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World Class Pole Vault Camp Winter / Spring / Summer 2016 Schedule
Our focus is on proper mechanics – teaching you the basics of how to perform a flawless vault.   We include: 1) Film study and lecture – teaching and showing the essentials every great vaulter must know,  2) Developing a great approach – pole carry, tip drop, rhythm and stride pattern – we’ll show you the best way to maximize your runway time,  3) Plant and takeoff – we spend a lot of time  with training poles perfecting this critical part of the vault – repetition is the key!  4) Rockback and flyaway – gymnastics and underwater vaulting are used to teach awareness and strengthen the body for this phase of the vault. 
Call 325-201-0447 or email for more info or to arrange a private session!

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Inaugural Sports Performance Clinic - Strength & Conditioning - December 5, 2015
* Presentations from Top Coaches in the Industry
* Round-Table discussions with fellow coaches
* Hands-On demonstrations
* Top Speakers in the field
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Job Opening:  Houston Christian High School - Assistant Track Coach (P/T) - Throws ... Complete Information

Texas Elite Instructional Throws Camp - "Delivering Small Group Elite Instruction at an Affordable Price"
Phil Olson, Head Track and Field Coach, Stephen F. Austin State University  Coach Phil Olson is in his 17th
season as Head Track and Field Coach, and Throws Coach, at Stephen F. Austin State University in
Nacogdoches, TX. His career spans 28 years of Division I coaching experience in the throws.  His coaching
stops have included The University of Virginia, Clemson University, and SFA. He has coached multiple All-
Americans, Conference Champions, and School or Conference Record Holders.  He holds vast experience
in camps, clinics, and individual teaching environments.

Running Summit Southwest: The Nation's Best Distance Clinic - Featuring Jack Daniels and Olympic Medalist Leo Manzano

Learn from Olympians, world-class coaches and experts Jack Daniels, Leo Manzano, Matt Fitzgerald, Sage Rountree, John Hayes, Peter Weyand, and Peter Thompson! Speaking topics will include Principles of Training, Mastering Perception of Effort, Keys to Recovery, The Scientific Basis of Distance Running Performance, and a moderated discussion between athlete Leo Manzano and his coach John Hayes where they explore The Pathway to Success.  Find out more at


Stewart Announces Track and Field/Cross Country Staff - full story  

Trayvon Bromell turns pro; signs with New Balance - full story 

Jimoh Joins Men's Track & Field Staff - full story 

Ever wonder how the different states match up with events run at their respective state meets?  Here's your answer! 

Chrisann "Gordon 'trying something new' with move to University of Texas" - full story  


Congratulations to Barbara Crousen on her forthcoming induction into the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Duncanville T&F Head Coach Derek Dorris for his upcoming induction into the Azle Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dallas Highland Park's Jerry Sutterfield for induction into the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas' Hall of Fame

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NCAA Outdoors Men's, Women's, Dec, and Hep Qualifiers 

Congratulations to Kaylee Hinton, Luke Littlefield and Travis Toliver -- all 3 qualified for Junior Nationals at Texas' Greatest Athlete - results

Meet of Champions Results

Congratulations to Angelo State Women and A&M Commerce Men for capturing Lone Star Conference titles

Congratulations to Demi Payne, who raises the bar in her Outdoor Record in PV to 15-5.50

TAPPS State Meet - Digital Program with Heat Sheets

Regional News & Notes
Alex Rogers of New Braunfels Canyon breaks the Region IV-6A 3200 record by running a 9:00.60. 

McKinney Boyd Girls with a new school record on the way to State - 3:47.37

Devin Clark of Smithson Valley runs a 10:18.37 to take over the Texas lead in the 3200


April 13 - April 18
Congratulations to Harlingen South's Cierra Pena who sets the Valley all-time 100-meter dash record at 11.97 during the 32-6A meet

Texas State Home School TF State Championships - The March Toward the Inaugural Meet of Champions begins

San Elizario's Michael Johnson hopes to continue winning ways - El Paso Times

Weslaco East's Caitlin Alaniz in peak form heading into district meet - RGV Sports

Thompson not letting spina bifida keep him from competing - Times Record News

Hirschi's Charles Brown breaks his own school TJ record, soaring 50-5 at the District 5-4A Track Meet.

