Track and field is the No. 1 participatory sport in high school and middle school athletic programs around the country. Track and field encompasses short distance sprinting, long distance running, hurdles, long jump, discus, javelin, shot put and poll vault, just to name a few events. Today's athletes are looking for ways to gain strength, increase speed, enhance performance and prevent injuries. Following a few proper training techniques, nutrition basics and safety tips will help young athletes stay in the game and avoid the common injuries. Children's therapists can help young athletes through the Running Program.