So on Saturday, September 9th, I traveled to Columbus Ohio to attend the Road Runners Club of America Certified Distance Running Coach Level I class.
Step 1: Attend an RRCA Level I Coaching Certification Course
This two-day course included 16 hours of in-person coursework.
Day One Included:
- Principles of coaching
- Exercise physiology for coaching
- Principles of building a training program
- Understanding different types of workouts
- Understanding running form
- Basic sports nutrition
Day Two Included:
- The business of coaching
- Sports psychology for coaching
- Recognizing injuries and injury prevention
- Environmental factors that effect performance
- Building training programs - group activity
After the class then the real work began, STUDY for the 100 question exam!
Step 2: Submit the Online Test
Course attendees must demonstrate they have learned the course content and can apply it to coaching by successfully completing the 100-question online exam with a passing score of 85% or higher.
One good thing was that you could log on to the Test, work on a few questions, then log off. I started last Sunday and finished it today (Sunday, September 24th).
After you answer all 100 questions, you have to hit the “Submit” key! That was the hardest part! I could feel my heart racing, what if it Failed?, yes there is a provision to retake, but that was not something that I wanted to do!
So I took a deep breath and hit SUBMIT! Second laster! YOU PASSED! Flashed on the screen! YEA! so excited.
So what’s next?
Well, I need to finish several races that I have planned for this fall then in the off-season work on developing my coaching program. I plan to continue Coaching with Dave’s (assuming they will have me), then look to add an individual coaching program in 2018.
Until Next Time …. Happy Running!
Have you taken online Tests Before?
Do you like Wine? (Yea I know random question, but hey just wondered)
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