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Track and Field 401 (EDEX 275)

This course will not be offered after the Summer 2014 term.  Click here for details.

Course Overview

3 Semester Hours of Credit

Track and Field 401 examines the methods for teaching and coaching the mechanics of track and field events (sprints, relays, hurdles, distance, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, and discus); the training concepts and theories for various events; and the organization and administration of a track and field program.


Kevin Sanger, Assistant Track & Field Coach, Minnesota State University

Segments Include

  • Will Freeman-Getting Started
  • Brian Fitzgerald-Technique and Drills for Sprints
  • Nick Dakin-400M Hurdles Drills
  • Norbert Elliot-Hurdle Basics: A Grass Roots Approach
  • Jack Daniels-The Grassroots of Coaching Middle Distance And Distance Runners
  • Will Freeman-Distance Running
  • John Smith-Sprints, Starts and Relays
  • Irving "Boo" Schexnayder-Teaching and Coaching the Long Jump
  • Rick Attig-Becoming a Champion Triple Jumper
  • Mike Pullins-Becoming a Champion High Jumper
  • Irving "Boo" Schexnayder-Teaching and Coaching the Pole Vault
  • Rick Attig-Becoming a Champion Pole Vaulter
  • Jim Aikens-Technique & Drills for the Rotational Shot Put
  • Jim Aikens-Technique and Drills for the Glide Shot Put
  • Larry Judge-The Complete Guide to the Discus Throw


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