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Article Comment: Advantages & Disadvantages of Private T&F/XC Coaches
Joined: Mar 2004
Ironically we just posted an editorial tonight on this topic on flrunners http://fl.milesplit.com/articles/89561-the-road-to-hell-is-paved-with-good-intentions
Joined: Sep 2009
Interesting timing. As a former HS & college coach, and now a private coach, I could argue either side of this issue. I've chosen to do both; and believe that's where the truth lies.
Joined: Aug 2006
I could go both sides on this.
Joined: Sep 2007
joelp. i've been a private coach to many runners of the last 10 yrs.who weren't getting the proper training and advice from their high school coaches. i've coached in college and high school the last 15yrs. many of these athletes are kids that workedwith me before high school and i got to know what worked for them. too many high school coaches are given these positions because they work in the school district. some coaches over-train or under train the athletes. it works in many other sports.
Joined: Jun 2007
As a coach who works with a team and is a private coach as well all the above topics are great points. I feel that the private coach should not interfere with a school coaches training unless the athlete is not a part of their school team, but also with the dearth of quality coaches around the average high school, top athletes usually need a bit of direction if they aren't getting it anywhere else.
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