USATF Pacific

HOKA One One Endurance-Cross-roads-Clinic

HOKA ONE ONE Endurance Crossroads Clinic
Sat, 5 August, 2017 – Sacramento City College

 presented by Coaches Choice Books and DVD’s


scroll down for the clinic notes

Clinic Schedule:

8:00-9:00am – Registration in foyer of Lillard Hall, Sacramento City College

9:00-9:10am – Introduction and Orientation

9:15am-5:00pm – Four 90 minute sessions in and Cross Country and Special Topics:
                9:15-10:45 – Dr. Joe Vigil
                11:00-12:30 – Dr. Paul Salitsky
                12:30-1:45 – lunch and vendor raffle
                1:45-3:15 – Dr. Joe Vigil
                3:30-5:00 Rob McClendon


Dr. Joe Vigil: A USATF Legend Coach, Vigil is arguably America’s greatest endurance coach. Collegiately, Vigil led Adams State to 19 National Cross Country Championships, the most of any NAIA/NCAA Track or Cross Country Program. In addition to that accomplishment his Cross Country and Track athletes have achieved an amazing 20 podium appearances at World Championships and Olympic Games competitions. Vigil is the only USA Coach to attain this competitive standard. Coach Vigil has also mentored 47 individual USATF Champions who have set 17 National records and two of his athletes achieved No. 1 World Rankings! Among his most recent proteges are Olympic Marathon Medalist Deena Kastor, Brenda Martinez, and Boris Berian. A prolific writer and motivational speaker, Dr. Vigil continues to inform and inspire coaches and athletes at all levels of our sport(s).

Dr. Paul Salitsky: Salitsky is in his 21st year on the Faculty of UC Davis in the area of Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology and Motor Learning. Dr. Salitsky is an Internationally recognized authority in the Field of Performance Psychology and has contributed to the USOC and USATF Sports Psychology programs. Salitsky has worked closely with the successful Nor-Cal Distance Program since its inception. He is a Certified Mentor Trainer with Positive Coaching Alliance and has presented over 200 workshops nationwide in all facets of Coaching Education.

Rob McClendon: As the Head Cross Country and Assistant Track Coach in charge of Distances at Truckee HS, McClendon has developed a strong Cross Country Program capturing 3 Nevada State 3A Girls Titles in Cross Country in the past four years. Rob attended Cal State San Marcos University where he was coached and mentored by Steve Scott, the American Record Holder in the Mile. Rob was an NAIA All American in Cross Country and specialized in the 3000m Steeplechase in Track.


 Clinic Cost:

$65.00 – pre-registered by Thursday, 3 August at 9:00pm

$55.00 – School or club staffs or 2 or more by Thursday, 3 August at 9:00pm

$85.00 – registration at the door

On-line registration for individual or schools/clubs up to 3 August:
Contact Peanut Harms at [email protected] for coaching staff discounts of 2 or more coaches prior to 3 August if you want to pay by P.O. or booster/school check.

What you get:

– All preregistered coaches will receive presentation notes of each session they attend
– HOKA t- shirts for the first 100 registrants
– Free kit and product information from clinic vendors
– A portion of the clinic’s proceeds goes towards scholarships for Pacific Assoc. Coaches to attend an Assoc. Level 1 School


Lillard Hall, Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, 95822.
Refer to the following link for clinic and campus location:
Driving: from Hwy 5: Exit at Sutterville Road (south of Hwy 5-Bus. 80-50 interchange), travel east until ‘T’ intersection at Freeport, turn left. At first light, turn right back onto Sutterville, turn left into SCC main entrance at the first light and park in west parking lot to your left.
From Hwy. 99: Exit at Sutterville/12th Ave. exit (south of Hwy 50-Bus 80), travel west until pass Hughes Stadium on your right. Turn right into SCC main entrance 100m after Hughes Stadium into campus, park in west parking lot to your left. No parking charges on weekends.
Air: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is 17 miles north of Sacramento City College; San Francisco international is 86 miles west. Hotel runs complimentary shuttles to/from airport. There is also SuperShuttle:, 800-258-3826. To/from Richard Road hotels: $14.00; direct to/from City College: $21.00


Best Western Sandman – 236 Jibboom St, Sacramento, CA 95811. Reservations can be booked by calling (916) 443-6515 and asking for the ‘Endurance Clinic’ rate until 29 July.  Free airport shuttle: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with shuttles to SacCC. Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of waffles, breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee and hot items.  Complimentary wireless internet available throughout the hotel.

Further info:
Peanut Harms: [email protected], or Dave Shrock: [email protected]

Click here for printable flyer

2017 Clinic Presentation Notes

Dr. Joe Vigil – Championship Cross Country Training
Dr. Paul Salitsky – The Competitive Edge, Getting It, Keeping It
Dr. Joe Vigil- Building A Cross Country Culture
Rob McClendon – Developing a Fun, But Competitive Cross Country Program

2016 Clinic Presentation Notes

Al Baeta – A Distance Runners Guide In Preparing for Competition
Matt Fitzgerald – Mind Over Muscle
Robert Grove- Building a Successful Team Atmosphere
Tena Harms – Eating Better on a Budget
Louie Quintana – Arizona State Distance -Cross Country Preparation and Training Structure
Peter Thompson – The Effects of the Adolescent Growth Spurt on Adolescent Athletes
Peter Thompson – Biokinetics and the effects of the AGS (article)
Peter Thompson – Building the Aerobic House
Regretfully Bill Gregg’s  presentation is too large to post on this site.  Please email Dave at [email protected] if you wish me to email this presentation directly to you.

2015 Clinic Presentation Notes

Cross Country:
Bob Larsen – Improving the Threshold and Running Efficiency of Runners at All Levels
Patrick Shane – 12 Things You need to do as a XC Coach
Ben Rosario – Anatomy of a Championship

Travis Macy – The Ultra Mindset.pdf
Karl Meltzer – 100 Miles is Not That Far
Jen Benna – From Middle of the Pack to the Podium
Magdalena Lewy – Key Ingredients for Ultra Endurance Training (revised)

Sponsor and vendor links for follow-up

HOKA One One Shoes:
Coaches Choice Books and DVDs:
Athletics Universe (New balance apparel and sublimation uniforms) Billy Smith:
Running Warehouse (shoes and apparel)