Coaching Cross Country Successfully PDF
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In Coaching Cross Country Successfully, Pat Tyson shares his secrets to building one of today’s elite cross country programs. While there are many instruction books on running, only Coaching Cross Country Successfully provides a blueprint to building a successful team:
• Establishing and communicating a coaching philosophy
• Tailoring training to individual and team needs
• Teaching running techniques and improving performance
• Preparing for meets and competition
• Evaluating individual runners and your entire program
• Working with assistant coaches, volunteers, and the community
As one of the winningest cross country coaches in the United States, Pat Tyson developed his philosophies of training and competition by associating with legendary runners and coaches. He was a teammate and roommate of Steve Prefontaine while he was running at the University of Oregon for Coach Bill Bowerman. Coaching Cross Country Successfully draws on this breadth of experience, showing you how to inspire your athletes and create your own tradition of excellence.
Part I: Coaching Foundation
Chapter 1 Developing a Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 2 Communicating Your Approach
Chapter 3 Motivating Runners
Chapter 4 Building a Cross Country Program
Part II: Planning and Training
Chapter 5 Planning for the Season
Chapter 6 Preparing for Practices
Part III: Teaching Techniques and Tactics
Chapter 7 Teaching Proper Running Form
Chapter 8 Improving Runners’ Performance
Chapter 9 Developing a Race Strategy
Part IV: Coaching for Competitions
Chapter 10 Preparing for Meets
Chapter 11 Coaching Meets
Part V: Coaching Evaluation
Chapter 12 Evaluating Runners’ Performances
Chapter 13 Evaluating Your Program
Taking a Pied Piper Approach for Coaching
The Proper Technique for Running Long Distances