High School Track

Recently I’ve been coaching at the local high school.  I’ve done this before and really enjoy it.  I learn more about the jumps every time I coach high shool athletes.  The most difficult part for me is realizing that I need to explain  everything down to the most detailed elements.  When I coach world class or elite athletes they tend to understand things quickly and I never have to get too detailed.  I realized that if I don’t go back to high school I lose my coaching edge.  It is always good to go back to the basics so that I can polish up my skill as a coach.  Any coach that always teaches at the top of the heap will tend to get lulled into a pattern that I think is rather dangerous.  I have learned that it is important to continue to “replenish my knowledge”.

Tomorrow I’ll go watch my athletes compete in a local track meet.  I don’t expect much because I just started helping them and I haven’t been consistent.  It will be exciting to see how much they improve or, how much they don’t improve due to confusion.  Stay tuned for the result…


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