Coaches have limited control of high school athletes which limits the effectiveness of periodization. Autoregulation is a simple and effective alternative for planning speed workouts.
The best assistant coach a track coach can have is an electronic timer. An electronic timer doesn’t lie or, cheat. He makes athletes and coaches deal with reality. He tracks athletes’ progress. He motivates without talking. He solves team problems.
A review of hand time, electronic timing, fully automatic time, laser timers, and new technologies.
Electronic timing at practice will one day be as common as spikes. Here are ten reasons why.