Articles & Videos in Articles

Using General Strength in the Training Regimen [ARTICLES]

by SAC Speed on

General Strength exercises are exercises that develop strength, using the athlete's bodyweight as the sole load or resistance. In general strength work no external loading is applied. General strength exercises can run the gamut from simple...... Continue

Strength & Conditioning - Program Design Fundamentals [ARTICLE]

by USTFCCCA on

It's not unusual for a track and field coach to be a little lost and a little frustrated with their strength and conditioning program. Some programs are gifted with access to individuals who...... Continue

Strengthening the Springs [ARTICLE]

by USTFCCCA on

"If you want to be fast, you have to run fast." While no practice or training tool is more specific to sprint development than consistent exposure to high-quality sprinting, there are obvious advantages to the incorporation of...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is...... Continue

Pole Carry and Drop [ARTICLE]

by USTFCCCA on

Vitali Petrov, the father of modern pole vaulting and the greatest innovator of our beloved sport, discovered some interesting aspects of technique when he observed two pole vaulters from the bamboo and steel age. He viewed a 1951 film of a...... Continue

Zinc Supplementation in High School Distance Runners [ARTICLE]

by USTFCCCA on

Influence of zinc supplementation on three self-reported respiratory health indicators in a sample of adolescent distance runners. Purpose: Zinc supplementation was administered concurrently with 40 miles per week of aerobic distance training...... Continue

Max Performance: Tips for getting organized and getting things done [ARTICLE]

by USTFCCCA on

The beauty of our sport is the diversity: cross country, sprints, throws, jumps, relays, multi-events. The same things that make our sport interesting and valuable can also make it a challenge. When one competition season ends, the next one...... Continue

Injury Protocol [ARTICLE]

by USTFCCCA on

Recent years have shown that NCAA athletics is leaving the transitional period from the old school 'No Pain, No Gain' era to the 'Student-Athlete Wellness Era'. The wizened coaches' perspective that 'these kids aren't as tough as they used to be...... Continue

What's Often Overlooked - The "other" components of training programs [ARTICLE]

by USTFCCCA on

While possessing a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of each of the throwing events is vital to success as a coach, recognizing that there are many, many less talked about and often overlooked components to a training program as...... Continue

Straighten Up: The Importance of Proper Posture and the Quality of Stiffness in Sprinting [ARTICLE]

by USTFCCCA on

Proper force application is a prerequisite for faster sprinting, jumping or throwing. Adequate strength levels in relation to sprinters' and jumpers' body weight is a great asset for successful performance only if the strength developed...... Continue

Advertisement