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 

Coaching Resources
U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Level 1 (add-on) Course
USOPC Sport Performance and Coaching Education 
U.S. Paralympics Track and Field video library
USOPC Coaching video library 
Paralympic Sport TV 
IPC Athletics Education Programs 


Track Events
How to Use a Split Time Chart 
Split Time Chart 
How to write a training plan

Seated Throws
Throwing Chair Diagram I 
Throwing Chair Design
Beginner Shot Put 
IPC Athletics Updated Seated Throws Rules 

Wheelchair Track Racing
Wheelchair Racing Technique
Tire Coating Racing Handrims
How-to Build Hard Gloves 
Wheelchair Track Racing Equipment Overview 
Preparing for Competition 
Glove Making-Materials Needed 
Trigger Glove 
Flat Glove 
Shoulder Strength: W Position 
Shoulder Strength: Y Position 
Shoulder Strength: T Position
Shoulder Strength: L Position

Visually Impaired
Guide Running 
Guide Running example

Coaching Forms
Athlete Attendance Form 
Athlete Emergency Contact Information Sheet 
Injury Report 
Training Session Planning Sheet 

Periodization Forms
Daily Training Planner 
Weekly Training Planner 
Mesocycle Training Planner 
Microcycle Training Planner 

High School Inclusion Examples
Model 1 
Model 2 
Model 3