Selected Technique Articles From Track Coach

Feeling there was a void in the field of technical coaching information in the U.S., in the fall of 1960 Track & Field News launched a new coaching quarterly titled Track Technique ("The Journal Of Technical Track & Field Athletics). The first editor was the esteemed Fred Wilt.

Through the years, TT morphed into Track Coach and along the way became the official technical periodical of USA Track & Field. With Russ Ebbets now at the editor's helm, the Fall 2013 edition of TC marked edition No. 205, totalling 6555 pages.

Online we're presenting selected articles—downloadable as PDFs—from back issues of TC. Although some of these pieces go back to the late '80s, they are still relevant to today's coaching & technique development. The articles run the gamut from sprint training to jumps and throws tips to biomechanics and plyometrics.

New articles are posted regularly.

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ON COACHING RUNNERS
By David Cavall (Track Coach 147--Spring 1999)

HOLOGICAL ADAPTATION TO HEAT STRESS
By Ralph A. Vernacchia & Sylvia Veit-Hartley (Track Coach 148--Summer 1999)

NEWTON AND DYSON PUMPED UP 
By Craig Richard McDonald (Track Coach 149--Fall 1999)

A TALK WITH CUBAN COACH SANTIAGO ANTUNEZ 
By Bent McFarlane (Track Coach 150--Winter 2000)

TRAIN WITH IWAN THOMAS, IF YOU DARES 
By Athletics Weekly (Track Coach 150--Winter 2000)

A REPLY TO VERHOSHANSKY ON PERIODIZATION
By William H. Freeman (Track Coach 149--Fall 1999)

AN ATHLETE'S VIEW OF LIMITS AND POSSIBILITIES
By Sergey Bubka (Track Coach 148--Summer 1999)

MAXIMAL POWER TRAINING (PMT)
By Vern Gambetta (Track Coach 145--Summer 1999)

APPLIED KINESIOLOGICAL CONCERNS FOR ATHLETICS
By Irving Schexnayder (Track Coach 145--Fall 1998)

TALENT SELECTION IN THROWING EVENTS 
By Max Jones (Track Coach 142--Winter 1998)

WHERE ARE THE AMERICANS? 
By Rich Medellin (Track Coach 143--Spring 1998)

IDENTIFYING AND DEVELOPING ELITE HURDLERS IN THE UNITED STATES 
By Kathleen Raske Sparrey (Track Coach 141--Fall 1997)

TEACHING THE WOMEN'S HAMMER 
By Larry Judge (Track Coach 148--Summer 1999)

THE 24 CONSENSUS PRINCIPLES OF ATHLETIC TRAINING AND CONDITIONING 
By John Kernan (Track Coach 148--Summer 1999)

TEACHING THE TRIPLE JUMP 
By Douglas Todd (Track Coach 146--Winter 1999)

BEYOND OUR REACH FOREVER 
By Frank J. Horwill (Track Coach 145--Fall 1998)

TRAINING PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESSFUL DISTANCE RUNNING 
By Ken Grace (Track Coach 101--Fall 1987)

PLYOMETRIC TRAINING LOADS FOR YOUTH AND BEGINNERS 
By Phil Lundin (Track Coach 101--Fall 1987)

IGOR TER-OVANESYAN ON THE LONG JUMP 
By John Rosenthal (Track Coach 102--Winter 1988)

WHAT MAKES SYEDIKH'S TECHNIQUE SO EFFECTIVE 
By Harold Connolly (Track Coach 102--Winter 1988)

TRAINING FOR THE 400 METERS 
By William Black (Track Coach 102--Winter 1988)

SPEED TRAINING 
By Bernie Beverly (Track Coach 103--Spring 1988)

THE PROPER TECHNIQUE FOR INJURY PREVENTION AND EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE
By Lois Klatt (Track Coach 103--Spring 1988)

ANALYSIS OF PIERRE QUINON'S VAULT TECHNIQUE 
By Colin Paar (Track Coach 104--Summer 1988)

TT INTERVIEW: YURI SYEDIKH 
Track Coach Interview (Track Coach 105--Fall 1988)

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND NUTRITION
By Susan I. Barr, Ph.D., R.D.N., Canada (Track Coach 105--Fall 1988)

PLANNING TRAINING FOR THE SPRINTS & HURDLES
By Peter Warden, Great Britain (Track Coach 105--Fall 1988)

MUSCLE FIBER TYPES AND TRAINING
By Jason R. Karp, M.S. (Track Coach 155--Spring 2001)

BASIC RESTORATION PROCEDURES
By M. Zalessky, V. Sobolevsky, L. Khomenov (Track Coach 106--Winter 1988)

THE APPROACH RUN IN THE POLE VAULT
By Dr. James G. Hay (Track Coach 106--Winter 1988)

THE TAKEOFF DRILL FOR THE LONG JUMP 
By Clifford Larkins (Track Coach 107--Spring 1989)

INDOOR CONDITIONING FOR MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNERS
By George Gandy, BAAB Senior Coach (Track Coach 107--Spring 1989)

ANALYSIS OF THE HIGH JUMP CROSSBAR IN FAILED ATTEMPTS
By Brad Hackett (Track Coach 107--Spring 1989)

ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL PREP TRACK PROGRAM
By Craig McDonald, Steve James and Tom Kutschkau (Track Coach 107--Spring 1989)

TRAINING SAFETY TIPS FOR LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS
By John Robertson, M.D., Seattle, Washington(Track Coach 108--Summer 1989)

DEVELOPMENT OF MAXIMUM SPRINTING SPEED 
By Frank W. Dick, BAAB Director of Coaching, Great Britain (Track Coach 109--Fall 1989)

PETE'S POINTERS FOR PERFECT POLE VAULTING
By Peter McGinnis (Track Coach 109--Fall 1989)

TIPS FOR IMPROVED JAVELING TRAINING
By Edward Harnes (Track Coach 110--Winter 1990)

DEALING WITH PRECOMPETITIVE ANXIETY
By Hardy Crace (Track Coach 110--Winter 1990)

ADAPTING TRAINING PLANS FOR THE PREP DISCUS THROWER
By Tommy Badon (Track Coach 110--Winter 1990)

BIOMECHANICAL RELATIONSHIPS IN DISTANCE RUNNING 
By Keith R. Williams, Ph.D. (Track Coach 110--Winter 1990)

THE PRE-JUMP
By Alan Launder, Australia (Track Coach 112--Summer 1990)

SPEED TRAINING—AN AID TO JUMPING AND VAULTING
By David Lease, Scotland (Track Coach 112--Summer 1990)

IMPROVING THE PENULTIMATE STEP IN THE JUMPING EVENTS
By Bob Myers (Track Coach 112--Summer 1990)

IN SEARCH OF SEPPO
By Kevin McGill (Track Coach 126--Winter 1994)

ERGOGENIC AIDS
By Wilf Paish, Great Britain (Track Coach 126--Winter 1994)

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE HIGH JUMP APPROACH
By Irving Schexnayder (Track Coach 126--Winter 1994)

THE PARADOXICAL NATURE OF THE HAMMER THROW
By Greg Gassner (Track Coach 129--Fall 1994)