FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Patti Finke, RRCA Coaching Committee Chairperson
The RRCA will be holding a coaching certifications September 16 & 17 in Clarksville Tennessee and September 29 & 30th in Portland Oregon
The certification is designed for coaching adult endurance runners for road running. There are currently more than 200 RRCA certified coaches across the US in 35 states.
The 2 day program includes 16 hours of coursework and a comprehensive take home test.
Day one will be The Basis of Training. The curriculum will include the Fundamentals of Coaching, Rules of Training, Physiology, Psychology, Injury Prevention and Nutrition.
Day two will be devoted to the Techniques of Training. It will cover developing training plans, cycles, and progressions, speed work and other related topics. Group exercises will teach how to apply the topics covered.
The Clarksville certification will be taught by Janet Hamilton and Mike Broderick, both RRCA certified coaches. Janet is an Exercise Physiologist who specializes in biomechanics, gait analysis, and exercise program design. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist who has been working with athletes of all ages for over 18 years. Janet is an avid runner and marathoner. She provides wellness programs, rehab coaching and injury prevention programs through Running Strong. Running Strong is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike Broderick who is NSCA-CPT certified has coached marathoners in the Montgomery County (Maryland) Road Runners Club First Time Marathoners program. He currently directs their training program for experienced marathoners. Mike also works with individual athletes to develop and implement personalized training plans.
The Portland certification will be taught by Patti and Warren Finke, RRCA certified coaches. Patti, an Exercise Physiologist, is the chairperson for the RRCA's coaching committee. Both Patti and Warren are Directors and Coaches in the Portland Marathon Training Clinic, authors of Marathoning Start to Finish and numerous articles on training for local, national and international publications. Both have been personally competing and coaching runners for over 20 years.
Cost for the 2 day certification class is $200. You must register for the certification class at least a week prior to attending or before it is filled, (limited to 30). For additional information and to register visit http://www.rrca.org/coaching
The Road Runners Club of America is a non-profit organization of over 700 running clubs and 175,000 members across the United States. The RRCA chapters organize races, have training runs, provide safety guidelines, promote children's and masters fitness running programs, and have social programs. http://www.RRCA.org