Get the most out of your runners with these warm-ups, drills and tips
Becoming a great cross country runner takes a perfect blend of coaching, training and tactical skills. In this detailed plan, four great cross country coaches (Al Bertowsky, Rich Degnan, Dwayne Johnson, and Dave Frazer) present over 25 cross country instructional videos designed to develop successful cross country runners. From proper shoe selection to good racing tactics, the skills taught in these videos will go a long way to improving your young cross country runners. Cross Country Running – Training and Strategy includes downloadable training notes and coaching tips for each drill.
Al Berkowski is the high school cross country coach at Bellmore JFK in New York State. Founder of The Running School a cross country camp for boy's and girls, Al is ranked first in All Time Cross Country wins with over 800 team dual meet victories. He has coached United States teams that have competed in Israel, the Pan American Games and China.
Dwayne Johnson is the sprint, strength and conditioning coach at C.W. Post. Dwayne’s credentials include founding the CIS speed development program. Dwayne was the high school coach of Shana Cox at Holy Trinity. Shana has gone on to great things - NCAA Champion while at Penn State, High School All American, Member of the US Olympic team which went to China and this past winter set a world record in the 500 meter dash.
Rich Degnan is head Boy's Cross Country coach at Massapequa and asst. director of The Foundation Cross Country and Track camps. Prior to that, Rich was Director of Cross Country and Track and Field at .C.W. Post. While at C.W. Post Rich's teams won 15 conference titles and qualified at least one athlete to 8 NCAA Championships. On the high school level, he's produced 2 All World athletes, 17 All Americans, 29 all NY State Athletes.