Celebrating our 40th year!
The Green Mountain Running Camp Coaches Workshop runs concurrently with the first two GRMC youth sessions.
Session 1: July 27-30
Session 2: August 3-6
Session 1 of the Green Mountain Running Camp Coaches Workshop offers a unique learning opportunity for both beginning as well as veteran coaches, looking for a more scientific approach to coaching their cross country teams.
The workshop, designed for cross country or track coaches without extensive academic or coaching backgrounds, teaches the principles of hard/easy training and provides coaches with the tools to individualize workouts by coordinating pace, pulse, and perceived exertion. Offering information for the design of training plans and workouts for all phases of training, it also assists with the organization and administration of cross country or track program from the middle school to college levels.
Coaches who have completed Session 1 can enroll in Session 2 free of charge if they have 5 or more runners from their team attend the camp.
Session 2 of the Green Mountain Running Camp Coaches Workshop is an opportunity for coaches to examine and learn advanced training techniques related to heart rate training with an eye on the design and implementation of diversified workouts for their athletes. For those coaches that previously attended Session 1, it is a chance to review training principles and individual workout schedules from the past season and fine tune them for the future.
Completing session 1 is not a requirement to enroll in session 2 of the workshop.
Both sessions of the workshop offer up to 15 hours of classroom sessions which are incorporated into the regular camp curriculum to provide a multitude of opportunities to learn from workshop staff coaches, special guest speakers, and varied breakout session presenters. Joining the camper’s running groups on their twice a day training runs is also an option for all workshop participants.
As an added bonus each coach receives a pair of Nike running shoes for taking part in our program!
The Primary Workshop is offered from Sunday evening until Wednesday evening. During this time, participants will receive up to 15 hours of instruction as well as the opportunity to hear guest speakers and additional breakout sessions with veteran staff coaches.
The Extended Workshop is designed for coaches who attend with team members and want to stay until the camp session ends on Friday. Up to six additional hours of instruction will be offered during this session.
Topics include but are not limited to: Principles of Effort Based Training, 4 Speeds of Distance Running Training, Training Plans for your Season & Off-Season; Coaching Personality, Developing a Team, & Team Bonding; Policies, Procedures & Summer Training; Motivation & Setting Goals For Your Athletes; Preventing Injury & Running Drills; Meet Day Protocol; The Exceptional Athlete.
Additional topics covered with guest speakers and breakout sessions may include:
· Sports psychology
· Sports nutrition
· Racing strategies
· Team dynamics
· Strength work and drills
· Roles of stretching
Camp Check-in & Check-out Details:
Coaches stay in dorms on campus, 2 per room.
If you would like more detailed information on the workshop, feel free to email Gerry Chester, Workshop Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Located at Lyndon State College, in Lyndonville, Vermont, in the beautiful Northeast Kingdon, the Green Mountain Running Camp is one of the oldest in the country. Coaches stay in the college dormitories, 2 per room. Coaches and campers run on backcountry dirt roads, cross country trails in evergreen forests and sun drenched meadows...and jump into a mountain stream to cool down.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 6.45 Reveille--Wake up
- 7.00-7.30 Morning activity: easy morning run, yoga or pool running
- 7.30-8.30 Breakfast
- 9.00-10.00 Coaches Workshop 1
- 10.00-10.30 Guest speaker in main theater
- 10.40-11.15 Breakout session (select 1 of several topics) conducted by staff coaches
- 11.25-12.00 Breakout session (select 1 of several topics) conducted by staff coaches
- 12.00-1.00 Lunch
- 1.00-2.00 Coaches Workshop 2
- 2.10-3.00 Guest Speaker or program in main theater
- 3.15-3.30 Pre-run stretch on knoll
- 3.30-5.30 Afternoon run and creek soak
- 5.30-6.30 Dinner
- 6.45-8.30 Coaches Workshop 3