TEAM PRACTICE
TIME SCHEDULE

ATTENDANCE is MANDATORY!

Daily "ALL ATHLETE" team practices are held Monday through Saturday.

Daily Practice Time Schedules:

MondayFriday
3:20pm to 5:45pm

(end time is approximate)

Saturday
9:00am to 11:00am
(end time is approximate)

PRACTICE IS
NEVER
CANCELED!

Regardless of weather conditions, school activities, political events, social circumstances, or acts of the supernatural, practice will ALWAYS be held!

 

2014 Special Dates & Times

Cougar Track & Field meets daily, Monday through Saturday, INCLUDING HOLIDAYS, for practice sessions during the spring season.

Friday, February 14, full team practice will be held at 9:00am.

Saturday, February 15, BATC Clinic 9:00am to 3:30pm.

Monday, February 17, full team practice will be held at 3:20pm.

Spring break full team pratice sessions will be held Monday through Friday, March 31-April 4, at 9:00am. All athletes are expected to attend spring break practice sessions.

Monday, May 26, varsity practice will be held at 3:20pm.

2014 Training Video Vault

Athletes are expected to view the following videos in preparation for track & field practice sessions.

SPRINT MECHANICS (ALL EVENT GROUPS) – A breakdown of speed mechanics. Some of the fastest athletes the world has ever known featured in this video!

STRETCH CIRCUIT (ALL EVENT GROUPS) – A series of static stretches athletes should perform daily after practice and at home!

RECOVERY CIRCUIT (ALL EVENT GROUPS) – A series of dynamic rope stretches and self massage techniques athletes should perform daily at home!

GSM ROUTINE (ALL EVENT GROUPS) – A series of mobility drills focused on maintaining healthy range of motion in the hips, while strengthening hipflexors, glutes, groin, hanstrings and more.

RESISTANCE BAND / FREE WEIGHT SUPPLEMENTS (ALL EVENT GROUPS) – A series of exercises focused on strengthening hipflexors, glutes, and the rest of the hip girddle with the help of resistance bands. Also included are a few new dumbbell and resistance band exercises for the upper body, as well as some free squat exercises.

LADDER DRILLS (ALL EVENT GROUPS) – A Selection of these drills, usually two or three, will be used to develop neuromuscular pathways two times per week for all event groups.

PERFORMANCE WARM UP: Phase 1 (ENDURANCE GROUP) – This is the warm up routine for that will precede medium and high intensity training and racing.

PERFORMANCE COOL DOWN: Phase 1 (ENDRURANCE GROUP) – This video demonstrates the cool down procedures following hard workouts and competitions.

FITNESS WARM UP "A" (ENDURANCE GROUP) / TEMPO WARM UP (SPEED GROUP): Phase 1 – Note that this is the "Tempo" warm up for the sprint group.

FITNESS WARM UP "B" (ENDURANCE GROUP) / FITNESS WARM UP (SPEED GROUP): Phase 1 – Note that this is the "Fitness" warm up for the sprint group.

CALENDARS: Click on the links below for detailed SPRING schedules.

SHOT/DISCUS:

Thrower SPRING Training Schedule
– UPDATED 2/8/14

Thrower LIFTING Training Schedule
– UPDATED 2/8/14

SPRINT/HURDLE:

Sprint/Hurdle/Jump SPRING Season Training Schedule
– UPDATED 2/9/14

SPEED TRAINING PACE CHART Performance Equivalencies & Workout Paces for Sprint/Hurdle Events

DISTANCE:

Middle Distance SPRING Season Training Schedule – UPDATED 2/8/14

Long Distance SPRING Season Training Schedule – UPDATED 2/8/14

ENDURANCE TRAINING PACE CHART
Performance Equivalencies & Workout Paces for Distance Events

TRAINING LINKS: Check out the following links for supplemental information on various aspects of track & field training and competition.

Maximal Velocity Sprint Mechanics: Detailed research article on fundamental principles of speed. Great articulation of force application.

The Science of Running: Complete topic coverage for Distance Training & Racing by Steve Magness.

JayJohnson.com: Former CU Middle Distance coach Jay Johnson provides a huge range of training videos, slide shows, and articles.

Running Times: One of the better general resources for distance running, including helpful articles on injury rehab, nutrition and training.

Time to Run: Another comprehensive site for distance running, including articles on nutrition, injuries, training and racing.