A Complete Guide for Middle and Long Distance Runners Ages 6 to 18
Author: Mick Grant,John Molvar
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This "is the first ever complete guide for middle and distance runners ages 6 to 18 and their coaches and parents. It shows the proven formula of Mick Grant, which produced National Champions several years in a row from a group of ordinary local kids, near Mick's home in Northeast Massachusetts, who asked him to be their coach. The book lays out in detail how youth and teen athletes and their coaches or parents can take them to successively higher levels, year after year, after year, following the proven success of Mick's training program. What differentiates this program and this book from other programs and books is that it is a unique blend of building endurance and improving basic speed throughout the year, so that the athlete is much better next year than they are this year. The program uses a FUN FIRST approach, making sure the athlete is enjoying what they are doing, and staying healthy to allow consistent training. It is the first such book to cover every topic imaginable for the youth and teen middle/distance runner, jammed packed with over 225 pages of vital information. This book is a must read for all youth runners age 6 to 18, and anyone helping youth runners starting on the way to a life long enjoyment of running, and a successful running career, including youth runners, parents of youth runners, youth runner club coaches, and high school coaches. While this book is geared to youth runners, it is a valuable resource to all middle and distance runners and coaches, regardless of age or level, because the same basic principles apply to all middle and distances runners." --P.  of cover.
Sports & Recreation by Laurence S. Greene,Russell R. Pate
As the best-selling guide in the sport, Training Young Distance Runners has helped countless runners achieve their best times, avoid injuries, and improve their performance progressively from season to season. Updated, expanded, and enhanced, this new edition further solidifies its standing as a must-have for athletes and coaches in cross country, track and field, and road racing. Running experts Larry Greene and Russ Pate combine the latest research with training, development, and conditioning plans from the most successful high school and college programs in the world. You’ll learn to optimize performance through tempo running, interval training, and technique work to improve form. You’ll gain a competitive advantage with expert advice and strategies for event-specific training, avoiding injuries, and overcoming setbacks. With guidelines for designing customized daily, weekly, and seasonal programs—as well as coverage of hot topics including nutritional supplements, barefoot running and minimalist shoes, and gearing training to the specific needs of girls and boys—Training Young Distance Runners is the most complete and current training guide for the sport. Essential reading for coaches, parents, and young runners, this book has everything you need to get and stay ahead of the pack.
The Complete Guide to Healthy Running for Kids From 5 to 18
Author: Marc Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Loaded with clear and practical information that parents, coaches, and children can put to quick use, Young Runners is a comprehensive guide to recreational and competitive running for children of all ages. Former running coach Marc Bloom draws on years of experience, as well as on some of the most successful youth running programs in the United States today, to offer a safe start for our youngest runners and continued healthy running through adolescence. Young Runners includes: • Training programs for children aged 3 to 11, 12 to 14, and 15 to 18, including warm-ups and stretches for injury prevention • Information about speed and distance, as well as weekly training programs • A guide to youth races across America Bloom also outlines the different basics for boys and girls, cross-training for enhanced performance in other sports, and the best way to add running to the lives of special-needs children. Filled with inspiring stories and straightforward advice, Young Runners focuses above all on the enjoyment of running that should be a part of every kid's life.
Sports & Recreation by Richard Benyo,Joe Henderson
The authors provide a complete look at the history, key figures, major events, and important training theories and terms of running. More than 1,000 listings highlight the most influential runners, coaches, races, training methods and events in modern history. 120 photos.
Turning a passion for sports into an exciting career in sports retail has never been easier with this expansive guide. Whether they want to work one-on-one with customers in a sporting goods store or handle ticket sales, every career seeker will find guidance through this volume's real-world advice, firsthand accounts from others in the business, and a roundup of important next steps. This guide gives readers all the tools they need to begin building the career of their dreams in sports retail.
