USATF Level 1 School Resources - Chabot College

Supplemental Handouts in order of presentation
prepared by Ken Grace –


Philosophy and Ethics:
Protecting Our Children

SafeSport:  All USATF coaches, officials, association officers and committee chairs must have completed the NCSI Background check and SafeSport trained.  



Interdisciplinary Dynamics of Athletes

Road Map to Success

Athlete Lifestyle


Warm Up and Cool Down

Training the Energy Systems

Using Energy Systems to Create Training Programs

Will that be Water or Soda?

10 Steps of Muscle Contraction

Principles to Follow for Well Being


Long Run Documentary

Training Theory

Biomechanics of PE

Biomotor Abilities

Training Smart: Effective Training Design

Sequencing Your Workouts


Sprint Race Modeling and Associated Training Methods

Acceleration Times for 100 meters

Tom Tellez on Sprint Mechanics

Standard Track & Field Warm-up

Hurdle Drill Progression

Fast Leg Drills

Tom Tellez – Biomechanics of Sprinting

Stephen Francis – 100 meter Hurdle Guide

Biomechanics of Sprinting 

Great Lecture and demonstration on Sprint Mechanics


Sample Workouts Using 4 Types of Running

Endurance Training Paces

Race Walking Technique

Fun and Effective Cross Training

Moses Mosop Running Technique

Middle and Long Distance Training Principles by Arthur Lydiard

Beginning to Run

Strength and Flexibility for Distance Runners



Commonalities of the Throws

Women’s Hammer Video

Biomechanics of the Throws

Rotational Shot Workout

Discus Workout

Vertical Jumps

Mechanics of the Pole Vault

Women’s Pole Vault Video

Bubka Vault Video

High Jump Made Simple

Check List for Horizontal Jumps

Pole Vault Progression Check List

Pole Vault Biomechanics

Horizontal Jumps

Penultimate Step in the Long Jump

Long Jump in Slow Motion

Basics of the Long Jump

Long Jump Biomechanics

Hop phase in the Triple Jump by Bo Schexnader

Step Phase in the Triple Jump by Bo Schexnader

Triple Jump Biomechanics

Triple Jump in Slow Motion

Good vs Bad Triple Jump

Dan Pfaff – Guidelines for Plyometric Training


LA84 Manual on Coaching Track and Field – An excellent book

Safety Guide for Track and Field

LA84 Cross Country Coaching Manual

Being a Meet Director

Excellent on-line publication for coaches:


USOC Coach Magazine: Free e-zine resource for all coaches with informative articles on training and peripheral considerations common amongst all Olympic sports.


Techniques Magazine: A great free quarterly e-zine from the collegiate USTFCCCA with informative article on all aspects of our sport. An excellent information website with well researched articles on a broad variety of topics.


Coaching Athletics: Free e-zine devoted solely to coaching our sport with feature articles and training tips


Click here for a free USOC 30min webinar on how to coach youth athletes

USATF Pacific Coaches website: 
Information regarding coaching education opportunities, and coaching related concerns: (Christopher Glaeser)


Coach Jay Johnson coaches tips


Track Mindset:


LA84 Foundation Track & Field Coaching Manual

Aimed at the high school track coach, this volume focuses on team administration, training principles, strength training, plyometrics, injury prevention, nutrition, organizing a track meet, rules, and specific tips for coaching each track & field event. Includes a chapter on the use of Performance Enhancing substances with high school athletes.



LA84 Foundation Cross Country Coaching Manual

This manual describes how to build a high school cross country program using sound principles and methods for coaching distance running. Information on managing injuries, motivational tips, racing strategy, and guidelines for organizing a cross country meet is included.



USATF Pacific Coaches website: 
Information regarding coaching education opportunities, and coaching related concerns: