Helpful Hints For Every track and Cross Country Coach.
All runners are not created equally some will break down once in awhile, and some will break down all the time.
All Runners on the team should receive a preseason biomechanical screening. This can be done in a matter of minutes per athlete.
If major defects show up in this screening a more involved exam should be performed.
Most injuries are predictable if you know your athletes mechanics.
Most common injuries occur due to doing to much to soon, poor mechanics, changing of running surfaces, improper shoe selection, improper training.
Training programs should be based on past medical histories, and all abnormalities should be corrected before progressing your athletes.