Attention Maine Coaches: Harry Marra Track & Field Clinic Nov 17th & 18th



Start Your Indoor Season on a High Note Come to a Great "Learn by Watching" Coaching Clinic with 2016 IAAF World Coach of the Year Harry Marra

Let your voice be heard at the Cross Country & Indoor/ Outdoor Track & Field Coaches Meetings

Contact your liaisons with any agenda items

Cross Country: & Glendon Rand
Indoor Track: Chris Libby & Karen Reardon
Out.Track: Chris Mazzurco Rod White

Register @ Cost: $85.00 by November 1st/$95.00 after that

Coaches will receive 6 Training Sessions with Coach Marra, Coaches Portfolio, Clinic Notes, Saturday Lunch & Thursday's Dine & Discuss session sponsored by Southern Maine Partnership

Clinic Schedule

Friday: Nov. 17th
Cross Country Coaches Meeting: 4 p.m.
Session I: Sprint Mechanics 5:30-6:30
Session II: Long Jump 7:30 - 8:30

Saturday: Nov. 18th
Track & Field Coaches Meeting: 7:45 a.m.
Session III: Hurdles 9 - 10 a.m.
Session IV: High Jump 10:30-11:30
Lunch Break - Lunch Provided as part of clinic fee
Session V: Javelin 1 - 2 p.m.
Session VI: Shot Put/Discus 2:30-3

All Clinic Events take place at Costello Fieldhouse USM Gorham Campus, registration at the front desk.

Thursday Night's Dine & Discuss featuring Harry Marra (free for all clinic goers) with the Southern Maine Partnership will be from 4-6:30 p.m. in Wishcamper, Room 133 (Lee Auditorium)

Topic: The Art of Coaching: How it is exactly the same as The Art of Teaching

Registration includes: 6 Harry Marra sessions, Coaches Portfolio, Saturday lunch, and Thursday's "Dine and Discus session sponsored by USM's Southern Maine Partnership.

Best of all the chance to network with coaches from all over the state and New England from the high school to college level.

Come on out and get energized for the upcoming season with one of the most high energy, dynamic speakers around!

 Clinic is open to coaches at middle, high & college levels as well as club coaches.

Questions about the clinic: contact Karen Reardon @ or (207)282-3116 in the evening.

Who is Harry Mara?

Marra's Coaching history: Marra joined Oregon Track Club Elite's coaching staff in the summer of 2010. He serves as the team's combined-event coach, specifically working with OTC Elite decathlete Ashton Eaton. An offer to coach at the University of Oregon brought longtime multi-event guru Harry Marra to Eugene in the fall of 2009. He served as the Duck's assistant coach for both indoor and outdoor seasons in 2010.

A former decathlete himself, Marra served as Head Coach of the USA National Decathlon Team from 1990 to 2000. During that time, the team set every possible World Record in the decathlon, highlighted by Dan O'Brien's gold-medal victory in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Prior to serving as the National Team coach, Marra spent 12 years (1981-1993) as the Head Track and Field Coach at San Francisco State and four years in the same position at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. He also served as Assistant Track and Field Coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1975-77.

In 1981 and 1982, Marra was named as coach for the US Olympic Festival. Five times Head Coach for the USA National Decathlon Team that competed against the Germans, Russians, and Canadians (1985, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997). He was named Assistant Manager for the 1995 IAAF World Athletics Championships, with the responsibilities to the decathlon and throwing events. He was USA Assistant Track Coach for the 1999 Pan American Games, where his athletes won five gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze medal, while setting two Pan American Games Meet Records. He has been an official part of the Team USA Staff with a personal athlete at the following World Championships; Paris 2003, Helsinki 2005, and Osaka in 2007.

Two of his athletes won the prestigious Multistars Combined Event Challenge in Italy in 1993 and 2007. Marra has teaching/coaching experience at all levels of education and has authored numerous articles on track and field training. He has lectured around the world on athletics training and recently completed a video on Sprint/Speed Training.

He was twice named "Coach of the Year" for the Northern California Athletic Conference. He is founder and director of "Deca-Jam" - the first international decathlon competition to be held in the USA with major prize money.

Marra has produced six different decathletes that have reached the 8000+ point level (see below). He has toured all of Europe with these athletes, reaching high levels of success. Marra's top decathlete today is Ashton Eaton. Paul Terek is the 14th best decathlete (8,312 points) in USA history, and the first athlete in US history to win three USA Indoor National Heptathlon titles.

Marra also served as consultant to the San Francisco Giants, on speed, strength and conditioning issues from 1988 through 1999. With Marra's specialized fitness program, the San Francisco Giants led the National League in the least number of days on the Disabled List for the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

Personal: Marra lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Madeline. He has two grown children, Christianne and Andy.