We invite you to come spend a day on the campus of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California for the "World's Greatest" Track & Field Clinic. Oregon Track Club Elite Coach Harry Marra, 2012 Nike USA Coach of the Year, will lead this first of its kind winter clinic. The clinic's unique format will include observing a live training session in which Coach Marra will work with his athletes, world record holder and Olympic Champion Ashton Eaton and NCAA record holder Brianne Theisen, followed by a training session presentation & interactive discussion.
A long-time advocate of the advancement of the combined events in the United States, Coach Marra has guided athletes to every major global championship since 1991. The former San-Francisco State University Head Track & Field Coach; Marra now resides in Eugene, Oregon.
In addition, we also invite your athletes, as they will have the opportunity to participate in our "World's Greatest "Athlete Clinic led by Women's Athletic Performance Foundation Director and former UCSB Associate Director of track & field, Josh Priester. Also attending is UCSB Associate Director, Cody Fleming as well as Team USA athletes, Barbara Nwaba and Aisha Adams.
Harry Marra's most decorated year of coaching came in 2012, when he led multi-event star Ashton Eaton to four world records, two national championships, an Olympic gold medal and the coveted signature title of "World's Greatest Athlete." Eaton started off the 2012 season with a short, yet very successful indoor campaign in which he won the long jump at the USA Indoor Championships, with an indoor personal best of 8.06 meters/26 feet, 5 ½ inches. Eaton went on to win a world title in the heptathlon, bettering his own world record in that event to 6,645 at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
The indoor season was only a precursor to Eaton's outdoor season, which included setting the world record in the decathlon – 9,039 points – as well as in two individual decathlon events (the 100 meters in 10.21 seconds and the long jump in 8.23m/27 feet) at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Eaton further confirmed his title as the "World's Greatest Athlete" when he won gold at the London Olympic Games. Bio courtesy OTC Elite.
Proceeds from the clinic will go to supporting the Women's Athletic Performance Foundation (WAPF). Founded in 2012, the WAPF has a mission of providing an overall support to elite American heptathletes while playing an active role in the promotion of physical activity amongst area youth, and providing positive female role models.
|Coaches Schedule||Athletes Schedule|
|9:00am-Check-in/Coaches Coffee Social
9:30am-Ashton Eaton & Brianne Thiesen Session #1
11:00am-Training Session Discussion
1:30pm-Elite Speakers Panel
2:00pm-Ashton Eaton & Brianne Thiesen Session #2
3:30pm-Training Session Discussion
|9:00am-Check-in/Meet & Greet
1:30pm-Elite Speakers Panel
2:00pm-Training Session 2
4:00pm-Autographs & Photo Ops!
|Coach Marra’s Clinic Curriculum||Athlete’s Clinic Curriculum|
|- Training concepts
- Training applications
- Athlete/Coach communication
- “Cueing” the athlete
- Philosophy of coaching
|- Training fundamentals of your event
- Planning to compete at your best
- Event breakout session
- Competing after high school
- Fired up for 2013!!!
|Coaches Registration and Fee’s||Athletes Registration and Fee’s|
Staff – 2 Coaches:
Staff – 3 Coaches:
$85 per coach
$75 per coach
Teams – up to 3:
Teams – 4+
$85 per athlete
$75 per athlete
You must register online, but you have two options to pay.
If payment is being submitted early, please make sure to mail with enough time to be delivered.
Women's Athletic Performance Foundation
P.O. Box 321
Goleta, CA 93116
Please Make Checks Payable to WAPF, indicate "World's Greatest" in Memo.