|Know It All Clinic ~ August 1, 2009
9:00 AM, Carpinteria High School and Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club
UPDATE: Due to restrictions placed on us by the NCAA, all sessions involving NCAA coaches will be held at the Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club across the street form the high school. Registration, lunch and dinner will also be held at the Boys and Girls Club.
Primary Purpose of the Clinic: To raise funds to help pay off John Larralde’s 4 week stay at the hospital as a result of a battle with MRSA staph infection. John’s outstanding bill is over 5 figures. This is our opportunity to give back to John for all his outstanding contributions to high school, community college and college athletics over his 35 year coaching career. We have received over $3200 in donations from the track and field community thus far. Please help us to increase that amount.
Secondary Purpose of the Clinic: To reestablish the “Know It All” Clinic format and bring coaching staffs together to interact and help make us better coaches. This is not your powerpoint/lecture clinic, it is high school coaches helping each other coaching high school athletes from the fastest to the speed challenged. This will be an interactive clinic with coaches directing and driving the curriculum. Event areas will get together to help solve the challenges of their events. The “Know It All” Clinic was a staple of the Central Coast coaching environment in the late 1980’s and the early 1990’s.
Cost: $100 per staff or $35 per individual. Additional donations will be accepted. If finances are a challenge, please do not hesitate to contact us about the possibilities of scholarships. John wants every coach who wants to come to the clinic to be able to come to the clinic.
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“Know It All” Clinic Participants
Brian FitzGerald: Head track and field coach and athletic director at Rio Mesa High School. Has coached two Gatorade National Track and Field athletes of the year. Teams have won state and CIF championships and this past year, he once again coached the State 100 meter sprint champion. In addition, his Rio Mesa program holds all of the sprint records in Ventura County. From a beginning sprinter to an Olympic caliber sprinter, Brian has the expertise to help them shine. Known as the top sprint coach in the State of California, Brian yearly has 4 x 100 teams in the CIF finals in both the men and the women.
Tim O’Rourke: Director of the LA 84 track and field and cross country coaching education programs, Tim is one of the leading clinicians in the nation. Former head coach at Arroyo High School, he has coached every event in track and field. A distance runner in high school, Tim not only developed a great cross country program at Arroyo (winning the national championship in both 1986 and 1987), but also became known as one of the top throws coaches in the state. Today, he is also the meet director of the Mt. Sac Invitational, the Mt. Sac Relays and the well received Arroyo Meet of Champions. In addition he is heavily involved in the Footlocker National Cross Country Championships and flies across the country to announce road races and track and field meets.
Kevin Smith: Head cross country coach and track and field coach at Oak Park High School. Kevin’s teams have won numerous state and CIF titles in cross country and the Eagles have also taken home the 1st place plaque at CIF track and field. Kevin is a member of the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame and is known as a top sprint coach in track and field and one of the elite distance coaches in the state.
Brian Yokoyama: Mt SAC vault coach. During his tenure he has worked with over 65 California State Community College State finalists including ten State Champions (nine pole vaulters, one javelin thrower) and nine State Runner-Up Finishers. Through the years he has coached nearly every event and has guided school record holders in the men’s and women’s Pole Vault and Javelin.
In 2001, he was named the College National Pole Vault Coach of the Year by the USA Track and Field Pole Vault Development. In 2007, he was named State Assistant Track and Field Coach of the Year by the California Community College Cross Country/Track Coaches Association and in 2008 he was named South Coast Conference Assistant Track and Field Coach of the Year by his peers.
Yokoyama is very active with the USA Track and Field Pole Vault Development. He currently serves as the Women’s National Pole Vault High Performance/Development Chairperson. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the North American Pole Vault Association and is actively involved in running the USATF Pole Vault Summit (3,000 attendees in Reno, NV) and the NAPVA National Championships (8,000 Spectators) in Clovis, California as Co-Director.
Louie Quintana Jr.: Head Cross Country Coach Arizona State University. Under Quintana's tutelage, his distance corps not only has fashioned a name for itself in cross country, but its excellence on the track has aided the program's climb among the nation's elite. Quintana, the 2006 USTFCCCA National Assistant Track & Field Coach of the Year for Women's Distances, saw his distance athletes excel in 2007-08 academic year as the Sun Devil program (cross country and track & field) collected four national trophies while his runners accounted for two individual national titles and seven All-America honors. In all, Quintana's distance team has been an integral part of eight NCAA trophy finishes in the six championship events, including four national team titles and a pair of fourth-place finishes in cross country.
During his competitive career at Villanova University, he captained the Wildcat squad to a pair of Top 10 finishes, placing fourth in 1992 and ninth in 1994 at the NCAA Championships. Individually, he claimed three NCAA Cross Country All-America certificates with finishes of 16th, 14th, and 4th. Quintana also qualified for four indoor and outdoor NCAA Track and Field Championships as well as the 1992 United States Olympic Trials. In 1993, he was named Male Outstanding Performer at the prestigious Penn Relays and, for his efforts, made the cover of the July 1993 issue of Track and Field News. As a competitor, Quintana clocked personal-best times of 1:46.3 (800m), 3:40.37 (1,500m), 7:58.85 (3,000m) and 13:53.62 (5,000m).
In all, Quintana garnered nine All-America awards during his career on the Main Line. He earned his bachelor's degree in History from VU in 1996 and recently completed his Master's degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction with a major in Language and Literacy from ASU. A standout in high school, he was the National Foot Locker Champion having won in 1990.
High School Coaches
This clinic is set up primarily to help John with his bill. But better yet, it is set up to help all of us become just a little bit better coach. Come share a weekend of fun, possibly sun and great interaction and help one of our own.
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