Feed The Cats: Developing a Practice Plan - Programming

by Tony Holler
Feed The Cats: Developing a Practice Plan - Programming


“PROGRAMMING” is course #15 of an ambitious Feed the Cats Certification Program created by Tony Holler.

Feed the Cats is a revolutionary way of training, coaching, and teaching with an appreciation for specificity, essentialism, performance, and love. After gaining a world-wide following in Track & Field, FTC has now gained a strong foothold in American football and lacrosse.

“PROGRAMMING” is a Feed the Cats approach to setting up practices. Practice structure is explored using two models, a staff of five and a staff of one.

One of the most asked questions every year, “How do you structure your jumps, hurdles, and throws practice?” This course answers that question in detail.

The categorizing of workouts (speed, x-factor, lactate, and *off*) is explained with video samples of each.

Practice planning (for long and short seasons) is taught in simple terms with scientific reasoning. Coaches will be able to set up a season-long practice plan within minutes of finishing the course.

Attention is given to the special circumstances of the 2021 pandemic.

108 minutes of talking track!


Additional Resources:

Solo Speed Training in 700 Words

The 400 is a Sprint


Courses that should be paired with this one:

FTC-101 The Speed Workout

FTC-102 The X-Factor Workout

FTC-205 Sprint the 400 (Lactate Workouts)


The Coach


Tony Holler

Head track coach at Plainfield North High School. 42 years experience coaching football, basketball, and track. Member of Illinois Track & Field Hall of Fame and Co-director of Track Football Consortium with Chris Korfist


  • Head Boy's Track & Field at Plainfield North High School (IL)
  • Retired Chemistry Teacher
  • Public Speaker
  • Writer for FreelapUSA, SimpliFaster, & ITCCCA
  • Creator and Owner of "Feed the Cats"
  • Co-Owner of Track Football Consortium
  • Certified Teacher of Reflexive Performance Reset

Ratings and Reviews (3)

Lance Dawkins

Very Descriptive

Apr 14, 21 06:20 PM

Richard Whittaker

Can’t wait to implement Tony’s system at our school!

Feb 16, 22 05:38 PM

Nicole Harper

Very helpful in planning my practices.

Feb 17, 22 02:37 PM

This Course Includes

24 hours on-demand video
Streaming from mobile and TV
Lifetime access
Certificate of completion
100% money back guarantee

Course Info

Rating: (3)
Caterory: Track and Field/Coaching Track & Field
Bookings: 500
Videos: 26