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Master of Arts (M.A.)
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In the process of coaching, one of the more valuable techniques is the correction of faulty techniques which distract from the best performance. It is the purpose of this thesis to bring together from authoritative sources and observation some of the more common errors of technique, which make for faulty performance in eight track and field events.
Each event has been broken down or separated into the more or less logical areas of operation. For instance, the sprint races break down into four areas, while the pole value breaks down into eleven areas. Each technique has been photographed both positive and negative in aspect.
These eight events will be analyzed and the most common errors listed. These events are: sprints, middle distance, distance, relays, pole vault, shot put, discus, and javelin.
Gustafson, Arner Eugene. (1957). A critical survey of the most common errors of technique in eight track and field events. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1338