SYC Running Commissioner
All of our program's coaches pass a background/kidsafe check and injury awareness training. Additionally, each participates in track-specific coaching education.
At the end of the day, winning means staying in the sport. We are preparing athletes for long-term success.
Running is an exceptional sport for children of all ages and abilities. Still to this day there exists in many sports an outdated culture which defines running as punishment. As commissioner and long-time coach of our running programs, I detest such a culture. Athleticism, explosiveness, endurance, grit, teamwork, confidence – these and many more are qualities that athletes of all ages and abilities improve upon in a well-structured running program.
Our job as coaches and educators is to teach our young athletes the benefits of hard work and determination. At SYC Running, we define success at its most basic level as the product of hard work and perseverance. Whether that means winning a race, obtaining a new personal best, or simply showing up to practice – it is all success.
Our coaching philosophy is simple: we use enjoyable and engaging activities in an individualized environment to promote success in all aspects of athletics – sportsmanship, integrity, perseverance, and physicality.
The tangible, measurable benefits of our program speak for themselves: most athletes throughout the course of a season have great improvement rates. And while we cannot show you numbers and datasets for intangibles such as work ethic, confidence, sociability, etc., as a parent I promise you will notice improvement.
We are honored to have the opportunity to coach your children.