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About Fundamentals of Track and Field . . .
Teaching correct techniques in track and field can be a challenge, especially for less experienced coaches and physical educators. The broad range of knowledge required to teach and coach so many varied events makes track and field one of the most technically complex sport areas to master.
Fundamentals of Track and Field simplifies the learning and teaching process with clear, progressive instruction. Coaches and physical educators will find the book especially useful, answering common questions such as, "What sequence of lead-ups and drills should be used?" and "How do I make my teaching and coaching environment as safe as possible?"
Written by former Olympic athlete and veteran coach Gerry Carr, this book
presents valuable information for teaching and coaching every track and
field event, including such frequently excluded events as the 400-meter
hurdles, steeplechase, triple jump, hammer throw, and race walking. For
each event, the book provides
Accompanying the written material are nearly 300 high-quality illustrations that show correct technique in sequential detail for each event. Plus, throughout this attractive, reader-friendly book, you'll find special coaching tips to highlight key points.
Fundamentals of Track and Field is the best book on the basics in each event. It is the starting point for all those who dream of one day winning a gold medal.
About the Author
Gerry Carr, PhD, is a professor in the School of Physical Education at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, where he teaches biomechanics to physical educators and coaches. During a noteworthy track and field career, he threw the discus for Great Britain in the Olympic Games and competed for the UCLA Bruins in the discus, shot put, and hammer throw. He has coached and taught track and field to physical educators and elite athletes in Europe, the United States, and Canada.
An accomplished writer, Carr has published six books and more than 30 articles on sport and physical education, including Mechanics of Sport: A Practitioner’s Guide (Human Kinetics, 1996), which explains the mechanical principles involved in the performance of sport techniques. Carr resides in Victoria, British Columbia.
Table of Contents
Part I: Track Events
Part II: Jumping Events
Part III: Throwing Events
Words of Praise
"Fundamentals of Track and Field
provides a systematic and friendly approach to the introduction of track
and field fundamentals for physical educators, beginning coaches, and young
athletes. This book is a must for your professional library."
"A great book for training and
developing new coaching talent for track and field. Super for assisting
young coaches in planning practices and seasonal training, and valuable
for experienced coaches, too."