Bill Bowerman was a great developer of talent as seen w/ Steve Prefontaine in a rare pic(courtesy UofO library) Article #2 of a series on Benchmarking by Tom Land. This article deals specifically w/ benchmarking runner development.
What should you do if you are a new xc coach and want to win the state championship this year? Chances are that boat sailed three years ago when your predecessor failed to attract enough freshmen onto the team. Without exception, the 2010 championship teams had as large or larger incoming freshman class (in ’07) than any other team in their classification.
Click on the Header above for the newest additions to the All-Time "Top 10" Track & Field Records compiled by Collins Hill Coach Andrew Hudson.
*These are the qualifications for The Track/Cross Country Coaches of Georgia (State Organization founded in 1995 by Tomy Sitton with the support of the GACA and The Atlanta Track Club) 3 Categories: Athlete Athlete must have been out of high school a minimum of 5 years. Athletes must be nominated by their coaches. (Consideration of high school and collegiate/post collegiate accomplishments) Send highlights from high school and collegiate and beyond for consideration by the Hall of Fame Committee. Coach Coaches at or near retirement that have contributed to the sport of Track and Cross Country in the state of Georgia. Coaches can be youth, high school or at the college level for consideration. Special Recognition Individuals that have promoted and contributed to the sport of Cross Country and Track in the State of Georgia. Here is a list of those that have been inducted.(Click on Main Header) We welcome nominations. Inductees are honored at the Annual Fall and Spring ATC All-Metro Banquets. Middle Distance and Distance runners are often recognized at the Fall Banquet. The Inductees receive a Hall of Fame Plaque and a Hall of Fame Ring. Also, the Inductees have their name, school(s) and year inducted on a large plaque. We appreciate all that the Atlanta Track Club does in allowing our state organization to recognize The Hall of Fame Inductees. The organization also oversees GATFXC.Com that Bruce Taylor does such a great job as the webmaster. Nominations: Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org Nominations will be submitted for consideration to the Hall of Fame Committee (The Track/Cross Country Coaches of Georgia). *In looking at the list, you will notice many of these athletes went on to excell at the Elite level. Also, the coaches and special recognition Inductees have done so much for our sport in Georgia. Please be mindful that the nominees have to be nominated and their bios sent to the committee for consideration. Thus, we know there are a number of individuals that need to be nominated so we can recognize the individuals!!! Tomy Sitton Founder/Executive Director (The Track/Cross Country Coaches of Georgia) USATF Men's LDR Executive Committee