This weekend was different than from most I've had in a long time. I usually am traveling somewhere or busy with coaching education. I had time to watch track and field and watch my twitter feed to see the accomplishments of athletes at their respective conferences or meets across the globe.
Two things really stood out,
1. Women coaches are killing it right now.
2. Track goes in cycles.
A great coach in a great location allows for great recruiting. Kids don't go to schools anymore based on what you've done in the past. They want to know what can you do for me and what have you done lately.
Events that were strong as little as three years ago have fallen off, while weak events are really strong right now (Men's HJ). As well as some powerhouse programs have fallen on hard times, while others are on a rise.
It will be interesting to see how the rest of the year unfolds as internationally its about establishing yourself and getting world ranking points, while for college it becomes more and more a pressure house as salaries and expectations of ADs goes up.
See you at a meet near you. Cheers
Head Coach and founder of Maximum Velocity Athletics.