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LA84 Foundation High School Cross Country Coaches Clinic – June 22, 2013

General Information

When: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
What: Beginning and “Champion Coaches” Clinic featuring field sessions and classroom discussions for high school coaches.

There will be two series offered at this clinic featuring one presentation from each series being offered at every session during the day.

Track 1: Beginning Series. This series is designed for the beginning or inexperienced coach. It is recommended for coaches with five years or less of experience. Topics include the basic physiology of training a high school distance runner, how to construct a season long training plan, how to recruit and build your team, and all the things you need to know as a head coach to stay one step ahead of the CIF, your AD, and the principal.

Track 2: Advanced Series: This series is designed for the experienced coach who understands the basic physiology of training distance runners and who already has organizational and recruiting skills. Speakers will be presenting sessions that are specific and assume a common level of knowledge and a common vocabulary specific to the sport.

All participants will receive a free PDF copy (on CD) of the 264-page LA84 Foundation Cross Country Coaching Manual.

Agenda

Please note the tentative agenda below is subject to change.

(Last updated May 15, 2013)

TimeSession TopicSpeakerLocation
8:00am-8:40amRegistration and Lunch Sign-UpsDesign Technology Center
8:40am-9:00amOpening Welcome and Clinic DirectionsDesign Technology Center
9:00am-10:00amBeginning Series
101 Great Tips to Recruit Runners & Build Your Program into a Powerhouse
Tim O’RourkeDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Building a Program; Not Simply a Team
Jim O’BrienDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Training of the 2012 California State D II Champions - Westlake High School
Joe SnyderDesign Technology Center
10:15am-11:15amBeginning Series
Basic Physiology and Training Principles for Coaching a Successful High School Cross Country Team
Ken Reeves & Bill TokarDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
The 2012 Great Oak XC Training Plan
Doug SolesDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Endurance Training: Current Science and Application to Training Program Design
Dr. Jeff MesserDesign Technology Center
11:30am-12:30pmBeginning Series
The Things You Must Know/Do/Follow to Keep Your Principal and AD and the CIF Happy
Tim O'RourkeDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Training the Elite Individual - Sarah Baxter's Magical 2012 Season
Roger EvansDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Arcadia's "Top 10" Secrets of Success
Jim O’BrienDesign Technology Center
12:30pm-1:30pmLunch (NOTE: Clinicians will be available throughout the lunch hour in the area outside 9C for informal discussions.)
1:30pm-2:30pmBeginning Series
Summer to November: The Basics of Building a Successful Season Long Training Program
Ken Reeves & Bill TokarDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Finding Simple Additions to Your Training Plan to Improve
Doug SolesDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Process to Develop Runners Over a Four Year High School Career
Roger EvansDesign Technology Center
2:45pm-3:45pmBeginning Series
The Difference Between Good and Great. All of the Little Things That Will Take Your Program to the Next Level - Hands on Development of Training Program
Ken Reeves & Bill TokarDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Alberto Salazar's Method: My Humble Attempt to Apply That Method to High School Cross-Country/Track & Field Training
Dr. Jeff MesserDesign Technology Center
Advanced Series
Building a Program Foundation That Will Yield Positive Results for Many Years to Come
Joe SnyderDesign Technology Center
3:45pmTurn in Your Completed Evaluations and Receive Your Certificate of Completion and Your Free LA84 Foundation Cross Country Coaching CD!

Featured Speakers

Roger Evans, Simi Valley
Coach of two-time National Individual Cross Country Champion, Sarah Baxter

Dr. Jeff Messer
Formerly coach with six time Arizona State Cross Country Champions, Xavier College Prep

Jim O’Brien, Arcadia High School
2012 National High School Cross Country Champions

Doug Soles, Great Oak High School
2012 California State Division 1 Girls Cross Country Champions

Joe Snyder, Westlake High School
2012 California State Division II Boys Cross Country Champions

Directions

Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)
Map

Registration

Please register for the June 22 clinic using this form.

All clinics are free for any coach or interested adult who would like to attend. You can register for one or multiple clinics.

View the complete list of 2013 Cross Country Coaches Clinics.