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    From the ITCCCA President: Big changes to ITCCCA’s Annual Clinic

    To the Members of ITCCCA: It is with excitement that the officers of ITCCCA announce a change in the annual ITCCCA clinic held each year in January. In 2017,...

    • May 4, 2016
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  • Is Crossfit the Right Fit for Your Athletes?

    I am a huge fan of the sport of  Olympic lifting. If you don’t believe me, read this article: http://mcthrows.com/?m=201512 If that didn’t do it, read this article: http://mcthrows.com/?m=201602 If that didn’t do...

    • Posted July 22, 2016
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    Capturing Evan Jager

    My dad, the late Bruce K. Smith, was a Math teacher at Madison East High School (WI), but everybody knew him as an amateur photographer. He would never shy...

    • July 9, 2016
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    Cease and Desist

    “Sports do not build character, they reveal it.” – John Wooden Baseball seems to glamorize cheating. From Gaylord Perry’s spitball, to Sammy Sosa’s corked bat, to Ty Cobb sliding...

    • July 6, 2016
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    3rd Annual Ray Vandersteen Memorial All-Comers Track and Field Meet

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 – 5:00 pm Track and Field Complex at Neuqua Valley High School 2360 95th Street Naperville, IL 60564 Registration is NOW OPEN!

    • July 5, 2016
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    Five Speed Enhancers: Alternatives to Performance Enhancing Drugs

    Parents are willing to spend thousands on their kids. Coaches are always looking for an edge. Consider these five speed enhancers.

    • June 17, 2016
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    Should Relays Count Double?

    Track & Field is often described as an individual sport with a team aspect. The objectivity of our sport is one of its greatest aspects. Want to know who’s...

    • June 7, 2016
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    Speed/Strength Correlation — Debunking the Misnomers

    by Mike Adamson Plainfield East Boys Head Track coach I do not write much but felt compelled to write this for 2 reasons; This past March in the weight...

    • June 7, 2016
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    Magis Miles are Magical

    Jake Campbell runs fastest time in Chicago for many years but not a 4:00 mile, as Hope Schmelzle wins women’s race. High schoolers Sean Torpy and Kelly O’Brien run...

    • June 7, 2016
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