Read LA County Department of Public Health updated Reopening Protocol for Youth Sports Leagues (8/06/20)
Read COVID-19 Youth Sports Guidance from the California Department of Public Health
LA84 – Mt. SAC Coaching Education Program
Run Mt. SAC, in partnership with the LA84 Foundation, provides educational resources for coaches, by coaches.
Vicky Lagos (CIF-LA City) and Rainier Wulf (CIF-SS) on the 2020 season (July 22, 2020, Cross Country Webinar)
A discussion with Vicky Lagos, CIF Los Angeles City Section Commissioner, and Rainer Wulf, CIF Southern Section Assistant Commissioner, about the 2020 high school sports season, with a focus on cross country.
Evidence-based, Nutritional Requirements for Endurance Athletes (July 15, 2020, Cross Country Webinar)
Dr. Jeff Messer, one of the nation’s leading authorities on training endurance athletes, presented: Part 2: Endurance Athlete Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Perspective On What We Know, What We Need To Know, And What We Can Apply To Student-Athlete Performance Enhancement.
Why We Do (i.e. physiological rationale) What We Do (i.e. training strategies) (July 8, 2020, Cross Country Webinar)
Dr. Jeff Messer, one of the nation’s leading authorities on training endurance athletes, presented: Part 1: “Why We Do (i.e. physiological rationale) What We Do (i.e. threshold running, long runs, hill repetitions, etc.)”
Staying Connected in Disconnected Times (June 24, 2020, Cross Country Webinar)
Championship coaches Ken Reeves of Foothill Technology HS and J.T. Ayers of Trabuco Hills HS discussed several online tools and options useful in effectively communicating with athletes, parents, and community members.
Helping Our Athletes Deal With the Challenges of These Stressful Times (June 17, 2020, Cross Country Webinar)
Dr. Fernando Frias, Coordinator of Sports Psychology Services at Oregon State University and a former cross country runner, discussed ways in which coaches can help athletes navigate the unique challenges ahead of them – especially for cross country runners who are so used to being with their teammates and now are having to deal with so many issues on their own.
Coaching Athletes: A Foundation for Success
A manual for coaches of athletes from 6-18 years of age. This book features coaching philosophy, understanding young athletes, teaching sports skills, planning practice sessions, maintaining healthy attitudes towards winning and losing, fun, coaches and parents, team discipline, nutrition, safety, and managing a youth sports program.
LA84 Foundation Track & Field Coaching Manual
Aimed at the high school track coach, this volume focuses on team administration, training principles, strength training, plyometrics, injury prevention, nutrition, organizing a track meet, rules, and specific tips for coaching each track & field event. Includes a chapter on the use of Performance Enhancing substances with high school athletes.
LA84 Foundation Soccer Coaching Manual
This manual covers the fundamentals of managing a high school soccer program and provides information on technique, warm ups, drills, game strategy, rules, sportsmanship, soccer injuries, and nutrition. Includes a chapter on the use of Performance Enhancing substances with high school athletes.
Manual de Entrenamiento de Fútbol
Fuerzas Basicas: Perfeccionamiento Técnico-Táctico y Organización Futbolística
LA84 Foundation Cross Country Coaching Manual
This manual describes how to build a high school cross country program using sound principles and methods for coaching distance running. Information on managing injuries, motivational tips, racing strategy, and guidelines for organizing a cross country meet is included.
LA84 Foundation Volleyball Manual
A guide for high school volleyball coaches, this manual covers managing a volleyball program, volleyball skills and fundamentals, teamwork and strategy, training drills, injury prevention and treatment, and healthy nutrition.