LA84 Foundation XC Clinics - 2011

Hi Friends: Cross country season begins next month! Well, to be precise, the first cross country clinic of the season begins next month! Start planning and preparing your cross country season by attending one of the three FREE great LA84Foundation Clinics offered this summer. There will be three full Advanced Level and Beginning Level cross country coaches clinics offered this summer at Mt. SAC College in Walnut--all three will be absolutely free for all coaches and interested adults who would like to attend thanks to the great sponsorship of the LA84Foundation. The dates will be…. ü Saturday, June 18 ü Saturday, July 16 ü Saturday, August 20 You can register for one, two or all three of the clinics, and you can see the full clinic agenda for each clinic by going to the LA84Foundation web site at…. Not only will each clinic date feature the absolute finest and most successful coaches in the sport but each Advanced Level clinic will also be completely different with completely different coaches presenting on completely different topics. Furthermore, each clinic date will also offer a full slate of Beginning Level sessions, so if you are new to coaching the sport or you have assistants who are just starting out, there will be an entire day specifically targeting the new coach. And there will also be several sessions offered at each clinic on both the preparation and treatment of specific injuries and preparing for the physical conditions associated with the sport of cross country. So, you can see you won’t want to miss these clinics, and you will want to bring any assistants or other adults who may want to be part of your program next year. You and your entire staff or all of your parent volunteers can come together and attend the different sessions of the clinic that fit each person’s needs. As mentioned earlier, each Advanced Clinic will feature different presenters speaking on different topics. At the June 18th clinic, the Advanced Sessions will feature the following great coaches. · Tim McIntosh, coach of St. John Bosco--the 2010 California State Division 3 Champions. There is no one better at developing runners over their four-year high school careers. · Renee Smith, coach of Mira Costa—the 2010 Mt. SAC Inv Girls Grand Sweepstakes Champions. Renee has built a tremendous team at Mira Costa, and she will be presenting on developing a culture of teamwork and competitiveness in high school girls and also on developing female high school runners to maximize their long term success. · Marco Ochoa, a world-class runner, disciple of the great Joe Vigil, and the very successful coach of state college champions Orange Coast College. Marco has the unique perspective of having taken the lessons learned while training under Coach Vigil and successfully applied them to working with high school and community college athletes. In addition to these three great coaches, Bill Ito, head athletic trainer for our 2011 USA World Youth Track and Field Team, will be presenting sessions on indentifying and preventing cross country related injuries, and Bill Tokar, Ken Reeves, and Tim O’Rourke will be presenting a full slate of Beginning level sessions on a variety of topics including building a program, recruiting, basic physiology of training the high school distance runner, and creating a season-long training plan. The July 16th clinic will feature in the Advanced Sessions the following outstanding coaches. · Doug Soles, coach of Great Oak—the 2010 California State Girls DI Champions. Doug has built Great Oak into a national class program whose depth rivals any program in the country. · Liam Clemons, coach of Trabuco Hills, the 2006 California State Boys DI Champions. For a decade now, Trabuco Hills has been a national powerhouse. · Marty Dugard, coach of J Serra-- the 2010 California State Girls DIV Champions. Marty has built the program at JSerra from the ground up into a state championship team. All the athletic training and injury prevention and treatment sessions, as well as all the Beginning Level sessions, will be offered at the July 16th clinic. Our third clinic, August 20, will feature in the Advanced Sessions the following state championship coaches. · Jim O’Brien, coach of Arcadia High School—the 2010 California State Boys DI Champions who set new course records at both the state meet and at Mt. SAC this year. Jim has built the Arcadia boys team into one of the greatest programs in the history of the sport. · Lalo Diaz, coach of Loyola, the 2010 California State Boys DII Champions. Loyola not only runs well every year but it does so at the right time—no one knows how to bring a team to a peak better than Coach Diaz. · Chuck Woolridge, coach of Campolindo High School-- the 2010 California State Girls DIII Champions. Chuck is the only coach in state meet history to guide two different schools to state championships. All the athletic training and injury prevention and treatment sessions as well as all the Beginning Level sessions will be offered at the August 20 clinic. Once again, all three clinics are completely free for any coach or interested adult who would like to attend. You can register for one, two or all three of the clinics, and you can see the full clinic agenda for each clinic by going to the LA84Foundation web site at…. If you have any questions, you can contact our cross country clinic coordinator , Tim O’Rourke, at or our LA84 coaching education coordinator, Devin Elizondo, at .