Track & Field and Cross-Country Bulletin for Aug 14, 2020

by Steve Underwood

Two new big event announcements for our NSAF family

Athlete Performance Mastery Summit: Learn from top coaches, elite sports medicine & performance pros

The new Athlete Performance Mastery Summit, sponsored in part by the NSAF, is a fantastic virtual late-summer learning opportunity for athletes, coaches and anyone who loves the sport. It runs August 17-28, is absolutely free-of-charge, and includes lots of great raffle prizes during the entire 2-week run.

FULL STORY | Register HERE | Athlete Performance Mastery Facebook Group

Check out some of the dozen-plus list of speakers: World-renowned elite Olympic T&F coach Dan Pfaff, internationally respected performance dietitian Nancy Clark and five members of the NSAF Medical Staff: Dr. Margaret Ottley, Dr. Elizabeth Wheeler Julich, Dr. Amadeus Mason, Claudia “Sparky” Chapel and Matthew Devens.

The Summit was created by Thomas Church – massage therapist, running coach, owner of Physiotivity – who hosts along with Greta Hauberg. It’s designed to equip athletes to “become better at using many disciplines of coaching and sports medicine, from preventing injuries to return to play and everything in between.” Be good to yourself and check it out next week!

FasTrak/NSAF Southern Indoor Challenge set for Houston in 2021

The NSAF is thrilled have an opportunity to partner with FasTrak Athletix for the FasTrak/NSAF Southern Indoor Challenge, set for Yeoman Fieldhouse at University of Houston on Feb. 6-7, 2021 (pending COVID 19-related reopening conditions).

PRESS RELEASE | FasTrak Home Page

This will be one of the most outstanding meets on the 2021 indoor calendar on the blazing, banked 200m oval at UH, not only for Texas athletes and those from neighboring states, but the entire nation. Plans include a full program of HS and youth T&F events, plus a special slate of open events for post-collegians. The NSAF first worked with FasTrak Athletix Managing Director Thor Jacobs and General Manager Steve McBride in 2018 when the Dunamis Super Meet brought indoor track back to Georgia.

The IAAF-certified track itself was built in Estonia at the home office of Valeri Bukreyev, the owner, engineer and designer of Kanstet LTD and 2-time Estonian Olympic pole vaulter (1992-96). Schedule details, entry info and registration links will be ready this fall. Meanwhile, go to to check out the facility and story behind this great track and organization.


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