Michael Cook
Michael
Cook
Male
Lv.1 Community Athletics Coach
Lv.2 Advanced Coach - Middle & Long Distance
Lv.2 Intermediate Club Coach
Youth Aths Leader
IAAF Kids' Athletics Coach
John Landy Athletics Field
3220
VIC
0414 040 710
Geelong Guild Athletics Club
081208A-01
Distance,Running Squad
All Skill Levels
Tuesday-Sunday. Weekday evenings, weekend mornings.
Yes
No
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COACHING PHILOSOPHY

I am American, and have taken a non-conventional approach to my education, and my career, as I travel the world seeking a globalized knowledge base to inform my coaching. Recently narrowing my focus to emerging elite athletes (generally aged 16-22 when joining), 800m-5000 meters (including Steeplechase). When coaching, I strive to foster a passion for the sport within the group that makes this the best part of your day, and creates lifelong memories! 

I am always excited to work together with children down to the age of 12yrs old of any skill level. However, much of my system is written for emerging elites, and guiding them towards University Scholarships, and/or competing at their respective Senior/U23/U20/U18 National levels. Important to note that I do not encourage any specialization until the Senior Level. Meaning athletes will be encouraged to develope hollistic athleticism, and race across many events.

In addition, I am a USA Track&Field Level I Coach, recognized Regional/National Coach of NZ, and hold a Certification of Sports & Exercise Nutrition.