31 Jan '18, 10am

How to Interview a Running Coach

How to Interview a Running Coach

The Road Runners Club of America and USA Track and Field both have certification courses for coaching, as do some other organizations. But the coaching market is unregulated so anyone can call themselves a running coach and set up a website to sell their services. (Hi, we see you, Instagram.) Certification does not necessarily make someone a better coach but it ensures that person has some basic knowledge. On the other hand, an introductory coaching class can be accomplished in a weekend, whereas learning to be a really excellent coach probably takes years. And, some people may have other training in lieu of a coaching certification — like a master’s in exercise science . It makes sense to ask about both certification and experience.

Full article: http://www.saltyrunning.com/running-coach-questions/

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