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 "Transitions to a High School Track or Cross Country Program" 

 By Jeff Arbogast  

One of the greatest thrills for a high school coach is the prospect of working with a new season full of eager and talented athletes each year 

The Advanced High School 800m Race 

 By Jeff Arbogast 

The high school 800-meter race is a true ‘hybrid’ event in that virtually any sound athlete has an opportunity to succeed, whether coming from a sprint background or coming from a history of cross country or distance running.   

Simplified Coaching in the Sprint Hurdles

By Boo Schexnayder 

Coaching the sprint hurdles can be a daunting task with many variables and few constants. Here we ease coaching by developing a simple coaching system for the 100-meter and 110-meter hurdle 

Structuring the 14-Workout Week in High School Cross Country 

By Jeff Arbogast 

Fitting in the most work possible in a week's period is a daunting task for even the most experienced coach. Questions such as how much training, what type of training, and what order the training is given always seem to conflict, particularly when the added complexities of a meet or two are thrown into the mix. 


The Track Meet Plan – a Simplified Method

By Woody Barnett

Hosting a home track and field meet does not have to be an unpleasant task. If the meet is well- planned and key personnel are secured, running the meet can be a very rewarding experience. 


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