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Training Philosophy

Our Training Philosophy includes

3 Levels of Instruction:


Level 1. Foundations of Track & Field
Level 2. Event Specific Development
Level 3. Event Competition Mastery


Our programs are designed to coincide with the athletes season, allowing the athlete the optimal conditions to peak for their upcoming competitive season.


The development of each athlete's skills is enhanced during each one of our programs, clinics, camps and 1-on-1 coaching that we provide for our members.

Foundations of Track & Field

There are 6 major event areas that comprise Track & Field: Sprinting, Running, Jumps, Throws, Race Walk and Combined Events - which require the fundamental development of 5 bio-motor abilities: Coordination, Flexibility, Strength, Speed, and Endurance.


At PA United we believe that there is a sixth ability that also needs to be developed by an athlete -  Self-Confidence. This is a major component of success that is only developed when an athlete has full trust and belief in their athletic ability.

Event Development

There are 2 parts of the Event Development process.


First, the athlete selects which major event areas they would like to get specific training under: Distance, Sprints, Jumps, Throws, Race Walk and Combined Events.


Second, the athlete chooses which events they would like to focus on under the chosen event area.


After mastering the fundamental skills that are the Foundations of their events, the athletes training becomes specific to their particular events.


We adapt our training of the 6 bio-motor abilities to improve the athlete specific event modality.

Event Mastery

Mastery is obtained through the focus of Advanced Event Skills Acquisition, Intense Neuromuscular Adaptation through Intense Training and Consistency of High-Level Performance in a particular events.


To clarify, obtaining Event Mastery is not predicated on the fact that an athlete is a District, State or National Champion. Event Mastery is based upon an athlete's ability to perform event specific skills and qualities that are directly linked to the demands of a particular event.


For example, a high school male who runs 10.7 in the 100 Meter Dash is looked at as being a good sprinter. But if that same athlete has major flaws in his running mechanics, then he is unlikely to reach his full potential.

That is why in our training, we focus on mastering the athlete's skillset for their specific event.

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