Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Great Free Cross Country Coaching Clinics This Summer!

Hi Folks:
If you are an experienced cross country coach or just a beginner, you will definitely want to attend one, two or all three of the great LA84 Foundation cross country clinics this summer in Southern California at Mt. SAC College in Walnut.
There is a full Advanced Level of sessions and full Beginning Level of sessions offered at each one of the clinics; furthermore, the Advanced Sessions at each of the three clinics is completely new and different each time.
Each clinic is not only absolutely FREE to all coaches and interested adults who would like to attend due to the generous sponsorship of the LA84 Foundation but also every one who does attend will receive a CD with the full 257 page LA84Foundation Cross Country coaching manual and a certificate of completion.
The dates for this year’s clinics are…
Ø  Saturday, June 16
Ø  Saturday, July 21
Ø  Saturday, August 18
I have included in this email the tentative agenda for the first clinic, June 16, so you can check out all of the great sessions offered and the impressive line up of presenters.
June 16 - ADVANCED CLINIC SESSIONS: These sessions will feature five great presenters who direct some of the finest programs in the country.
Rene Paragas: Saugus High School- the architect behind the most successful Girl's Cross-Country program in state history -- with a record six straight California state titles to the program's credit and team time course records at Mt. Sac (88:18) and Woodward Park (89:25),
Dr. Jeff Messer: Xavier College Prep – Arizona: — Dr. Messer holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. His doctoral research program emphasized exercise biochemistry with a specific research focus in skeletal muscle mitochondrial bioenergetics. The Xavier College Preparatory cross-country program will enter the upcoming 2012-2013 interscholastic athletic season as the five-time (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011) defending Arizona state high school cross-country team champions.
Chris and Rob Evans: Golden Valley High School: .The 2011 boys cross country team set the Division II course record for MT SAC, running 76:34, the 4th fastest time ever on the course, and then went on to win the state D II Championship.
Jon Zimmerman: Biola College: After guiding the Orange Lutheran High School program to national prominence, Jon took over the Biola College program six years ago, and they are now one of the top teams in the nation.
BEGINNING CLINIC SESSIONS: Bill Tokar, Ken Reeves and Tim O’Rourke have all coached multiple state championship teams that have won at the highest levels of the sport.
The full slate of beginning level sessions will take the new coach or volunteer and give them not only the physiological foundations of training the high school distance runner but also lessons on how to recruit new runners, what are the rules coaches need to know, and at the end of the day each attendee will leave with their own team’s training plan for this season.
You can save yourself a great deal of time in the morning of the clinic if you pre-register at our web site: LA84Foundation.com. The cost is absolutely free to everyone thanks to the great sponsorship of the LA84Foundation.
We will also be hosting two more clinics this summer: July 21 and August 18. Each of those clinics will also include an entirely different set of Advanced Level presentations as well as the same Beginning Level and Health and Training sessions.
You will be able to see the full agenda for each clinic on our web site… la84foundation.org .

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tim O’Rourke ( LA84orourke@yahoo.com   )


Tim O’Rourke

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