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Due to the threat of winter weather, the Friday evening session of the Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Annual Coaches Clinic has been cancelled. Saturday's activities will go on as scheduled with a few minor adjustments. Changes made include moving the GATFXCCA meeting to 8:00 a.m. Saturday and adding guest speaker Bill Sheskey's talk after to Rules Clinic.

Safety is Atlanta Track Club’s top priority. As you are aware, a winter storm is expected to bring heavy rain, snow, wind and the threat of icy conditions across metro Atlanta. Atlanta Track Club has been in contact with the National Weather Service and AFCEMA.  With the potential for ice forming on the roads, we have chosen to cancel tonight’s session keep participants safe. We encourage all participants to exercise caution when traveling for Saturday’s session. Should the conditions be deemed unsafe for travel tomorrow, we will re-assess and communicate with participants as early as possible.

2016 Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Annual Coach ClinicHosted by Atlanta Track Club in partnership with the Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, this clinic will provide Georgia high school and middle school coaches the educational tools and resources to strengthen track and cross country programs. 

  • Date & Time

    January 22 & 23, 2016

  • Location

    Atlanta Track Club

Registration

Coaches who are members of the GATFXCCA will receive a discount on their registration fee.  A box lunch and coach's packet will be included with registration.  Coaches who wish to pay by check should mail their payment to Atlanta Track Club, ATTN: Coaches Clinic, 201 Armour Dr. Atlanta, GA 30324 by January 15th and email Enrique Tomas at [email protected] to arrange payment.  

A late fee of $15 will be applied per individual for anyone paying on site on the 22nd or 23rd. 

  • $68 for current GATFXCCA members
  • $75 for non-members

When

  • Friday January 22, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm- Cancelled (Friday only)
  • Saturday, January 23, 8:00am- 5:00pm

Where

Atlanta Track Club, 201 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324

Parking

Free street parking and shuttle service from hotel will be available 

Hotel

Residence Inn Buckhead Atlanta on Piedmont Road.  To receive the discounted rate of $119.00 USD per night, attendees must request the Atlanta Track Club room block when booking their stay. Last day to book: 1/8/16   Rate applies to the following dates: Start date: 1/22/16 - End date: 1/23/16

  • Book your room by calling central reservations at 800-331-3131 or
  • Book directly online by clicking here 

Georgia Coaches Association

All GATFXCCA members will receive a discount on the event. If you would like to join the GATFXCCA, you can click here. You have the option to join as an individual or school. 

Clinic Details 

WEATHER ALERT: REVISED EVENT SCHEDULE

Due to the threat of winter weather, the Friday evening session of the Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Annual Coaches Clinic has been cancelled. Saturday’s activities will go on with a few minor adjustments, please see revised schedule below.

Changes made include moving the GATFXCCA meeting to 8:00 a.m. Saturday and adding guest speaker Bill Sheskey to speak after to Rules Clinic.

Safety is Atlanta Track Club’s top priority. As you are aware, a winter storm is expected to bring heavy rain, snow, wind and the threat of icy conditions across metro Atlanta. Atlanta Track Club has been in contact with the National Weather Service and AFCEMA.  With the potential for ice forming on the roads, we have chosen to cancel tonight’s session keep participants safe. We encourage all participants to exercise caution when traveling for Saturday’s session. Should the conditions be deemed unsafe for travel tomorrow, we will re-assess and communicate with participants as early as possible.

REVISED EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday lunch and snacks will be provided

Coach Packets

Participants will receive a planning notebook and speakers’ presentation notes

Speakers 

Participating clinicians consist of local and regional experts, Olympic athletes, Olympic coaches from around the country as well as a renowned nutritionist for world class athletes. Sprints, jumps, throws and distance events will all be represented in the clinics. 2016 Speaker Bios

  • Krista Austin: Nutrition
  • Amy Yoder Begley and Andrew Begley: Middle Distance/XC and Distance Running Mechanics
  • Ian Dube: Horizontal Jumps
  • John Godina: Throws
  • Mike Goss: High Jump
  • Mike Judge: Strength Training
  • Jeff Hartwig: Pole Vault
  • Loren Seagrave: Start Acceleration, Maximum Velocity Technique, Training Week, Relay Exchanges, Hurdles
  • Bill Sheskey: Technology in the Sport
  • Zach and Tripp Smith, Hammer Smith Sports: Dynamic Stretches and Resistance Training
  • Mike Zonder: NCAA Compliance Overview

Additional Speakers

  • Rules Clinic - GHSA representative
  • Coaches Association – GATFXCCA representative

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