Ben Rosario Show
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Northern Arizona Elite coach Ben Rosario is joined by high school coach Dean Ouellette and some of the top big and small high school coaches in the country. They talk culture, training and what it takes to make a winning program.
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010 Eric Heintz
Marist, a smaller school in Georgia in the last 9 years on the girls have won 9 state titles and boys 6 with a few 2nd place finishes, we want to dig into what you are doing to have this much success… first let's start out if you could give us a background of how you got involved in running and how you ended up the coach of Marist? Is this your first coaching gig, or did you coach before Marist? You have a small kid with under 1000 kids, and you have 80 girl runners on your team and 140 total. How has recruiting played a roll in what you are building there? You also coach adults, how much is getting kids hooked on running the same as getting adults hooked on it. You have a huge team for a school your size. You talk about the girl trying to earn their varsity letter and the girl trying to win state.. but I’m sure you also have the other, as head coach what do you do to make a connection to each of those kids vs just working with the better runners? Being in Atlanta what training challenges do you have? One of the great things about these episodes is hearing from different programs. You mention you have very tough academics, and are at a smalls school. Small school kids may be in the band, year book club and want to do cross country. How do you balance the athletes that want to do multiple activities? What did you think the results were for this year with getting rid of weights, and will you go back next year? Let’s jump into the training and your training philosophy. What are your expectations over the summer on what your athletes should be doing? During midseason, what does a typical week in maybe late Sept look like? You mentioned some of the things you changed over the years. What is the biggest thing that has changed since you started? You mentioned the miles are higher than they used to be, is that because other teams are doing more work so you do it to stay ahead of the other schools or why do you think the reason the change happened? You mentioned you do more core than yo