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track and field

May 4, 2017

Relieving shin splints in athletes

If you spend enough time around athletes, you'll most likely observe at least one of them putting ice on their shins after practice. Ask “why,” and the most common answer is, "I have shin splints."” Although it may be a common problem, shin spl...


February 3, 2017

Track & Field: Getting more from your warmups

The days of taking a lap and static stretching as a warm-up are over. Chuck Woolridge, the successful cross country and track coach at Campolindo High School in Moraga, California, has learned quite a bit about the ancillary aspects of running in ...


July 13, 2016

NFHS modifies rule against helping injured competitors

Cross country and track athletes will now be given more latitude when they lend a helping hand to an injured competitor. Previously, assisting a fellow athlete led to a disqualification, but beginning with the 2017 season, that will be changed. Th...


July 20, 2015

NFHS approves rule changes for track and field

The National Federation of State High School Associations approved rule changes for track and field and cross country beginning with the upcoming season. Here is the official news release from the NFHS: [caption id="attachment_11978" align="alignr...


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January 20, 2015

Track & Field: Coaching your jumpers

9 competitive tips to keep your athletes fully prepared The long and triple jumps can be incredibly difficult to prepare for, especially for athletes who may not be accustomed to the event. Because it’s so different from other track and field comp...


June 11, 2014

Broken Arrow School District Undergoing six Athletic Field Projects

Six athletic field projects are underway in the Broken Arrow School District in Oklahoma, four of which will be completed this fall. The projects support the district’s nearly 18,000 students. Hellas Construction is installing 475,000 squa...


October 30, 2013

Track & Field: Discovering new heights for jumpers

Gary Pepin has been coaching men's and women's track at the University of Nebraska for nearly 30 years, and in that time he has won a lot and learned a lot, especially about his specialty — jumping events. "The first thing you have to do is know t...


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Developing a Program That’s ’Cool’ to be in

Sponsored By: Developing a Program That’s 'Cool' to be in Steve Kostka, head girls track coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), explains how the school has succeeded in making the track program ‘cool’ to be in. That success ha...