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ERIC Number: ED224670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
1978 All Indian Long Distance Runner's Training Camp. General Assessment.
Churchill, Ward
The All-Indian Long Distance Runner's Training Camp, predicated upon the fact that the Native American community has produced an inordinate number of long distance runners due to historical/environmental/sociological factors, has as its operational philosophy that academic achievement is stressed as a correlate to athletic success; that participation in higher education is itself a precondition to athletic recognition. Due to the short duration (5 days) and high intensity of sessions, participants are limited to 25 high school age runners, plus 5 state champion runners. Participants are exposed to concentrated live-in counseling by world class caliber distance runners; close sequence instructional/motivational lectures by top names in the running world; training films; a week-long section on injury prevention; and individualized and group counseling. Accomplishments are reinforced during the camp and a determined effort is made to insure press recognition, particularly in their home town. The first annual (1978) camp was a marked success. However, certain factors emerged which require attention or adjustment prior to staging the activity the next year. Appended are results of the formal written student evaluation, budget information, and the project proposal. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.