Coaching Education

Athletes prepare for the start of a race.

This area provides coaching and training resources for track and field athletes and coaches. Coaches can often be the difference makers in the lives of youth with physical disabilities aspiring to compete in track and field. Resources are in PDF documents, videos and Microsoft Word documents.

"One day after school, before our season started, I saw this young athlete with his racing wheelchair and asked him if he did road races or what. He told me he trains for track meets; I told him he needs to be a part of our high school team, and he is. Our high school track team has close to 300 athletes, and to make this young man feel as part of team during warm ups, team meeting, traveling, talking about scholarships, and training has been no different than any other student athlete on our team." - Arizona high school track and field coach 



High School Inclusion
A number of states now have inclusion rules which will allow athletes with a physically disability to participate and score points for their team at high school regional and state finals/championships. The states include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Scoring events are offered for certain track events and field events.