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Ryan Banta

Ryan Banta

Ryan Banta is the current President of the Missouri Track and Cross Country Coach’s Association, is the author of The epic “Sprinter’s Compendium”, and has earned numerous certifications, including USATF level II in sprints, hurdles, and relay, as well as endurance and USTFCCCA technical certification. He also regularly blogs for,,, and has even been invited to the Olympic Training Center in the US as an emerging elite coach. While all of that is great, Coach Banta is passionate about developing athletes and has been doing so since 2003. With over 90 school records, 2 state records, over 40 all-state performances, 10 state champs, 14 nationally ranked events, numerous District, Conference, and top ranked State Championship seasons under his belt, Coach Banta knows a thing or two about developing greatness in developmental athletes. He’s neck deep in high school track in Missouri, having an influence nationally and internationally, and lays out a lot in this interview.

The Sprinter’s Compendium link will be here as soon as it is published later in 2016

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Interview with Ryan Banta

by The Athlete Summit