USATF Level 1 School - Chabot College

Supplemental Handouts in order of presentation
prepared by Ken Grace –

Philosophy and Ethics:

USATF to implement USOC SafeSport Program:


USATF is rolling out implementation of the USOC SafeSport Program which will eventually be mandatory for all background checked coaches, administrators and officials for better awareness and protection of our youth.  More information:



Protecting Our Children

Interdisciplinary Dynamics of Athletes

How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Road Map to Success


Training the Energy Systems

Using Energy Systems to Create Training Programs

Will that be Water or Soda?

Why We Need to Undo Sitting

10 Steps of Muscle Contraction

Principles to Follow for Well Being

Training Theory

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 resource for well written-informative articles on all aspects of T&F Training.



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


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

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

Good vs Bad Triple Jump

Dan Pfaff – Guidelines for Plymetric Training


Safety Guide for Track and Field

Being a Meet Director

The Race to No Where In Youth Sports


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.


Coaching Athletics

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


Coaching Youth Blog: 

Youth Level 2 School founder and youth development expert Dr. Matt Lydum has created a blog with interesting articles and information pertaining to youth.


USATF Pacific Coaches website: 

Information regarding coaching education opportunities, and coaching related concerns: