The JOURNAL OF YOUTH RUNNING is a coaching program, not for children and teens, but for adults. It offers direction targeted at teachers, coaches, youth leaders and parents on how to structure their running programs so that children and youth will get the most out of their running experience. It discusses how to provide a safe, age-appropriate and enriching environment; how to keep children and teens motivated; and what is healthy for young runners and what is not. It shows how to organize runs and how to keep young runners coming back for more. The Journal’s purpose is to make good running programs even better.
To accomplish this, the JOURNAL OF YOUTH RUNNING draws on top-tier coaches and athletes for their input, advice and quotes. Those readers who have been around the sport for some time will quickly recognize these sources and the importance of their contribution.