Sports & Recreation by American Sport Education Program
Written by the American Sport Education Program in conjunction with Matt Lydum and other experts from Hersheys Track & Field Games and USA Track & Field, Coaching Youth Track & Field is the only resource available today aimed at coaches of athletes ages 14 and under. Coaching Youth Track & Field includes activities specifically designed for young track and field athletes and fundamentals of all of the events in track and field (USATF and Hersheys Track and Field Games). Coaching Youth Track & Fields 73 activities and 32 age-specific coaching tips are sure to jump-start your planning and practices and help you overcome any hurdle encountered during the season. Plus, sequenced and specific chapters help you learn, retain, and reference in a flash. Endorsed by USATF and named the official handbook of Hersheys Track & Field Games, this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes.
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.
Presents all the information necessary to train for cross-country races, including how to build endurance, train and race on hills, varied terrain running, speed training, race strategies, maximizing performance and injury prevention and treatment, as well as teamwork training and racing methods. Original. $10,000 ad/promo.
This comprehensive, practical resource provides practical tools for building effective programs & winning teams. Written by a coach with over 30 year's experience, the Guide provides tested techniques & strategies with scores of drawings & photos. Over 100 reproducible letters, forms, diagrams, & training schedules are also included.
Renowned exercise scientist Tudor Bompa provides the latest research, proven programs, and expert advice to improve the athletic performance of young athletes ages 6 to 18. Conditioning Young Athletes offers 182 exercises and 17 programs spanning 14 popular sports, along with coverage of the impact early specialization has on a young athlete’s development.
Sports & Recreation by Brad Hudson,Lize Brittin,Kevin Beck
A Training, Racing, and Lifestyle Guide for Competitors and Coaches
Author: Brad Hudson,Lize Brittin,Kevin Beck
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
This book is an in-depth guide for training young runners of all abilities. It shares with the athletes and their coaches not only what it takes to become a top runner but also how to maintain a positive attitude, how to non-intrusively integrate training into their daily lives, and how to truly enjoy the act of running.
Health & Fitness by Scott B. Lancaster,Radu Teodorescu
Finally, here is a conditioning program designed to fully develop a young athlete's physical skills without dropout, injury, or burnout. Athletic Fitness for Kidsenhances athletic skills for young athletes using a fun, self-directed, and self-tested system. Gamelike activities help young athletes develop seven key sport skills: -Flexibility -Coordination -Balance -Stamina -Strength -Speed -Agility Athletic Fitness for Kidsincludes drills, games, and exercises that cross over with popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis. Sport-specific drill suggestions are also included. Developed by Scott Lancaster, founder and CEO of Youth Evolution Sports, and Radu Teodorescu, fitness adviser, Athletic Fitness for Kidswill maximize athletic potential and open doors to a lifetime of fitness and sport participation.
Any runner can tell you that the sport isn’t just about churning out miles day in and day out. Runners have a passion, dedication, and desire to go faster, longer, and farther. Now, The Art of Running Faster provides you with a new approach to running, achieving your goals and setting your personal best. Whether you’re old or young, new to the sport or an experienced marathoner, this guide will change how you run and the results you achieve. The Art of Running Faster challenges the stereotypes, removes the doubts and erases the self-imposed limitations by prescribing not only what to do but also how to do it. Inside, you will learn how to •overcome the obstacles that prevent you from running faster, more comfortably, and with greater focus; •rethink conventional training methods, listen to your body, and challenge traditional running ‘norms’; •customize your training program to emphasize the development of speed, strength, and stamina; •shift gears, reach that next level of performance, and blow past the competition. In this one-of-a-kind guide, former world-class runner Julian Goater shares his experiences, insights and advice for better, more efficient and faster running. Much more than training tips and motivational stories, The Art of Running Faster is your guide to improved technique and optimal performance. Let Julian Goater show you a new way to run faster, farther and longer.
The story features a determined girl, Madi, that tries several sports in search for what truly inspires her. She calls on her friends to help her through the process, but ultimately stands firm in choosing what brings her joy. When children read "Running is Totally for Me" they will see stereotypes and gender roles being broken. They will hear encouraging words not only for the characters, but for themselves.