the races
122
Can we beat the world record?
123
The history of long jumping
129
The techniques of long jump
130
The Hang
131
Common mistakes made in long jumping
133
12 steps to takeoff
134
And the winner is
135
Standing long jump and off 3 strides
136
High Jumping techniques
137
What is needed to be a good high jumper
138
The Fosbury Flop
139
The high jump bar versus the rope
144
The rules of High jumping
145
How did I do?
146
Triple Jump
147
The history of pole vault
148
Javelin
150
Discus
152
Hammer
154
Shot Put
155
The history of shot put
156
The rules of shot put
157
Common mistakes in shot put
158
Questions parents ask about shot put
159
The Steeplechase
162
The history of steeplechasing
163
The qualities of hurdling
164
Adaptations for young children
166
400m Hurdles
167
What is the decathalon?
168
How to create your own multievent track competition
169
The origins of race walking
170
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Gary Barber is Assistant Director at St. Michael's University SchoolJunior School in Victoria, British Columbia, PE teacher and coach of 9 extracurricular sports teams at St. Michael's, and President of three local athletic/sports associations.

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