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Saturday, June 24 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm

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Summary: By exploring what philosophers have called “the good, the true and the beautiful” in the context of his 50+ years in the sport of distance running, Drew Mearns, a master coach, teacher, and former sports agent, will reflect on “growing runners” – words that describe both his passion & profession and also the young champions in his programs.  in this breakout session, you will:  (1) hear stories and lessons that Coach Mearns learned during his career as agent and attorney for Olympic and world record setting athletes and while coaching serious runners; (2) learn how to incorporate certain proven sport-training principles into your own programs; and (3) take home with you from the session three very specific and practical transformational "tools" that coaches, parents, and athletes can put to work in your own practice or your parenting/coaching, to improve and enhance sport performance, enjoyment and learning. Coach Mearns’lessons, principles, and practical tools will help you in whatever sport you enjoy, coach or compete in.

Takeaways: Assessment tools (mental & physical) for athletes of all ages and sports, practice worksheets, and a resource/reading guide for in-depth followup.


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Drew Mearns

Founder and Coach, Growing Runners
A distance runner for more than 40 years, Coach Mearns was an accomplished high school, collegiate and international class distance runner (at Yale, NYAC-New York Athletic Club, and the Ohio Track Club). Coach Mearns recruited and coached many All-American men and women at NCAA Division... Read More →

Saturday June 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Guzman 114