North Forney's Kyle Garcia won the 1600 and 3200 in 5A District 12 with times of 4:26 and 9:52, and North Forney's Norris Floyd won Shot Put with a throw of 45’03”

Noe Cortez of Aransas Pass high school long jumps 23 feet at 29AAA District meet


Golden memories: Quarter miler Wariner sprinted into Baylor, Olympic record books - Waco Tribune

April 6 - April 11
Trinity Track & Field Enjoys Record-Breaking Performance at UIW Invitational 

Track and Field sweeps Texas Invitational  

UIW: Winning Relays Cap Successful Meet  

WT Track & Field Dominates with Team Sweeps at WT Classic  

Texas Tech Sweeps Wes Kittley Invitational  

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The Texas Track & Field Coaches Association exists to promote the sport of track & field in the state of Texas by developing and enhancing lines of communication with all governing bodies at the local, state and national levels.  Thus, the purposes of this association are:
1. To study and initiate proposed rules changes and make recommendations to the appropriate organizations;
2. To provide educational avenues for coaches, officials and athletes via published materials and the annual clinic;
3. To recognize student-athletes and coaches through an awards and scholarship program;
4. To recognize prominent contributors to the growth of track & field in the state of Texas through induction into the Texas Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame;
5. To develop camaraderie among coaches, officials and athletes in an atmosphere conducive to sportsmanship.
6. To promote track & field through media channels and facilitate media awareness of area meets, competitions and achievements by Texas teams and individuals.

Gill Athletics and the TTFCA are proud to announce Gill Athletics as the Title Sponsor for the 2016 Meet of Champions.
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Latest TTFCA Benefit

*$3,500 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy
*Health Services Discount Card
*Child Safe Kit

All at NO COST to you as a Member

Sponsored by American Income Life Insurance Company
6th Annual Texas Track & Field Hall of Fame Class Announced - Acuff, Clark, Humphrey, Smith, Thornton, Young
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2016 T&F Coaches Clinic of TX: Registration Form
18 CPE Hours / World-Class Presenters / Track-Specific Vendors / Athletes, Coaches of the Year / Moss-Eaddy Scholarship Recipients / 7th Annual Hall of Fame Class
Lloyd Banks (Fort Bend Marshall; Hurdles), David Butler (Rice University; Pole Vault); Mike Cunningham (Gill Athletics; Training Theory for Jumps & Sprints), Seth Henson (University of Texas; Sprints), Brittney Lanehart (Smithson Valley; Mid & Distance), Carl Lewis (University of Houston; Long Jump), Tim Mays (Arlington Martin; Relays), James Thomas (Texas Tech; High & Triple Jumps), Dave Wollman (IMG Academy-formerly SMU; Disc & Shot Put)

First-Ever Moss-Eaddy Scholarship Award Recipients

Jordan Barnes - Life High School, Waxahachie
Treet Allison - Canyon High School, Canyon

In an effort to honor two lives lost too soon, the Texas Track & Field Coaches Association has established two scholarships, one in the name of SMU athlete Hannah Moss and the other in the name of Kierstin Eaddy of The Shelton School.  We keep their memories alive via two non-performance-based scholarships.

Jordan Barnes and Treet Allison, both in their essays and short videos, stood out from the many outstanding entries.  Both excel in the classroom and in their respective communities.  They are a credit to their schools, their communities and the sport of track & field.  Congratulations.  They will be recognized at the Track & Field Coaches Clinic of Texas, January 8-9, 2016 along with the Coaches & Athletes of the Year and the 7th Annual Hall of Fame Class. 
Jordan Barnes, courtesy of Coach Linscomb, and Treet Allison (foreground), courtesy of the Canyon Eagle paper.