The University of the Cumberlands (UC) along with the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCCA) will be co-hosting a Track & Field Clinic on Saturday December 8th, 2012 in the University of the Cumberlands Rollins Center.
This is a multi-purpose clinic to increase the awareness of the University, specifically the track and field program, aid in recruiting by bringing coaches and high school athletes on campus, and to expand information on the area's knowledge of track and field in general," stated UC Assistant Track & Field Coach BJ Temple.
This clinic will include topics such as pole vault, throws, jumps, motivation, dynamic warm-up, strength training for youth, taking care of the little things (hydration, nutrition, sleep, flexibility, core stability), biomechanics, proper footwear, and challenges of being a high school coach in Eastern Kentucky. The clinic will also host open discussion for coaches about functional testing, sports injuries, and prevention.
In addition to such topics, there will also be numerous speakers. "We are excited to have all of the guest speakers from various venues," stated Temple. A couple of the speakers include the 2004 Olympic Gold-Medalist in the Pole Vault Tim Mack and the Head Track and University of the Cumberlands Graduate Assistant Jumps Coach Brittany Aanstad who is a NCAA D2 National Champion and a NCAA D2 3 time All-American and Olympic Trials Qualifier in the Javelin. There are many other excellent speakers, athletes, and coaches along with these two that will share their knowledge and experiences as well.
If you are interested in attending the clinic you may register now. The price will be $45.00 for coaches and $25.00 for students. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Coach Temple for more information and/or to register at [email protected] or 606-539-4223.
For more information about the Patriots Track and Field teams along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.
Article Provided by Danielle Hoop, UC Multimedia and Athletic Services Student Assistant