Monday, July 6, 2009
There will be two series offered at today’s 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.
Time Session Topic Location
8:00 - 8:40 Registration and Lunch Sign-ups Building 9C
8:40 - 9:00 Opening Welcome and Clinic Directions 9C - Stage
9:00 - 10:10 Beginning Series
101 Specific Tips for Building and Maintaining a Successful Cross Country Program Tim O’Rourke Building 12 - 1
Chevette to Corvette----The Evolution of a Back-to-Back State Championships Tim Butler 9C Stage
10:20 - 11:20 Beginning Series
Basic Physiological Components to Creating a Training Schedule Reeves & Tokar Building 12 - 1
How to Build A Cross Country Team into a Cross Country Program Lalo Diaz 9C Carpet
Or Buchanan's Training for the 2008 State Cross Country Meet to Close the Gap
On Tim Butler's Fantastic Dana Hills Team Simpson & Weaver 9C Stage
11:30 - 12:30 Beginning Series
Rules, Dates, Signatures, Forms: Staying One Step Ahead Of Your AD, Principal & the CIF Tim Hunter Building 12 - 1
Developing Quality In Numbers Tim Butler 9C Stage
Health & Training
Basics For Which Every Coach Should Be Prepared Bill Ito 9C Conference
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch: Clinicians will be available throughout the lunch hour in the area outside 9C for informal discussions.
Mike Sherwood from the company “XC Stats” will be giving away free T-shirts and demonstrating his product from 1:00 – 1:30 in Building 9C Stage
1:30 - 2:30 Beginning Series
How To Create Your Team’s Training Schedule For This Cross Country Season – Part 1 Reeves, Tokar & Hunter Building 12 - 1
How to Fight Over-Training by Balancing a Successful Cross Country Season Followed
By an Equally Taxing/Successful Track Season Lalo Diaz 9C Carpet
Evolution of Training: What Worked and What Did Not Over the Years--The Most
Important Pieces of the Puzzle in Building a Competitive Team Simpson & Weaver 9C Stage
Health & Training
Hands On Session: Injury Prevention for High School Cross Country Runners – Part 1 Bill Ito 9C Conference
2:45 - 4:00 Beginning Series
How To Create Your Team’s Training Schedule For This Cross Country Season – Part 2 Reeves, Tokar & Hunter Building 12 - 1
Panel Discussion With The Coaches of the Three Finest
Boys Teams in the State in 2008 Butler, Weaver, Simpson, Diaz Building 9C Stage
Health & Training
Hands On Session: Injury Prevention for High School Cross Country Runners – Part 2 Bill Ito 9C Conference
4:00 Turn in Your Completed Evaluations and Receive Your Certificate of Completion and Y230 2our Free LA84 Foundation Cross Country Coaching CD!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could sit and talk with the coaches of the three best boys cross country teams in the state?
Well, this Saturday you will have just that opportunity.
The LA84Foundation will host a free cross country clinic that will feature Tim Butler, coach of Dana Hills—2008 Division 1 State Champions, Lalo Diaz, coach of Loyola—2008 Division 2 State Champions, and Marty Simpson and Brian Weaver, coaches of Buchanan—2008 Division 1 State Runner-ups.
Each of these great coaches will be presenting two hours of individual presentations at the clinic outlining their training and team building; furthermore, they will all participate in a panel discussion where coaches will have the opportunity to ask additional questions.
The LA84 clinic, which is absolutely free for all coaches and interested adults, will be held at Mt. SAC College on Saturday, July 11. You can pre-register, see the full clinic agenda and time schedule, and get directions at our web site… www.LA84Foundation.org.
Not only will these great coaches be presenting in the Advanced Section of the clinic but there will also be a full agenda of Beginning Level sessions, as well as even more sessions on Health, injury prevention and treatment, so you can bring all the coaches on your staff.
If you have any other questions, you can contact Devin Elizondo at the LA84Foundation ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 323-730-4600 ) or our cross country clinic director, Tim O'Rourke ( email: email@example.com or phone: 626-253-0693).