Successful running in cross country and track involves much more
than driving legs and arms to move forward. Along with proper
physical mechanics, a strong mind is required to utilize the body to
achieve an efficient, fast result. When performed without correct
form and positive mental thoughts, it can feel like dying. When
performed correctly, a runner achieves the feeling of flying.
Fly Right Running Camp provides runners a chance to learn how to take
flight and avoid the injuries that may accompany those who run
without thought or proper running form.
Young runners are vulnerable to developing “bad” running habits,
such as arms crossing the torso, heel striking, over use of arms and
negative or lack of mental thoughts while running. These and other
problems, which Fly Right Running Camp directly focuses on, can be
Education - Teaching runners how to achieve the techniques needed
to become a successful, more injury free runner by illustrating
proper arm, leg and knee drive, and emphasizing the use of those
techniques during runs.
Explanation – Along with showing how to develop proper running form,
coaches explain why it will help runners and what each individual
change does to improve running and times.
Drills – These drills are used to develop “run specific” muscles to
overcome portential weaknesss in muscles and improper form.
Review of video taping made of runners – A critical aspect in teaching
runners is the use of video tape review. Each runner will be video
taped during a run at the start of camp and again on the last day.
Each tape will be individually reviewed with each runner to better
point out what needs to be changed and to verify the proper changes
have been made by camp’s end.
Repetition – Emphasizing the needed form and mindset throughout
each day of the camp will serve to remind each runner whenever they
appear to be going back to bad habits. That also helping change a
doubting or negative attitude about he or she’s running.
All this is done by experienced coaches who believe in creating a
positive, enjoyable manner that encourages running without placing
heavy miles on youth .
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