The Road Runners Club of America is hosting a coaching certification course in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, September 15, 2012. The two-day course includes 16 hours of lecture, group work, and interactive exercises, providing the foundation of education and knowledge for an individual to become a RRCA Certified Coach.
During the two days, the program teaches everything from basic sports nutrition and injury prevention, to the principles of building a training program and the business of coaching. Participants learn in an interactive group setting and develop skills necessary for training runners at all distances and skill levels. RRCA Certified Coaches volunteer with their local RRCA clubs and have the ability to coach clients and training groups. They are taught to develop training programs that achieve the runner’s goal, while minimizing the risks of injury and overuse.
After completing the course, individuals are given the opportunity to take the online test to become a certified coach. Individuals may work with fellow classmates and may use all notes and materials from the course. The prospective coach must make a passing score of 80 or higher. The next step is to become certified in First Aid and CPR. Upon receiving the online exam score, and First Aid and CPR certifications, RRCA will present you with a RRCA Coaching Certificate and you will be added to the online database.
Any active runner with an interest to improve their own running or to coach others is welcome to participate in the program. The fee for the two-day certification course is $300. The course will include breakfast, lunch and snacks, along with the 16 hours of course work, materials and the online exam. The course is limited to 35 participants.
To reserve your spot at the RRCA Coaching Certification Course, register here by September 1.