LA84 Foundation Cross Country Coaches Clinic

Sat, August 13, 2022

Hilmer Lodge Stadium, Walnut, CA

The LA84 Foundation Cross Country Coaches Clinic program will return this summer beginning with an in-person cross country clinic on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in the beautiful new Heritage Hall in the Hilmer Lodge Stadium at Mt. SAC.

Coaches of all levels will benefit from attending this clinic. Not only will there be a full day of advanced level sessions, but there will also be a full day of beginning level sessions, and both clinics are absolutely FREE to all coaches and interested adults who would like to attend.

Following your registration, you will also receive additional clinic information such as parking and specific start times for each session as soon as they become available. 


Once again, the cost is absolutely free to all coaches thanks to the generous sponsorship of the LA84Foundation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our coaching education coordinator, Tim O’Rourke (

Not only has Coach Diljeet Taylor led the BYU Cougars to the 2020 NCAA Women’s XC Division I Team Championship, but also to runner-up finishes in 2019 and 2021; furthermore, she also coached Whittni Orton, the 2021 NCAA XC Individual Champion, and Courtney Wayment, the 2022 NCAA 3000m Steeplechase Champion on the track.

Even though it is obvious Coach Taylor knows how to produce champions on the track and on the cross country course, what makes her program so special is she has created a culture of success and inclusion that yields championship runners year after year.

Also presenting in the advanced clinic will be Coach Daniel Ozan, whose Mt. SAC women’s team won the State XC Championship and this track season coached the new national Community College record holder at 5000 meters, Daniel Abdala. Abdala’s best 1600 and 3200 meter times in high school were 4:28.84 and 9:42.15. This year he was the California State Champion in XC, breaking the state course record along the way, and he also was State Champion in track at both 5000 and 10,000 meters; furthermore, he finished off the year breaking the 40-year-old national Community College record for 5000 meters on the track, running an incredible 13:58.91.

We will also host in a different classroom setting, a full beginning level clinic presented by some of the most successful coaches and gifted presenters in the state that will take new and inexperienced coaches through everything from how to recruit new team members to understanding basic physiological and training concepts to how to create a complete training calendar.