Newly revised in 2018, the GO FAR Coordinator Handbook is packed with content. Each week, lessons explore a new character trait as well as a muscle group or nutrition tip. A variety of games and activities are provided to complement themes, and the We Dare You challenges are a great way to encourage families to join in GO FAR too!
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are available for lessons from both semesters, saving coaches preparation time.
are creative and fun for kids!
chock-full of materials and ideas for coaches, from task lists, to snack suggestions, to a glossary of exercises.
of material, eight weeks each, plus two weeks of alternate lesson plans...36 lesson plans in all. Scroll down to view samples.
WE DARE YOU CHALLENGES
are a fun way to incorporate GO FAR concepts into children's lives between training sessions.
contain lesson extensions, coach tips, or fun ideas.
expose children to positive traits that translate into qualities of good runners, good students, and good people.
help to remind coaches that many participants have never run in a 5K and need to be taught about race etiquette and what to expect on race day.
provide flexibility for coaches and extra enjoyment for participants!
teach kids the importance of choosing healthy foods.
GO STRONG LESSONS
alternate with Nutrition Tips, teaching kids about major muscle groups and body systems and how they can help them become stronger runners.
are time based, 30 minutes per session, not distance based.
Online Coach's Toolkit
The online Coach's Toolkit is a website created exclusively for GO FAR coaches. It complements the handbooks by providing extra advice, ideas, and downloadable resources that can be personalized for individual clubs:
Marketing templates & ideas
Event information & deadlines
Race day reminders
Tips from experienced coaches