Learn'n More about Track and Field: Handbook/Guide for Kids, Parents, and Coaches
This is a practical guide book for kids, parents, or anyone that wants to learn more about Track & Field events. It has 436 pictures, illustrations, diagrams, and charts to look at. It covers all the basic fundamentals for the Track events, and the Field events. It is complete with track size, nutrition and diets, track history, warm up exercises, performance tables, new parent orientation, officiating, meet information, equipment used and a glossary.
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New Parent Orientation Track Field 101
Getting Ready for Meets
Glossary Track FieldCross Country Terminology
acceleration arm swing backward ball Basics baton body coach competitors distance dumbbell exchange Fartlek feet fingers flexed foot lengths forward front fundamental skills glide grip ground hammer throw high jump high school hips hurdle hurdler javelin throwing keep kick knee landing lane lead leg lean least five left foot left leg long jump move muscle memory need to learn o’clock pole vault position SEE FIGURE practice session Practice To practice push race walker race walking rear relay right foot right hand right leg ring rotate shot put shot putters shoulder side skills you need speed spin sprint sprinters stand starting line starting point step stopboard straight ahead stride run-up sure takeoff technique toes track & field track and field track meet trailing leg training session triple jump USATF vaulters young kids younger kids youth track