Cross Country Coaching

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Many on this board have been following the training of Nick Newman, an emerging elite long jumper who I’ve been coaching for the past 18 months. Last year, Nick and I both lived in NY and we saw each other on a fairly regular basis for competitions, testing and technical training. Now both Nick and I have moved and we live on opposite sides of the country. His training has been going great and he’s continuing his physical development from last year. Starting last week (the first in which we’ve done full approach runs), one of my business partners has been able to supervise his weekly full approach practice sessions and regulate the contextual interference we’ve been implementing to improve his approach accuracy. Yesterday we tried something new- my partner recorded video on his phone and sent it to me during the practice session. Within a minute or so of sending the video I had received it, viewed it, and could send back some feedback via a text message. The video quality was YouTube-esque, certainly not High-Def by any means, but it was good enough to notice the important aspects of technique. Kinda cool that I was able to provide near real-time feedback to an athlete who was thousands of a miles away.
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Mike Young

Mike Young

Founder of ELITETRACK at Athletic Lab
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting.
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