Coaching cross country successfully_Human Kinetics_Pat Tyson;Doug Binder_2013

Coaching Cross Country Successfully
by Pat Tyson (Author), Doug Binder (Author)

Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (September 10, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1450440193
ISBN-13: 978-1450440196

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Coaching Cross Country Successfully 目录:

Foreword vi
Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
ParT I Coaching Foundation
ChaPTer 1 Developing
a Coaching Philosophy 3
ChaPTer 2 Communicating
Your approach 11
ChaPTer 3 Motivating runners 23
ChaPTer 4 Building
a Cross Country Program 33
ParT II Planning and Training
ChaPTer 5 Planning for the season 47
ChaPTer 6 Preparing for Practices 65
ParT III Teaching Techniques and Tactics
ChaPTer 7 Teaching
Proper running Form 93
ChaPTer 8 Improving
runners’ Performance 103
ChaPTer 9 Developing a race strategy 111
ParT IV Coaching for Competitions
ChaPTer 10 Preparing for Meets 123
ChaPTer 11 Coaching Meets 131
ParT V Coaching evaluation
ChaPTer 12 evaluating runners’
Performance 139
ChaPTer 13 evaluating Your Program 145
Index 151
About the Authors 157

Coaching Cross Country Successfully 简介:

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.

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.

Coaching Cross Country Successfully 读者评论:

Coach Pat Tyson and Sports Writer Doug Binder have offered up a winning formula for Cross Country success. This user-friendly book is especially helpful for the beginning coach. Instead of offering vague platitudes about coaching young people, this book offers explicit tips for every aspect of coaching at the high school level. The authors' advice about specific workouts is wonderful by itself, but it goes way beyond that to everything from recruitment, to meet selection, to awards, to motivation, etc. Tyson and Binder address the best ways to deal with parents and many other issues that go way beyond a simple training manual. The only quibble I have is that the section on strengthening exercises is definitely "old school", which is OK to a certain extent, but most coaches will want to supplement the exercises given here with more up to date dynamic drills and running-specific strengthening exercises such as what's offered in Running Science and Anatomy for Runners.


The authors' step-by-step instruction about building a program is made that much more interesting by Tyson's compelling personal story. When he recounts incidents involving his close friendship with Steve Prefontaine, he engages the reader in a way no other Cross Country How-To book can. The authors find just the right balance of the personal and straight up coaching advice.

After all, coaches can do all the things they are supposed to do and still fall short if they don't win over their athletes with their unique personality and passion. Perhaps that's the main take-away from this book. Tyson's passion for his craft and his close bond with his athletes shines through in everything he offers here. Even a seasoned coach would be wise to heed this message.

I am fairly new to coaching and found this book to be very useful. Being a competitive runner I have much experience with training and racing personally but some things were difficult for me to transfer to coaching. This book outlined ideas of how to build a program that not only attracts athletes but also develops a culture that motivates young runners to work hard every day.

My favorite part was the ideas Tyson had about incorporating the middle school athletes in the end of the year awards banquet and so forth. The core training program he outlined (SGP) was also very well depicted pictorially and looks easy to implement. This is a great investment for coaches both new to the sport and veterans.


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