Getting Started in Track and Field Athletics: Advice & Ideas for Children, Parents, and Teachers
Trafford Publishing, 2006
Getting Started in Track and Field Athletics-advice, ideas and great stories for parents, coaches, teachers, and young athletes.
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The stride of a distance running
Sitting and kicking
Working your way through the field
Creating your tactical plan
The need for speed
What makes a runner move fast?
Nature nurture and the worlds fastest runners
The phases of a sprint race
The evolution of starting techniques
What are starting blocks?
The role of the race starter
The acceleration phase of sprinting
The maximum and decelerating phase of sprinting
The finish of the race
What is a dip finish?
What is a photo finish?
The stride of a sprinter
Relaxation in sprinting
Sprinting tips for your athletes
Sprinting tips for teachers and coaches
Rules of sprinting
Warmup games for sprinting practice
Sample sprinting track workouts
What equipment do I need to compete in track?
The history of relay racing
Rules for the 4X 100m race
How to exchange the relay baton
Organising your relay practice
How do you set a World record?
Rules for the 4 x 400m race
History of distance running
Why is the Olympic marathon race 262 miles long?
Captain Barclays run
What is the difference between middle and long distance running?
The science of distance running
What distance should young children run?
The Pyramid of achievement
How to practice train for distance running
The technique of good distance running
Capture the flag
The Devil takes the Hindmost
Lets go the races
Can we beat the world record?
The history of long jumping
The techniques of long jump
Common mistakes made in long jumping
12 steps to takeoff
And the winner is
Standing long jump and off 3 strides
High Jumping techniques
What is needed to be a good high jumper
The Fosbury Flop
The high jump bar versus the rope
The rules of High jumping
How did I do?
The history of pole vault
The history of shot put
The rules of shot put
Common mistakes in shot put
Questions parents ask about shot put
The history of steeplechasing
The qualities of hurdling
Adaptations for young children
What is the decathalon?
How to create your own multievent track competition
The origins of race walking
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