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WHAT: LA84 Foundation Cross Country Clinic Advanced & Beginning Levels
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Mt. SAC, Walnut, California
NOTE: This clinic is free of cost to all attendees


The agenda is tentative and subject to change.

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.

TimeSession TopicInstructorLocation
8:00am - 8:40amRegistration and Lunch Sign-ups (Purchase Subway lunch to be delivered)
Building 9C
8:40am - 9:00amOpening Welcome and Clinic Directions
Building 9C

9:05am - 10:15am Beginning Series: 102 Great Tips to Recruit Runners & Build Your Program Into a Perennial Powerhouse ORTim O'RourkeBuilding 9C - West
Advanced Series: Endurance Training: Recent, Evolving Science and Application to Training Program Design. Dr. Jeff MesserBuilding 9C - East
10:30am-11:40am Choose one of the following sessions
Beginning Series: Basic Psychology and Training Principles for Coaching a Successful High School Cross Country Team
Ken Reeves and Melody AxtellBuilding 9C - West
Advanced Series: Specific Training Calendar to Ensure Success at the California State Cross Country Meet. ORJason DrutenBuilding 9C - East
Advanced Series: - What are Those Circles About? - Introductory Look Into Cupping and Facial Decompression.
Bill ItoBuilding 9c - Far West
11:45am-12:30pmLunch: Clinicians will be available throughout the lunch hour in the area outside in the Patio Area for informal discussions.
12:40pm-1:50pmChoose one of the following sessions
Beginning Series: The Things You Must Know/Do/Follow to Keep Your Principal, AD anf the CIF Happy & Specific Workouts for High School Distance Runners at All Levels OR
Tim O'Rourke (30 minutes)

Ken Reeves and Melody Axtell (45 minutes)
Building 9C - West
Advanced Series: Endurance Training Program Design: An Evidence-Based, Physiological Perspective on "Why We Do What We Do"Dr. Jeff MesserBuilding 9C - East
2:10pm-3:20pmChoose one of the following sessions
Beginning Series: Summer to November: The Basics of Building a Successful Season Long Training Plan. ORKen Reeves & Melody AxtellBuilding 9C - West
Advanced Series: The Little Things: Beyond the Running. Physical, Mental and Emotional Pieces of the Pie ORJason DrutenBuilding 9C - East
Advanced Series: The Joint by Joint Approach: A look at This Integrated Perspective of Human Movement, Its Application to Performance Training and Injury Prevention. Bill ItoBuilding 9C - Far West
3:20pmTurn in Your Completed Evaluations and Receive Your Certificate of Completion! You may download for free all of our LA84 Coaching Manuals, including the Cross Country Coaching Manual, at… Pick up your personalized Certificate of Clinic Completion.


Address: 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789
Building 9C (Student Life Center)