with Marcus Newsom,
Wartburg College Head Coach;
6x United States Track Coaches Association DIII Indoor Womens Coach of the Year;
3x USTFCCCA DIII Outdoor Womens Coach of the Year;
featuring Steve Johnson,
former Wartburg College Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track & Field Coach
23x Iowa Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year;
2012 USTFCCCA NCAA DIII National Track and Field Assistant Coach of the Year;
9x USTFCCCA DIII Central Regional Coach of the Year
The Wartburg Track program has grown into a national power under Coach Newsoms watch. Wartburg has won 14 straight indoor womens conference championship titles and nine mens indoor championships. The women have a string of 17 consecutive outdoor titles. The men have won eight league outdoor titles since 2002. In 2009, his womens teams became only the seventh team in NCAA Division III history to sweep indoor and outdoor national titles in the same season, and earned the inaugural Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year award from the USTFCCCA. The program also won the award in backtobacktoback season 201214. The 2012 womens team swept the National Championships and set new alltime meet records in team points in both venues.
Under Steve Johnson, the Wartburg Cross Country teams have won 25 Iowa Conference and 12 NCAA Central Region titles. Three times the cross county team has been awarded the USTFCCCA Deb Vercauteren Cross Country and Track and Field Program of the Year honor. The 2012 womens team finished as the National RunnerUp, while the mens team has four top10 finishes. During his career, Johnson has coached 140 AllAmericans, featuring eight different individual national champions. He has coached at least two national champions at each distance event: 800m, 1500m, 5,000m, 10,000m and the distance medley relay and has 12 finishes ranked in the NCAA DIII alltime top 10 List.
Get a unique, all access inside look into the practice routine for the highly successful distance program at Wartburg College.
Many coaches have to deal with athletes of multiple ability levels and both male and female athletes. Coach Steve Johnson, along with coach Marcus Newsom, detail how to set up, perform, and complete a week of practice that uses many energy levels for a heterogeneous group.
Youll see a how to structure a comprehensive distance running schedule that allows you to have a logical progression of workouts that work all the energy systems that a distance runner needs to perform their best. Youll also get ideas about core workouts that athletes can do in a selfaccountable way.
The secret to the Wartburg program starts with everyone working together warmup together, train together, cooldown together. Coach Johnson explains that his basic philosophy consists of six specific runs during a two week cycle:
This basic philosophy evolves from three key coaching points: distance runners need to run distance to become better, distance runners need a progression to their training, and distance runners need to train to race.
The components of each of these runs are broken down using his athletes to demonstrate the different runs in a video format. Discover the secrets behind how to:
This video will help you formulate a productive practice plan and ensure your program can handle the high diversity of multiple talent levels.
94 minutes. 2017.