How do you break from an abusive coach in HS?
Unbelievable how many worthless posts this generated. I knew how to break with a coach when I was in HS. I did not agree to be coached by them. Never showed up their practices, never asked them for advice, never met them. Didn't care what they thought. Didn't know what their training philosophy was. Although I was not relevant on the world scene, I was by far the best distance runner in the School District. That may not be saying much but it still means I was better than the losers who 'went out for track' (I think that's how they said it then). Why no one has figured this out since about 1985 is a mystery to me. Is there now a law that if you live in a school district and run you must join a school-affiliated team?