Jenny Simpson – World 1500 Meter Champion – on Dealing With Disappointment

Here’s an excellent interview for those of you who must deal with athletes who have experienced a disappointing performance…and what coach hasn’t dealt with that situation! In fact, it’s so relevant that you might want to email a link to Continue reading Jenny Simpson – World 1500 Meter Champion – on Dealing With Disappointment

“He Called On It All” – A Motivational Video for Track Athletes

It’s track and field championship season. If you’re looking for a video to motivate your runners, check this out. It’s not a high quality production, but it’s set to music and the message is great. It’s called “He Called on Continue reading “He Called On It All” – A Motivational Video for Track Athletes

“Track and Field Coach” Website – A Great Free Resource for Coaches

If you’re like most of the track coaches that I know, you’re always searching for new information resources. So, good news – there’s a new website that provides loads of track and field technique information. Called “Track and Field Coach,” Continue reading “Track and Field Coach” Website – A Great Free Resource for Coaches

Why Are There No Timeouts in Endurance Sports?

I watched a basketball game this weekend, in which play was stopped over and over again for timeouts. There were so many timeouts that the final 30 seconds of the game took five minutes to complete. Typical comments from commentators Continue reading Why Are There No Timeouts in Endurance Sports?

Free Coaching Manuals from the LA84™ Foundation

The 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles were among the most financially successful in history. And they left a legacy of free resources for students, athletes and coaches, available from the LA84™ Foundation. Included in these resources are a number Continue reading Free Coaching Manuals from the LA84™ Foundation