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How to Build a Championship Cross Country Program

How to Build a Championship Cross Country Program

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with Jerry Popp,
Wilmar (MN) High School Cross Country & Track Coach;
39x State Championship Coach, North Dakota Coach of the Year 27 times; 3x National Coach of the Year; National High School Sports Hall of Fame (2005);
and Kristy Popp,
former Assistant Cross Country Coach at Iowa State University

Build an effective, successful blueprint for your cross country program!

Three-time National Cross Country Coach of the Year Jerry Popp and daughter Kristy deliver an easy to understand approach to cross country for the beginning and more experienced high school coach.

In an easy to follow discussion and presentation, the Popps cover a range of topics that every new coach--or coach starting a new program--must consider to when building his or her program. They provide insight on establishing a basic program and deliver a simple training program for a season of high school cross country.

In addition, this presentation provides detailed explanation in each of the following areas:
Concerns of a new coach
Basic Details of a Program
Recruiting and Retention of Athletes
Four Basic Team Components
Seasonal Training Program
Four Key Workouts
Training Intangibles
Meet Day Preparation
Meet Warm-Up
Race Strategy
Strength Training
Circuit Training
Stretching and Flexibility
Coaching Tips
Jerry Popp has been named Coach of the Year 27 times, he has been name National Coach of the Year three times and has been inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame. These are the skills, drills and coaching concepts that have worked for him--and they can work for you too.

This video will teach you how to build a championship cross country program from your first team meeting to the championship meet!

95 minutes. 2012. DVD.