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Cross Country Specialist Course North Central College Naperville, IL
June 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - June 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm$175 – $200
WHAT IS THE COURSE:
USATF Coaching Education offers a 12-hour course featuring technical classes, laboratory training sessions, cross country specialty drills, periodization training for the cross country season, team building strategies, and long term athlete development for the endurance runner. Legend and world-class distance coach, Dr. Joe Vigil, has developed the content for the course along with veteran distance coach and coach educator, Scott Christensen. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from these lead instructors! Coaches will participate in interactive discussion sessions in addition to the classroom and laboratory time.
Joe Vigil: A USATF Legend Coach, Vigil has coached athletes to 20 World Cross Country team and individual Medals and led Adams State College to 14 National Cross Country Championships, including a perfect score at the 1992 NCAA Division II National Championships.
Scott Christensen: Christensen is one of the country’s top high school cross country coaches, leading Stillwater High School in Minnesota. His accolades include 13 state titles and multiple National Top 10 High School rankings. He has served USATF’s delegations at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships as 2003 USATF junior team leader and 2008 USATF senior team leader.
*Attendance at all classroom and laboratory sessions required in order to be eligible for the exam; schedule subject to change.
Saturday, June 16:
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Check-in at North Central College
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Lecture, History of Cross Country Running
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Lecture, The Science of Cross Country Training
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Laboratory session on the track and adjacent fields
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Dinner
6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Lecture, Application of Cross Country Training
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Coaches Panel with Al Carius, Head Men’s Cross Country/Associate Head Men’s Track and Field Coach; Scott Christensen, Head Cross Country Coach, Stillwater High School; additional coaches to be named.
Sunday, June 17:
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Lecture, Stimulus, Fatigue and Recovery
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Lecture, Psychological Issues and Mental Toughness
10.00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Lecture, Cross Country Team Dynamics
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Tapering Strategy
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Exam
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Lecture, Training in Exotic Environments
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Final comments; awarding of certificates