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History & Rules of Track & Field - Chapter Summary
Begin your study of track and field with a lesson designed to help you discover the sport's origins and trace its development. Instructors also go over rules for events like the high jump, long jump, hurdles, javelin, shot put and discus. You'll even get some insight into the instructional steps used to develop athletes' track and field skills. Lessons in this chapter can teach you to:
- Identify the origins of track and field
- Describe track and field rules
- Trace the learning sequence for various events
- Recognize proper running, jumping and throwing techniques
The short, illustrated video lessons in this chapter make it easy to visualize track and field techniques and instructional strategies. You can view, pause and re-watch the videos as many times as you'd like or scan the lesson transcripts to access key terms and concepts at a glance. When you're ready to see how well you've absorbed the material, take the lesson quizzes and chapter test. If you miss any of the questions, use the Watch Answer button to go back to the section of the video that covered that topic for additional study. Plus, if you need help at any point during your studies, you can submit questions to our experienced instructors.
1. The History of Track & Field
In this lesson, you will explore the the historical basis of track and field as an event and consider the evolution that the sport is still undergoing.
2. Track & Field Rules
Have you ever been to a large track and field competition? There are usually a lot of events going on at once. This lesson gives an overview of etiquette and rules for the various events.
3. Track & Field Events: Types & Training
This lesson focuses on common track and field events and the required training for the various events. We'll explore sprints, relays, distance events, long jump, shot put, and the discus.
4. Track & Field Skills & Techniques
This lesson will review many of the techniques used in the track and field world to improve athletic performance. The techniques include ways to enhance breathing, sleep, and mental toughness. The lesson also includes physical training methods.
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