At some point in your development as a pluswalker, especially as a race walker, a skilled coach, instructor, or race walking judge can give you valuable feedback on your walking technique. This page lists the coaches, instructors and clinics that I have identified so far. This list is far from complete for it does not include those people who teach race walking at the club level.
return to topCOACHES
|Dave's World Class Racewalking - Private Coaching - Dave McGovern has been the premier walking coach in the United States for over 15 years. His athletes have completed marathons, won masters racewalking championships, set age-group world records, and even qualified for the United States Olympic Track & Field Trials. Dave offers his coaching services to walkers of all levels. Whatever your goals, Dave can help you to achieve them. Walkers can receive individual one-on-one coaching at three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal levels.|
return to topINSTRUCTORS
Most racewalking clubs (or running clubs with a racewalking division) have someone who will help you learn to racewalk. The best way to find such instructors is to link to the club Web sites. For a list of clubs in your area, see our Web Links page--or visit the links pages of the following Web sites.
|Dave's World Class Racewalking, a Web site by Dave McGovern, has an extensive list of US clubs.|
|Racewalk.com, a Web site by Jeff Salvage, has an extensive list of US clubs. Also see his Internet Links page for more links.|
|The About.com: walking has a good list of racewalking clubs in the US and around the world.|
|The Race Walking Association Web site has an extensive list of clubs in England, Ireland and the Isle of Man.|
return to topCLINICS
|Dave's World Class Racewalking Clinics - put on by Dave McGovern. Clinic fee includes individual video-taped technique analysis; group technique and training instruction; use of Polar Heart Rate Monitors; all pertinent handouts and Friday evening pasta dinner in most cities. Walkers of ALL abilities are encouraged to attend. The clinics page links to a page containing a typical clinic schedule.|