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2009 Track and Field Rules Changes

Changes to starting gun, automatic timing and pole vault rules highlight changes for 2009.

Fall Training For Track & Field

There are several ways for track and field athletes to get the
most out of those few precious months of the off-season before heading indoors
for the winter and getting ready for outdoor track in the spring.

The USA Track & Field Olympic Trials - Part II: Athletes to Watch

I absolutely love the excitement and drama of the Olympic Trials. In every Trials there are surprises whether it's the athlete who comes out of nowhere to make the team or the heavy favorite who has a bad day and heartbreakingly misses earning her spot. For me it is far better than any reality show. The Olympic Trials are a great chance to get to know the athletes that you'll be seeing in Beijing, and learn some of the interesting stories about their journey to this date with destiny.

The USA Track & Field Olympic Trials - Part I

The Olympic Trials

Although this is an Olympic year, for many track fans their favorite track meet of the year will take place in Oregon in June, not Beijing in July. While the Olympic Games are the meet where Olympians compete, the Olympic Trials are the meet where Olympians are made.

Children with Asthma Can Run Track If Symptoms Properly Managed

With a plan for managing symptoms, kids who have asthma can fully participate in track & field. In fact, there is a growing body of anecdotal evidence that participation in activities like track, rather than being harmful, is actually beneficial.

Overuse Injuries In Track & Field

Overuse injuries are common in track and field. In addition to shin splints, track and field athletes are prone to chondromalacia (runner

Youth Lacrosse Field

Boy's Lacrosse Field

Diagram of Boy's Lacrosse Field

Women's Lacrosse Field

Diagram of Women's LaCrosse Field

Replacing Athletic Shoes Recommended Even If No Signs of Excessive Wear

Because the mid-sole material of an athletic shoe takes a pounding and eventually loses its ability to provide your child's foot with adequate support or cushioning, experts, such as Dr. Michael Lowe, past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and long time team podiatrist of the NBA's Utah Jazz, recommend periodic replacement of athletic shoes, even if the bottom sole shows no sign of excessive wear.

2007 Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Interpretations

SITUATION 1: At the start of a cross country race, Team A members appear at the starting line wearing headgear with fake antlers attached (the school's mascot being "the elks"). The referee directs the competitors to remove this headwear. The coach objects as the games committee did not prohibit headwear. RULING: Correct procedure.

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