Runners Take Your Mark: The Parents' Guide to Youth Track and Field

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AuthorHouse, Mar 1, 2009 - Psychology - 132 pages

Far beyond books with workouts, it provides a foundation to develop youth as an athlete and a person. It is what sports in general and track and field specifically is all about. This book sets the stage for the best track and field experience possible! Parents and coaches: once you read this book, you’ll keep coming back to re-read it!

You’ll learn:

…how to get kids involved with track and field.

…how to enjoy track meets to their fullest.

…key facts, practical trivia, and track and field lingo.

…how to be prepared for practices and for track meets.

…mental game approaches to create a motivational environment for your child.

…how to help your child deal with victory and defeat.

 You’ll get:

…check-lists to keep you organized.

…assessments to help define parents’ and children’s unique needs.

…interview questions for potential clubs and coaches.

…a candid view of how far youth can go in track and field and what it takes.

…an easy reference for terminology and abbreviations found in track and field.

We guarantee you’ll learn something new about track and field and motivating youth!



“Finally, a book that integrates what youth track and field is all about – health, fitness, enjoyment and personal development of children. This is the absolute best guide for parents whose kids are already involved or want to get involved in track and field I have ever seen. You will not find a better or more understandable guide. This book motivates while it educates. In short, in my 20-plus years in track and field this is the finest book of its type.”

Coach Rawle Crichlow, Feel The Heat TC (USATF Club #48-0277) & Hamilton HS Cross Country and T & F


“Brillian! Thank you for recognizing and then meeting the need.”

Mark McDonald, TriExpert Coaching


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About the author (2009)

Dr. Lorraine Williams, a native of Southern California received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of La Verne & Doctorate from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Today she is a Personal Wellness Consultant and lectures regularly on Health and Wellness topics locally and around the country. In addition to being the editor of she is a regular contributor to many youth sports and youth track and field websites.

Dr. Lorraine is available for personal Sports Health and Wellness consultations and treatment for youth and adult athletes. (Trackmom1@gmail)

Dean is an author, speaker and coach. He works with individual athletes, coaches, and teams on sports performance enhancement. He earned his B.S. in Rehabilitation and Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Arizona with post-graduate work in sports psychology. Dean is a certified hypnotherapist and certified Mental Game Coaching Professional™. Dean is a Master’s All-American runner himself and head coach of RxRunning & Racing Team as well as Mesquite High School (Gilbert, AZ) cross-country.

Dean has more than 20 years of college teaching, speaking and coaching experience with athletes and non-athletes alike. Dean’s varied background enables him to be effective with a wide variety of environments, individuals and team sports. He works with you to “get the right mindset”.

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