Track Coaching for Beginners


Track Coaching for Beginners
Date: Saturday March 12, 2011
Time: 1:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: Athletic Lab– Cary NC 1823 Northwest Maynard Rd, Cary NC 27513 ( Minutes from Raleigh & Durham & RDU Airport)

Course Description: Training Theory and workout design for the all track and field events (sprints, distance, throws, and jumps). The Clinic will focus on proper training progression and periodization, making sure your athletes are doing the right training at the right time for peak performance. Geared towards coaches new to the sport and those interested in coaching High School and Youth Track and Field. No experience required, parents are welcome.

Sponsored by

Athletic Lab
AA Elite Coaching
The Triangle Champions Track Club
Raleigh Running Outfitters

MIKE YOUNG, Ph.D., is director of sports performance for Human Performance Consulting. Young serves as the group’s primary biomechanics and strength and speed consultant. Mike is also the head coach for the HPC Elite team. He has an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology, a master’s degree in athletic administration, and a Ph.D. in kinesiology, with an emphasis in biomechanics. He has studied extensively in anatomy, physiology, sport psychology, motor learning, training theory and biomechanics. Young coached track and field at Ohio University, Louisiana State, and West Point, with his athletes setting nine school records and winning 24 individual conference championship titles. He has been a guest at all three U.S. Olympic Training Centers as an athlete (Lake Placid), sport scientist (Colorado Springs and Chula Vista), and coach (Colorado Springs). Young has coached track and field Olympians, national champions, and collegiate national champions. He has also trained athletes from a variety of other sports. A Level 1, 2, and 3 instructor for USATF, Young serves on the Sports Medicine & Science Committee for USA Track and Field’s Developmental Group and leads development of the biomechanics curriculum for the USATF’s Coaching Education Committee. He is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a certified USA Weightlifting Club Coach. He is well versed in coaching the Olympic lifts and creating specialized strength, speed, and conditioning programs to help maximize the performance for any sport.

ANDREW ALLDEN, M.Ed. , is the head coach of endurance events for the Human Performance Consulting Elite Team. He joined the HPC staff following a successful 20-year collegiate coaching career in track and cross country at the Division I level. As a college coach, Allden served as the cross country and distance coach at the University of North Carolina, the University of South Carolina, and Tulane University. He also served as head track and cross country coach at Tulane University and Coastal Carolina University. Allden has been a successful coach of elite runners for a number of years. His current top charge is the #5 ranked 800m male in the U.S. (outdoor, 2009). Allden has coached athletes ranging from an Olympic 4 x 400 silver medal winner to a top-10 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials finisher. Road running athletes coached by Allden range from a state masters marathon record holder to an ultra marathon national champion. Nationally known as a USATF Level I Coaching Educator for the endurance events, he has directed and instructed in 20 USATF Level I coaching schools in the past dozen years. As a cross-country coach he earned coach-of-the-year honors in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisiana. While at Coastal Carolina Allden was the Southeast Region coach of the year and a finalist for national coach of the year. Allden was the men’s distance coach for the U.S. men’s track and field team at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in 2004. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Allden directed the distance practice facility. Allden currently serves as men’s long distance running and coaching education chairman for NC USATF. A 1986 graduate of Emory University and he has a master’s in sport administration from the University of Georgia (1991).

Cost: $50.00 per coach, (team/staff or group rates available upon request).
Registration: Mail check made out to AA Elite Coaching Ltd. to 77 Lily McCoy Lane Pittsboro NC 27312. Include your name and email address.
Or email:
Questions: email or 919-619-3426

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Mike Young

Mike Young

Founder of ELITETRACK at Athletic Lab
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting.
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Mike Young
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