Tactics for Combined Event Competition Matt Lydum, Head Coach Tactics - Defined tac·tics n.
Tactics for Combined Event Competition
Matt Lydum, Head Coach
(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal.
Intermediate and Young men and women (17 & 18 year olds) compete in Decathlon and Heptathlon
Midget (11 & 12) and Youth (13 & 14) boys and girls compete in Pentathlon
Bantam (10 & under) boys and girls compete in Triathlon
(all in one day)
(all in one day)
“Many athletic disciplines, from gymnastics to rodeo to Nordic skiing to equestrian, have all-around contests. However, track and field represents the most fundamental sport in which athletes run, jump and throw. The decathlon measures these fundamental athletic talents in terms of speed, strength, agility, spring and endurance. While one athlete may be faster, another stronger and yet a third a better jumper, the decathlon attempts to determine who, among the three, is the best all-around or general athlete.”
From: A Basic Guide to Decathlon, Griffin Publishing, 1996, p. 24
Metric Conversions for Track & Field, Combined Decathlon/Heptathlon Scoring and Metric Conversion Tables, and Other Essential Data for the Track Fan, Athlete, Coach and Official. The latest version (2005) of our “Track Fan’s Companion,” now with women’s decathlon tables, updated rules,pacing charts, implement specs, etc. Wirebound to open flat. 189pp.
Throwing (shot & disc)
Throw in court shoes or running shoes
Inexpensive multi-purpose spikes
(start with the most inexpensive, as you improve, you will have a good idea of what kind of more advanced equipment will be good for you)
Propers to Rick McQuire