Resources for New High School Track & Field Coaches

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Hi, my name is Ebonie. I ran track in 6th grade thru 12th grade. I'm now considering becoming a high school track coach, but I'm really rusty. I don’t remember the all different terms and distances of the sport. I was wondering if you had a link or knowledge of a more in-depth guide to becoming a t

Resources for New High School Track & Field Coaches

A good first step for new or aspiring high school track & field coaches is to visit the National Federation of State High School Associations' website at There you can order a copy of the latest “Track & Field Rules Book” for a minimal fee.

There are quite a few coaching guides available, including “The Athletics Congress's Track and Field Coaching Manual” by The Athletics Congress and Vern Gambetta and
“USA Track & Field Coaching Manual” by USA Track & Field and Joseph L. Rogers.

Two other coaching books with good reputations are “Coaching Track & Field Successfully” by Mark Guthrie and “Track & Field Coach's Survival Guide” by Edward Wallace, Jr.



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