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Track & Field

Beginner

Blocks:

  • Campers must master the blocks with the correct distances for each foot
  • Proper starting techniques for both the arms and legs
  • Correct rotation of back leg out of the blocks
  • Correct eye contact after the start

Hurdles:

  • Campers must be able to comfortably go over four hurdles without stuttering
  • Campers approach to the hurdles must be comfortable
  • Required hurdle height would be 24”

Discus:

  • Campers must be able to “front” a discus with the correct form
  • Holding the discus with proper fingers and hand holds is paramount
  • That form must include proper movement and direction of “lead” arm
  • The throwing arm must rotate the discus in the proper direction and without a wobble during release

Shot Put:

  • Campers must hold the shot put correctly under the chin
  • Proper release will be required
  • “Fronting” of the shot put will be required
  • Encouraging of the “glide technique” will be taught but not required

Long Jump:

  • Campers must learn to get on the “board” and the process it takes to get your steps down to make the
    board in 12 steps
  • Takeoff and landing will also be taught and campers must attempt to master the technique.

High Jump:

  • Campers must learn approach to the bar and the importance of the “takeoff” foot
  • Correct landing after takeoff will be stressed
  • You must clear “mat” height

Long Distance Runs:

  • A-D: you must be able to complete the camp mile (1.2 miles) without stopping
  • E-H: you must be able to complete the snowmobile trail (2.3 miles) without stopping
  • Castle-Chateau: you must be able to complete the Pope’s fun (4.2 miles) without stopping

Relays:

  • Campers must understand both the visual and blind pass
  • Must be able to take and pass a baton correctly
  • Have the proper footwork
  • Face the infield properly

Intermediate

Blocks:

  • Campers must master the blocks with the correct distances for each foot
  • Proper starting techniques for both the arms and legs
  • Correct rotation of back leg out of the blocks
  • Correct eye contact after the start
  • There should be NO stumbling coming out of the blocks

Hurdles:

  • Campers must be able to comfortably go over four hurdles without stuttering
  • Campers approach to the hurdles must be comfortable
  • Required hurdle height would be 30’

Discus:

  • Campers must be able to rotate through the circle in the correct direction
  • Must be able to avoid stepping on the toe board and stepping out of the circle
  • Again – proper hand and finger holds are very important
  • The discus CANNOT wobble
  • Foot strike in the circle will be viewed VERY closely

Shot Put:

  • Campers must hold the shot put correctly under the chin
  • Proper release will be required
  • “Fronting” of the shot put will be required
  • Encouraging of the “glide technique” will be taught but not required

Long Jump:

  • Campers must learn to get on the “board” and the process it takes to get your steps down to make the
    board in 16 steps
  • Takeoff and landing will also be taught and campers must attempt to master the technique

High Jump:

  • Campers must learn approach to the bar and the importance of the “takeoff” foot
  • Correct landing after takeoff will be stressed
  • Must clear “mat” height

Long Distance Runs:

  • A-D: must be able to complete the camp mile (1.2 miles) two times without stopping
  • E-H: must be able to complete the snowmobile trail (2.3 miles) two times without stopping
  • Castle-Chateau: must be able to complete the Pope’s run (4.2 miles) two times without stopping

Relays:

  • Campers must understand both the visual and blind pass
  • Must be able to take and pass a baton correctly
  • Have the proper footwork
  • Face the infield properly

Advanced

Blocks:

  • Campers must master the blocks with the correct distances for each foot
  • Proper starting techniques for both the arms and legs
  • Correct rotation of back leg out of the blocks
  • Correct eye contact after the start
  • There should be NO stumbling coming out of the blocks
  • Block work should coincide with the camper approach to the hurdle
  • If the camper is not reaching the hurdles in the correct steps, the camper MUST be able to switch legs in
    the blocks in order to make the hurdles comfortable

Hurdles:

  • Campers must be able to comfortably go over four hurdles without stuttering
  • Campers approach to the hurdles must be comfortable
  • Required hurdle height would be 33”, but campers on senior row should be able to attempt the actual
    high school height of 39”
  • (The RAC Olympics hurdle height, however, will remain at 33” for senior row, 30” for E-H and 24” for A-D)

Discus:

  • Campers must be able to rotate through the circle in the correct direction
  • Campers must be able to avoid stepping on the toe board and stepping out of the circle
  • Aga, proper hand and finger holds are very important
  • The discuss CANNOT wobble
  • Foot strike in the circle will be viewed VERY closely
  • Attempts will be made to use both the male and female high school discuses

Shot Put:

  • Campers must hold the shot put correctly under the chin
  • Proper release will be required
  • “Fronting” of the shot put will be required
  • The “glide technique” will be taught and campers must attempt to master the technique
  • The “spin” will also be taught but not required

Long Jump:

  • Campers must learn to get on the “board” and the process it takes to get your steps down to make the
    board in 16 steps
  • Takeoff and landing will also be taught and campers must attempt to master the technique.

Triple Jump:

  • Campers must learn to get on the “board” and the process it takes to get your steps down to make the
    board in 16 steps.
  • Takeoff and landing will also be taught and campers must attempt to master the technique
  • Campers will learn the phases of triple jump and how to execute them in balance
  • The importance of choosing the correct board will be taught

High Jump:

  • Campers must learn approach to the bar and the importance of the “takeoff” foot location
  • You must have a “five step” approach to the bar and a “full approach” to the bar
  • Your “J” approach must include “casual” initial steps followed by a progressively faster approach and then
    full speed at takeoff
  • Correct landing after takeoff will be stressed
  • You must clear 4 feet

Long Distance Runs:

  • A-D: you must be able to complete the camp mile (1.2 miles) three times without stopping
  • E-H: you must be able to complete the snowmobile trail (2.3 miles) three times without stopping
  • Castle-Chateau: you must be able to complete the Pope’s run (4.2 miles) three times without stopping

Relays:

  • Campers must understand both the visual and blind pass
  • Must be able to take and pass a baton correctly
  • Have the proper footwork
  • Face the infield properly
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