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    Wanted: 1A and 2A coaches for 2015 ITCCCA Coaches Polls

    If you’re a 1A or 2A coach that would like to take part in the weekly cross country coaches polls on, please email with your name, school,...

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    “Us vs. Them” Rewritten: Who I Am & Who I Am Not

    Who are you as a coach?  What are your goals and intentions?  Why do you coach?

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Managing the Multi-Sport Athlete (Full Article)

    Note: I accidentally posted an early draft of this article a couple of days ago. Those familiar with my remarkable computer skills will be shocked by this occurrence. Anyway,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Focus on the Result (Activation)

    On July 18th & 19th Douglas Heel instructed, challenged, motivated, entertained, and activated 30 people.  This was Doug’s first U.S. appearance since February.  Douglas Heel seemed full of energy,...

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  • Ask an Expert: Running Website (and Apps) for team documentation of runs.

    I am wondering if anyone knows of or uses a web based program for team running that lets the runners log their work outs and has a smartphone app...

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    8 Workouts from the Vault

    Coach Derks, my distance coach, has always encouraged me to write an article about distance training.  Andy has only known me as a radical sprint coach.  In the last...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    The Golden Era

    Track & Field in Illinois seems better than ever.  Ja’Mari & Kahmari have become mononymous, like Plato, Napoleon, or LeBron. Times and distances once considered elite, now fail to...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    The Price of Success (Factor)

    Earlier this week, the Illiana Christian distance community was made aware that we would, in fact, be competing in 3A this fall for Cross Country.  For a school with...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Speed Activation Consortium: Friday-Saturday, June 19-20

    The First Annual Holler-Korfist Speed Activation Consortium will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. Montini High School in Lombard, IL, will host the event. The early-bird discounted...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Track coaches are really busy in the spring.  Then summer hits.  Then we have time.  Time to read, reflect, and write.  One of the coolest things in my life...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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