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A COACH’S Leadership [ARTICLE]


Affective leadership is a result of a systematic and sensible approach to a unique management style designed to reach the vision and mission of a successful program. To develop leadership qualities as an athletics coach, one can learn from the...... Continue

Mental Toughness - The Psychological Skills [ARTICLE]


Psychological characteristics such as mental toughness, goal setting, imagery, realistic performance evaluation and commitment have been shown to be the difference between a medal winner in the Olympics and non-medal...... Continue

A Special Relationship - A Coach’s Duty In Sports Law [ARTICLE]


The iconic image of a coach and athlete traditionally evokes images of little league baseball coaches mentoring young boys, Mary Lou Retton celebrating Olympic triumph in Bela Karolyi's arms, or teams like UCLA who symbolized basketball greatness...... Continue

Training With Data [ARTICLE]


In High School, College, and at the Professional Level: Insights into how mid to long distance coaches perceive and use data to drive performance and progress.... Continue

Nutrition Checklist for Cross Country [ARTICLE]

by Everything Track and Field - MF Athletic on

The Cross Country Season is almost here! So before it begins, let's talk about Race Day Nutrition. Morning Races For morning races, always eat something 2-3 hours before race time. Some toast or a bagel with some peanut butter is an excellent...... Continue

Helping Your High School Athlete Choose the Right College [ARTICLE]


College coaches across the country get emails, letters, phone calls and recruiting questionnaires from prospective-student athletes throughout the year. The recruiting process is a vital part of a collegiate track and field programs success...... Continue

Psychological Factors Contributing to Injury [ARTICLE]


Physical factors are the primary cause of athletic injuries, but psychological factors also contribute. Sport psychologists have helped clarify the role that psychological factors play in athletic injuries. Figure 1 shows a simplified version of...... Continue

The Bowerman Men's Watch List (Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships) [ARTICLE]


Arkansas hurdler Omar McLeod replaced his fellow SEC sprinter Dedric Dukes on the ten-man list. McLeod already had an NCAA championship in his trophy case, but won his first SEC title in the 60 meter hurdles on Saturday. He did so in just 7.49...... Continue

Ties that Bind [ARTICLE]


After over twenty years as an athlete and coach in the sports of cross country and track & field reflecting on my experiences, both positive and negative, has helped me understand what it is I do and where my greatest successes have been...... Continue

Race Day Preparation (for the High School Athlete) [ARTICLE]

by Everything Track and Field - MF Athletic on

A great performance always starts with great preparation. If you've followed the (proper) principles of training, you should be fit and ready for competition. Now comes the Race Day preparation that will bring your hard work to fruition. ... Continue