HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)
Use A Running Start to help high school-age runners develop good technique and cultivate an enjoyment of running.

Coaching Guidelines

When possible include runners of all abilities to encourage kids to be active for life, whether competitively or for recreation. For those interested in being competitive, high school is the time to focus on one or two sports and begin higher volume, higher intensity training...
Include stretches and strength exercises to develop fit, flexible runners primed for efficient and injury-free running.... Read More...
Teach proper form to improve performance, make running easier and more comfortable, and prevent injury... Read More...
Use pacing activities to train middle and long distance runners to monitor and control their speed for more efficient running... Read More...
Play games after race days or at the end of practices to build fitness, general athletic skills, and enjoyment of running... Read More...