Welcome to episode 130 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome Jeff Taylor. Jeff has been coaching youth runners for close to 30 years and in the last year has launched a non-profit organization called Kids Love to Run. We talk about the organization and the challenges of getting youth engaged with distance running.
:55 How he got running in middle school with the 800m
2:12 Was there an influence in your youth that got you to love to run as a youngster?
3:45 Where did the passion for coaching start?
5:39 It is one thing for a coach to say ‘never again’ but how did you get the kids to buy in?
10:03 Sara Hall tweeted that kids can run a lot of miles in high school, what do you think about high miles?
12:27 How did your organization Kids Love To Run get started?
14:16 how big are your events?
15:08 How do you change things up for a 7-8-year-old runner to make it fun for them?
16:35 Are they all from your school or is it open to other schools?
17:04 Do you encourage the kids to do AAU/USATF meets?
17:54 How difficult is it to keep the attention of the younger kids?
18:54 Where do you see this going from here?