The number one reason people participate in athletics is to have fun! The challenge lies in making it fun.
Track and Field Self-Guided Workouts: Motivation and Activities
Track and Field Self-Guided Workouts: Motivation and Activities contains multiple ideas, activities and games that can be used to create enjoyable and productive practice sessions that athletes can do alone without a team and structured environment. The 102 track and field games help teach the fundamentals and focus on skills required to become a more compete track and field athlete. The activities are designed to guide the athlete to have fun, be challenged, keep active, and motivated when unable to practice in a structured group environment. The games can be competitive and fun to play and they can be easily adapted to different ages and abilities.
The track and field games provided are designed to create an enthusiastic and positive attitude when working out alone. The games focus on the high, long and triple jumps, pole vault, shot put, discus, javelin, sprints, hurdles, and distance. Plus a few ideas of how do a relay by yourself and share with teammates! Activities are also presented on how athletes can use social media to share and interact with others as they engage in self-guided workouts. A special section contains motivational stories of track and field athletes that overcame adversity to succeed. These stories inspire, encourage and provide valuable life lessons for athletes in challenging times. Learning questions at the end of each story apply learning principles to athletics and the bigger game of life.
Running Games for Track and Field & Cross Country is divided into eight categories of running: Icebreaker and Team Building, Warm-up and Cool-Down, Tag, Relay, Running, Fartlek, Distance, and Specific. Each of the eight categories describes 20 main games and numerous variations, making a total of more than 500 games presented in Running Games for Track and Field & Cross Country that will provide fun and fitness through running!
It is the motivation and enthusiasm toward running that Running Games For Track & Field and Cross Country addresses. The many ideas and workouts are designed to increase motivation and develop a positive attitude towards running. Some of the running activities presented are old games that have been played for years. Other running activities are modified from games with a running component added. Still other running activities presented are new activities that specifically develop the training component, techniques and tactics involved in the development of a runner.
Track and Field Games contains over 200 track and field games (with variations over 500) that coaches can use to create an enjoyable and productive practice environment. The numerous track and field games help teach the fundamentals and focus on skills required to become a more compete track and field athlete. Track and Field Games combines fun with skill instruction and practice. The games are particularly useful for beginning and intermediate athletes and can be adapted to accommodate more traditional training with experienced athletes.