FHS Track Athlete - Parent Meeting
One of the most inspiring races I’ve seen was the women’s 4x400 meter relay at the 2010 Common Wealth Games.
Coaches who are reading this know at track practice we are constantly teaching our athletes to run with correct running form. Teaching athletes to increase knee lift, use their arms correctly and more. However after all this training throughout the season our top athletes go on to compete in final competitions.
Now at this time athletes need to forget about running form. Really forget it! Rely on brain to muscle response in keeping your form without thinking about correct form. Athletes have been working on form all year. If they don’t have now, coaching, teaching and training will continue next season. And that’s OK, no matter how well or poorly they perform in final competitions.
This is the hardest thing coach, at least for me it is, and maybe you too, is convincing athletes to run in championship meets with their heart, their spirit and possessing the will to win no matter the odds!
Take an adventure with Usain Bolt from his beginnings in track & field to the 2012 Olympic Games. This movie provides some insight into Usain's life, his humble beginnings and the transition of committing himself to hard work to achieve stardom.
During the summer we enjoy those beautiful days of sunshine relaxing at home or on vacation with the family. There’s nothing like the feel of a summer breeze to cool off from a hot summer day.
With all the good times of summer, some athletes have asked me what can I do during the summer to maintain my conditioning? My first answer is to rest and enjoy all the fun summer has to offer.
Second, when dining, eat moderately and try to avoid eating too many unhealthy foods. Consuming excess candy and starches can harm your cardio vascular system and cause weight gain. Eating summer fruits and vegetables taste good and provide your body with great nutrients to help your body grow and become stronger.
May 24, 2013 - It took the first race of the evening to set the tone for Franklin High School's girls great sprint squad. The won the 4x100 relay in 47.85 seconds.