Course curriculum

  • 01

    Effective Coaching

    • Principles of Coaching

    • Environment

    • Communication

    • Feedback

    • Strategies

  • 02

    Learning Styles

    • The Learning Process

    • Skill Advancement

    • Learning ComplexSkills (part one)

    • Learning Complex Skills (part two)

    • Movement Speed

  • 03

    Energy Production

    • Energy Systems Introduction

    • Energy Systems and Intensity (part one)

    • Energy Systems and Intensity (part two)

    • ATP Power and Capacity

    • Track and Field Energy

  • 04

    Biomechanics and Force

    • Biomechanics

    • Newton's Laws of Motion

    • Angular Movement

    • Track and Field Biomechanics

    • Mechanisms of Force

  • 05

    Muscles and Motor Units

    • Musculoskeletal System

    • Motor Units

    • Stretch Shortening Cycle

    • Bonus: Muscle Slack

  • 06

    Athletic Abilities

    • Athletic Abilities

    • Strength (part one)

    • Strength (part two)

    • Speed

    • Endurance

    • Flexibility

    • Coordination

    • Multiple Abilities

    • Stages of Development

  • 07

    Exercise Types and Selection

    • Exercise Selection

    • General Preparation Exercises

    • Specific Preparatory Exercises

    • Competition Exercises

    • Exercise and Transfer

    • Specific Development Exercises

  • 08

    Training Principles

    • Overload

    • Adaptation

    • Training Considerations

    • Supercompensation

    • Periodization

    • Programming

    • Compatibility (part one)

    • Compatibility (part two)

  • 09

    Practice Methods and Purpose

    • Practice Goals and Design

    • Competition Rehearsal

    • Preparing for Success

    • Deliberate Practice

  • 10

    Behavior and Preparation

    • Champion Behaviors

    • Traits of Olympians

    • Goals (Part 1)

    • Goals (Part 2)

    • Nutrition

    • Nature and Nurture

  • 11

    Sprints, Hurdles and Relays

    • Sprints

    • Sprint Terms

    • Sprint Training Organization

    • Sprint Training and Energy Systems

    • Hurdle Basics

    • Hurdle Technique

    • Hurdle Teaching Progressions

    • Relays

    • Bonus Video Active Stretch Warm Up Exercises

    • Bonus Video Acceleration Line Drills

    • Bonus Video Max Velocity Wickets

  • 12

    Distance Running

    • Distance Running

    • Distance Running Methods (part 1)

    • Distance Running Methods (part 2)

    • Distance Running Methods (part 3)

    • Distance Running Program Design

    • Distance Running Tips

    • Bonus: High School Cross Country

  • 13

    Jumping Events

    • Jumping

    • Long Jump

    • Triple Jump

    • High Jump

    • Pole Vault

    • Bonus Video Long Jump Approach

    • Bonus Video Triple Jump Technique

    • World Athletics Recommended Video: How to High Jump

    • World Athletics Recommended Video: How to Pole Vault

  • 14

    Throwing Events

    • Throwing Biomechanics

    • Throwing Technique

    • Glide Shot Put Technique

    • Glide Shot Put Coaching

    • Rotational Shot Put Technique

    • Rotational Shot Put Coaching

    • Discus Throw Technique

    • Discus Throw Coaching

    • Javelin Throw Technique

    • Javelin Throw Coaching

    • Hammer Throw Technique

    • Hammer Throw Coaching

    • Video Discus Turning Drills

    • Video Glide Shot Put Drills

  • 15

    Track and Field Rules

    • Rules: Running

    • Rules: Additional Track and Field Rules

    • Rules: Jumping

    • Rules: Throwing

  • 16

    Bonus Lessons: Combined Athletes

    • Decathlon Thoughts

    • Decathlon Overview

  • 17

    Certification Test

    • Quiz #1 (L7)

    • Quiz #2 (L10)

    • Test #1 (Art and Science Final)

    • Test #2 (TF Final)

    • Resources