Monday, October 31, 2011

2 Track and Field Coaching Legend's

Whether you coach high schoolers or Olympic Champions, one fact remains clear:

To succeed at the highest levels, you need to learn from and study the best. And, for my money, that means going to the coaches who Olympic coaches go to when they have questions about training.

But here's the problem…

Before now, if you wanted access to their information, you had to attend one of the rare (and elite level) conferences they spoke at. (Or try to piece together clips of video scattered all over the Internet.)

I have good news. Those days are over.

My name is Kebba Tolbert and I have the good fortune of calling one of these coaching legends my mentor. This experience has had a profound impact on my own coaching career and I want to share some of what I've learned with you.

I recently hosted and filmed a private 'Learning from the Legends' seminar where they laid out their training methods for the sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws… over the course of 7.5 hours.

And, for the first time ever, you can get immediate access to the full contents of that seminar and learn directly from the Kings of Kings.

A member of the U.S. Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Tellez has produced some of the greatest track and field performers in the history of the sport.

In addition to coaching outstanding individual athletes, Tellez also had some successful teams during his 22 years as head coach at Houston. He led the men's team to nine Top 10 showings at the NCAA indoor meet, including a fourth-place finish in 1996. He also guided UH to six Top 15 finishes at the NCAA outdoor meet. The UH men won the 1997 and 1998 indoor and outdoor Conference USA titles, as well as the 1977 and 1978 Southwest Conference indoor titles.

In addition to his success as UH's men's coach, Tellez also began the Lady Cougar program and led them to three Top 10 finishes at the NCAA Indoor Championships and eight Top 20 finishes at the NCAA Outdoor meet. Houston also won the 1983, 1984 and 1987 SWC indoor titles and the 1984 and 1990 SWC outdoor championships under his direction.

Before Houston, Tellez was an assistant coach at UCLA beginning in 1968. While at UCLA, he coached Dwight Stones, Mike Tully, Willie Banks and James Butts. In 1976, he was offered the chance to become the strength and conditioning coach for the Dallas Cowboys under Tom Landry. Instead, he opted to come to Hous­ton. In addition to his success at Houston, Tellez enjoyed tremendous success on the international circuit as well. Between 1984 and 1996, six of the seven United States sprinters who won Olympic Gold Medals were coached by Tellez and seven of the USA's overall 13 medals were claimed by his athletes.

He was named the head coach for the 1991 U.S. national team that competed in the World Championships at Tokyo, Japan and was the head coach for the 1987 USA Pan American team. He also served as an assistant coach for the 1980 and 1984 USA Olympic teams. He coached the throwing events in 1980 and the jumping events in 1984.


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