Cross Country is a demanding sport requiring great fitness, endurance and a driving desire to compete. It is also a team sport that is won or lost by individuals racing against others and against themselves. To help coaches meet the demands of the sport, the NFHS has partnered with USA Track and Field to develop Coaching Cross Country.
Here, you will learn how to develop a training plan, delve into the psychology and mental toughness of long distance runners, discover how to identify, treat and prevent common injuries and much more.
Course comes with
1. Introduction2 Sections
- About Cross Country
2. Training Plan4 Sections
- Theory Principles
- Terms and Basic Components
- Using Heart Rate Measurement
- Training Components and Methods
3. Goal Setting and Mental Tou...2 Sections
- Defining Success & Setting Goals
- Developing Mental Toughness
4. Team Dynamics3 Sections
- Pack Mentality
- Meet Day Preparation
- Team Culture
5. Tapering Principles3 Sections
- What is Tapering?
- Types of Tapers
6. Common Injuries and Prevent...2 Sections
- Common Causes
- Principles of Injury Prevention
7. Ancillary Training Activities3 Sections
- Strength Training
- Cross Training
8. Training Environments4 Sections
- Impacting Factors
- Heat Adaptations and Conditions
- Cold Adaptations and Conditions
- Road Safety
9. Conclusion1 Sections
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