Coaching Cross Country Successfully

Coaching Cross Country Successfully

ISBN-10:
1450440193
ISBN-13:
9781450440196
Pub. Date:
09/09/2013
Publisher:
Human Kinetics, Inc.

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Overview

Coaching Cross Country Successfully

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450440196
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 09/09/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 157
Sales rank: 634,004
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Pat Tyson developed his philosophies of training and competition while associating with legendary coaches and runners. He ran at the University of Oregon for Bill Bowerman, the coach of four NCAA champion teams and the cofounder of Nike, Inc. While at Oregon, he was a teammate and roommate of Steve Prefontaine, Olympian and winner of three individual NCAA Men's Cross Country Championships.

Recognized as one of the most successful cross country coaches in the United States, Tyson currently serves as head cross country and track and field coach at Gonzaga University, a position he has held since 2008. Before accepting his position with Gonzaga, Tyson held similar positions at the University of Oregon and University of Kentucky and spent 20 years at Mead High School in Washington while developing it into a distance running powerhouse. During Tyson’s time of coaching at Mead, the Panthers achieved an impressive record of 180-8 in one of the toughest dual-meet leagues in the nation. Reaching state competition 18 consecutive years to win 12 state titles, they never placed worse than third. During that time, the Panthers had a nine-year streak when they never lost a competition. In his last three years at Mead, Tyson’s teams placed third, fourth, and fifth at the Nike Cross National Championships held in Portland, Oregon.

For his remarkable work with the Mead Panthers, Tyson has been named Washington Coach of the Year multiple times. He was nominated for National High School Coach of the Year when his Mead teams were ranked No. 1 by Harrier magazine. Tyson has produced nine Washington prep champions and nine Foot Locker Cross Country Championship finalists. Several of his runners have placed on the All-Time Top 100 List for the state of Washington.

As a competitive athlete, Tyson ran cross country and track at the University of Oregon, where he competed in two NCAA Cross Country Championships and helped lead Oregon to first- and third-place finishes.

Doug Binder is the editor of DyeStat, the internet home of high school cross country and track and field. His professional sports writing career spans 18 years, including 10 as a high school and track and field writer for Portland's The Oregonian newspaper, where he has covered numerous running championships at the high school, college, and professional levels. In 2008, Binder led the newspaper’s coverage of the Olympic Trials. Before his position at The Oregonian, Binder spent three years at the Gazette-Times in Corvallis, Oregon, and two at the Daily Chronicle in Bozeman, Montana. He is a member of the Track and Field Writers of America.

In 2005, Binder documented Pat Tyson's final days at Mead High School. Those interviews sparked a friendship that endures to this day.

Table of Contents

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

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything you need to know about how to coach is right here in this book. This is a must have for all cross country coaches library.