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Track & Field Rules & Regulations

Track & Field Rules & Regulations 151 Comments

Track & field rulebooks are enormous. Learn the basic general and event-specific rules in less than 300 pages.
5 Things Every Mid-Distance Runner Should Know

5 Things Every Mid-Distance Runner Should Know 33 Comments

The middle distance races in track and field can be an aggressive and brutal event. Elbows clash, spikes tear and falls can instantly take down half the field. It is in...
Track & Field Dimensions

Track & Field Dimensions 32 Comments

From the width of a lane to the javelin, check out this guide to learn the dimensions of track & field.
How to Maintain a Healthy Diet for Track & Field

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet for Track & Field 23 Comments

Eating right is a good idea for everyone, but it's especially important for track and field athletes. This guide identifies healthy foods and eating habits.
How to Join a Track & Field Team

How to Join a Track & Field Team 14 Comments

Looking to join a track and field team? This guide will tell you how.
Track & Field: Choosing the Right Shoe & Spike

Track & Field: Choosing the Right Shoe & Spike 14 Comments

The variety of events in track and field come with a variety of footwear demands. Check out this guide to meet your shoe needs.
Troubleshooting High Jumping Problems

Troubleshooting High Jumping Problems 8 Comments

If you're knocking the bar off in the high jump, but you're not sure why... this track and field guide will teach you how to diagnose and correct some common problems.
How to Hurdle

How to Hurdle 4 Comments

Bored with merely running fast? Check out this guide to hurdling and spice up your track and field experience.
Track & Field: How to Improve your Speed

Track & Field: How to Improve your Speed 3 Comments

Every track and field athlete can benefit from gains in speed. This guide identifies some ways to improve your running speed.
Track & Field: How to High Jump

Track & Field: How to High Jump 2 Comments

This guide will help you raise the bar in one of track and field's most technical events: The high jump.
How to Pole Vault

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For those people who really want to fly, the pole vault is for you. Check out this guide for the basics on track and field's highest event.
How to Use Starting Blocks

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For a sprinter in track and field, the start can make or break a race. This guide explains how to drop your times using starting blocks.
How to Warm Up in Track & Field

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With any athletic activity, it's a good idea to warm up, but this is especially true in track and field. This guide details the right way to warm up.
Track & Field: 10 Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence

Track & Field: 10 Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence 1 Comment

Confidence is in many ways a prerequisite to good performance in track and field. Use this guide to improve your self-confidence and better your marks.
How to Long Jump

How to Long Jump 1 Comment

Track and field's long jump is a combination of quick acceleration and pinpoint-accurate timing. This guide breaks down and explains each phase of the long jump.
How to Throw the Javelin

How to Throw the Javelin 1 Comment

The javelin throw belongs, with the hammer and shot put, in the unique non-running group of track and field events. This guide explains how to throw the javelin.
History of Track & Field

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Brush up on the history, from Ancient Greece to the 21st century, of one of the world's oldest sports: Track & field.
How to Run the Steeplechase

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Use this guide to get started navigating the barriers (and water jumps) of track and field’s wettest event: The steeplechase.
How to Keep Score at a Track & Field Meet

How to Keep Score at a Track & Field Meet

With so many events, it can be confusing to understand how track and field meets are scored. Use the information in this guide and learn the basics of scoring meets.
How to Choose a Pole Vault Pole

How to Choose a Pole Vault Pole

Pole vaulters are the only athletes who chose the dimensions of their implement. In this guide, learn how to choose the best pole for you.
How to Set Goals for Track & Field

How to Set Goals for Track & Field

No matter your skill level, as a track & field athlete an effective goal can take you farther, higher, and faster — and leave you feel good about it.
High Jump: Takeoff & Flight Phases

High Jump: Takeoff & Flight Phases

Once you've got your approach down in the high jump, it's time to focus on the takeoff and flight. This guide covers the air-bound portion of track and field's high jump.
How to Avoid Overtraining in Track & Field

How to Avoid Overtraining in Track & Field

In track and field, little is more frustrating than watching hard work turn into a decline in performance. Use this guide to avoid the disappointments of overtraining.
Track & Field Glossary

Track & Field Glossary

Check out this Track & Field glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
What to Look For When Watching a Track Meet

What to Look For When Watching a Track Meet

Whether you’re new to track and field, or have been around the sport for a long time, knowing what to look for in a meet can greatly enhance your spectator experience.
Managing Time in a Multi-event Track Meet

Managing Time in a Multi-event Track Meet

If you are new to competing in multiple events at a single track and field meet, this guide will help you learn how to plan your busy schedule.
How to Throw the Hammer

How to Throw the Hammer

Not all track and field events feature running and jumping. This guide explains what's involved in tossing the hammer -- really far.
How to Triple Jump

How to Triple Jump

Track and field's longest jump requires a versatile skillset, combining speed, power, and control. With this guide, the triple jump is only a hop, skip, and a jump away.
Tips for the Traveling Track & Field Athlete

Tips for the Traveling Track & Field Athlete

Hitting the road (or airways) can present a whole new set of challenges to your success as a track and field athlete. This guide offers solutions.
Track & Field Etiquette

Track & Field Etiquette

From proper lane use to event procedures, there are many rules associated with proper track and field conduct. This guide outlines some of the more important rules.
10 Items for All Track & Field Athletes

10 Items for All Track & Field Athletes

Though there's not a lot of required gear in track and field. Still, some things are indispensable. This guide is a list of the things all track and field athletes need.
Track & Field: Medicine Ball Drills for Throwers

Track & Field: Medicine Ball Drills for Throwers

If throwing is your track and field niche, check out the tips in this guide to launch your implement of choice even farther.
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