Personal Narrative: A Career As A Coach

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I started working as an assistance coach for my old high school Cross Country and Track and Field teams two years ago. I've run track and cross country for ten years now and decided that I wanted to share my passion for the sport with someone else who can be great. I oversaw the middle-distance group and would oversee their workouts and distance runs. During this period, I taught things like race strategy, what perfect form is, better nutrition, and a complete lifting program. All things that make someone a great runner. The kids improved a lot over the year especially four runners that made up my mile relay team. I started working exclusively with those four runners as they approached bigger invitational meets and a school record. They ended up fifth in the state and they had their school record. After the race, these four kids started talking about running in college and how much they loved the sport. I thought that the most important part of me coaching was to get the fastest runners possible, so when we went to states and broke a school record in my first year I thought that I did my job very well. When I heard, these kids talking about their passion for the sport and how they wanted to get better it was the most satisfying moment for me. For me teaching a few high school runners to be passionate and love a sport was the most satisfying thing. It taught me a lot and reminded me of my high school coach, as I was the same way as soon as I started individual practice with him I fell in love with the sport.

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