GETTING STARTED

Quick Start

You can follow these instructions to browse through the videos:
  1. Select an age group from left side menu
  2. Pick a category
  3. Scroll through activities in that category
  4. Select a video

Not sure where to start? Watch Form 101.

We highly recommend you view these segments. Teaching children to run with correct form will increase their body awareness, performance, and help prevent injuries. Ultimately, these benefits will help your students enjoy running and reach their fullest potential. Select the appropriate age group below:

A Resource for Coaches, Teachers, & Parents

Running Coaches: Novice coaches should read NYRR's running philosophies for coaching each age group and view Form 101 segments to begin. Then browse the activity segments for exercises and games to use in practices. Veteran coaches can browse activities to expand their repertoire and enhance their understanding of proper performance.

Coaches of other sports: Running is a basic, critical skill that helps kids excel in sports like soccer, football, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, and baseball. Use the videos from A Running Start to pick up running-based activities and strength exercises that will make your players faster, stronger, and more agile, improve their endurance, and teach them efficient form. Pick an age group, then a category, and then browse the activities. You'll see a brief description and exercise benefits to help you decide which videos to play.

P.E. Teachers: A Running Start is a great resource for teachers. Use activities to prepare kids for the timed mile, teach the basics of running like form and pacing, add new running-based games to your lesson plans, and help kids excel as all-around athletes. Pick an age group, then a category, and then browse the activities. You'll see a brief description and exercise benefits to help you decide which videos to play.

Parents: Begin by selecting the right age group—elementary, middle, or high school—to read NYRR's running philosophy and approach. Depending upon your child's age, ability, and interest, you can follow up with fun games or begin activities that teach form and pacing.