RE: [hctrLIST] FW: RRCA: Upcoming Coaching Certification Courses
That’s great news! I haven’t seen any feedback on the courses, so I’m glad to hear it was informative. Even if we don’t coach with the certification, the information itself is invaluable. Coach ourselves with it!
For the moment I’m just looking for general interest. Once I see that enough folks would sign up for the course, I’ll pursue the specific clubs and organizations. I know someone will want to get onboard and get the ball rolling!
Leah and I had attended this course 2 years ago (in fact, it's almost due to re-certify) and it was great! Even for a some who seem to "know a bit", I found it very beneficial - not to mention good to have an official certification in case you decide to veer into this direction, whether volunteer or as a career change.
I am not sure how many would step in to get required 15 people, but I hope you appeal to Hill Country Running Co, Rogue and may be Houston/Dallas (North Texas?) folks to get interest. They mostly target road groups and sub-marathon distance (obviously), so the "wider" you go, the better are chances.
Good luck! Keep us all posted!
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Kimberly A. McQuire <kimberly.a.mcquire@...> wrote:
Calling Austin and Houston area runners!
Ben and I have been toying with the idea of becoming certified running coaches. After looking into it a bit, we found out there is a certification course.
The courses are offered around the country, but they must be “hosted” by local running clubs, running stores, or similar. RRCA will offer a stipend to help cover the cost of food and beverage. The host must also provide the meeting space, though this is not covered by the stipend (therefore, free spaces are best). All other aspects (registration, instructor fees and costs, course materials, and testing) are coordinated by RRCA and paid for with the course registration fee ($300). The courses are offered for 35 people and the RRCA will help ensure certain people are given priority (i.e., those who helped organize the course). More information may found here.
The RRCA strongly suggests there be at least 15 individuals committed to attending the course prior to requesting to host the course. This brings me to the following:
Does anyone else have any interest in attending the course? Would HCTR or HTRex be interested in “hosting” the course? If not, can anyone offer ideas of another organization or business that might be interested in doing so?
Looking forward to hearing from you all,
Kimberly A. McQuire
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