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January 2009 - Luke Sullivan, a former collegiate All-American and 2-time Olympic Trials discus thrower, is expanding his discus clinics to reach across the country. The clinics will help athletes advance in several areas including distance, form and progression technique. For more details visit: or email:

January 2009 - Villanova University will host its annual Day of Distance Clinic on March 20, 2009 from 8am-5pm and features former University of Arkansas track & cross country coach, John McDonnell among several speakers. The event is hosted by four-time Olympian and three-time World Champion, Marcus O'Sullivan. For info and registration:

January 2009 - Need Your Help! Track & XC Spike Survey for Coaches and Athletes

January 2009 - State Track and Field Coaches Clinics (2008-2009)

December 2008 - Boathouse Present AT&F Coaching Tips (updated every week!)

December 2008 - USA Track & Field Coaching Education Level 1 School will be held at Paradise Valley HS (Phoenix AZ) on January 17 & 18, 2009. For details:

December 2008 - New England Track & Field Clinic host by the Massachusetts Track Coaches Association(MSTCA), will be held on March 20 & 21, 2009 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, MA. For more info go to under clinic news or contact Mark Thornhill NE Clinic Director at

December 2008 - Where Are Youth Active? Roles of Proximity, Active Transport, and Built Environment from the American College of Sports Medicine (an 8-page .pdf) youthactiveDec08ACSM.pdf

December 2008 - Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (Claremont, CA) will be hosting a USA Track & Field Level I School on January 24 & 25 with these instructors: Tony Boston (Pomona College), Dough Todd (Mt. SAC), Jenn Tuff (Cabrillo HS) and Tony Veney (UCLA). Click here for information plus registration

November 2008 -Trinity College (Hartford, CT) is hosting a distance running clinic on December 27 that will feature noted coach and author Jack Daniels.

November 2008 - Cross Country Coaches Clinic – November 14th in Dayton OH

November 2008 - Ten Pledges for Cross-Country Coaches (from RunOhio)

October 2008 - Plans are nearly complete for the 2008 USTFCCCA Convention in Phoenix, AZ from December 15-18 with an incredible lineup of speakers for our coaching symposiums and technical seminars. For more details:

October 2008 - Upcoming Conference: Development, Enhancement & Sustainability of Expert Performance in Sport (Nov 13-14 in Colorado Springs CO) savethedate.pdf and registrationform.pdf

October 2008 - Coastal Carolina University adds Zola (Budd) Pieterse to track program

July 2008 - New Research Shows Cadaver Tissue Fails Nearly a Quarter of the Time in Young, Athletic ACL
Reconstruction Patients
(press release)

June 2008 - Research Shows Athlete's Susceptivle to Antibiotic-resistant Staph Infections (press release).