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Profiles in Coaching: Arthur Lydiard

Legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard revolutionized the sport with his approach to periodized training. In the 1960 and 1964 Olympics, his athletes rose to prominence, putting his 100-mile training week on the radar of running coaches worldwide.

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Process for Goal Setting and Season Planning

Onboarding New Athletes

Goal assessment and season planning are two details you must attend to in taking on a new athlete.

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2022 USA Cycling Coaching Summit video recording

2022 USA Cycling Coaching Summit

Watch recordings of the 2022 USA Cycling Coaching Summit featuring Brendan Quirk, Jim Miller, Trevor Connor, and Joe Friel.

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Profiles in Coaching: Franz Stampfl

You’ve heard of Roger Bannister, but do you know who coached him? Joe Friel profiles the legendary and successful Franz Stampfl.

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Ashton Lambie wins individual pursuit world title

What Makes a Successful Coach?

Joe Friel details the attributes and skills it takes to be a successful coach—and produce successful athletes.

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Coaching Expertise

Assess Your Coaching Expertise

Joe Friel introduces the eight skill sets and knowledge bases he believes are critical for becoming an effective coach.

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People Skills

Improve Your Interpersonal Skills

Joe Friel explains why people skills are the most important talent required to become an effective and successful coach, and how to improve them.

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