Saturday Night Fights
Feed the Cats vs The Critical Mass System
Tony Holler vs Ryan Banta
Tony Holler is the head track coach at Plainfield North High School in the Chicago area. Tony Holler has coached track for 38 years, football for 28, and basketball for 15. In June of 2019, Tony retired after his 38th year of teaching (Chemistry). He remains as the head track coach.
Holler’s teams have won three state championships. In 2018, his Plainfield North team swept the sprints in Illinois, winning the 100m, 200m, 4x1, and 4x2, setting new state records in the 100m and 4x1. In 2019, Plainfield North again featured the state champion in both the 100 and 200.
Tony Holler and Chris Korfist own the Track Football Consortium, providing education for coaches twice a year (December and June). TFC will expand in 2020 to Dallas (Jan 25-26) and St. Louis (Feb 7-8).
Tony Holler is the originator of “Feed the Cats” and speaks at clinics and seminars from coast to coast. In September of 2019, Holler did a five workshop “Feed the Cats Tour” in England and Ireland, hosted by Jonas Dodoo.
Tony Holler produced a track and field video for Championship Productions in 2019, Feed the Cats: A Complete Sprint Training Program. The DVD/VIDEO was the #1 seller of all the videos sold for Championship Productions, ALL SPORTS.
Holler is also the author of nearly 200 articles about coaching, high performance, and education.
Coach Ryan Banta is the girl's head track & field coach at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield Mo.
In his fifteen years at the helm, his athletes have recorded 112 records (Fr, Soph JV, V), 4 top 5 state championship team finishes in 2008, 2009, 2016 and 2017. District champs 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015 and 2016. Conference Champion 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Five district runner-up finishes in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018. 2 State Records 4×800 09 and 3200 09, 14 nationally ranked events, 62 all-state performances (Track and XC),11 runners-up, 10 state champs, 132 state qualifying events/individuals qualifying events, 194 state semifinalists (sectionals), 207 top ten performances.
Coach Banta's leadership positions include MTCCCA President 2015, Vice President 11-14, MTCCCA Panel Member 08-09 and 12, and 12, MTCCCA Guest Speaker 2009 and Mizzou Track & Field Camp Coach 08-, MSHSAA advisory board Girl’s Track & Field 09-13, blogger on simplifaster.com, www.elitetrack.com, speedendurance.com, just-fly-sports.com, presenter at the World Speed Summit and ALITS.
He was invited participate at the Olympic Training Center as an emerging elite coach. Most recently, Ryan Banta has authored the book titled the Sprinter's Compendium. The book is the most exhaustive source on the topic of speed. The book has been sold in over 36 countries and counting.