Episode 483: Chuck Schwartz – Air Academy High School

Chuck Schwartz is on the show today for another episode of the high school coaching series sponsored by V.O2.

Chuck is the head cross country and track coach at the Air Academy. He has been coaching for over 25 years. He had a very successful running career himself. He ran at Adam’s State University where he was coached by the legendary Coach Joe Vigil. He won a national championship in the steeplechase at Adams State University.

Chuck has so many accolades as a coach including 13 individual state champions that he has coached and most recently his girls cross country team won the 2022 Colorado 5A Division State Championship. They were 7th in the US! He mentions in this episode that every single member of that state championship team is returning this year.

In this episode, we talk about leadership and coaching philosophies.

What we talked about:

4:00- Coaching at Air Academy

5:40- His passion for coaching and teaching at a young age

7:05- Coaches that had a big impact on him personally

13:30- His college running career

15:35- Communicating about hard work to athletes

19:30- Developing athletes into leaders

26:05- Talking to young girls about body image

28:15- How becoming a parent changed his coaching

34:55- Dealing with the pressure of coming off of a cross country state title

44:00- Utilizing V.O2 for writing his training

48:30- Figuring out an athlete’s intentions with running

52:05- Talking to athletes about nerves

1:00:50- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Extreme Ownership

You Can’t Hurt Me

The Science of Running

Running Formula

The Two Towers

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