You’ll find hundreds of articles, newsletters, presentations, and hours of audio interviews. Resources coalesced over a decade of coaching, researching, teaching, and writing. All designed for one reason: to help you–coach, athlete, or simply person– get better. Let’s get started!

There are three main components: the Scholar program,  the Seminar courses, and the free education.

The Scholar  Program




This is your one-stop shop for everything coaching. It’s what we consider our personal mentorship program. Our goal is to share as much information as possible, from the training our athletes are doing, to coaching concepts we’ve learned.  Consider it your insiders look at coaching. You’ll get many of the same pamphlets and guides that I send my professional runners. We invite you to join us on our coaching journey.

What do you get?

  • Continual Content with the latest training insights, presentations, exclusive podcasts, book discussions, research articles, and tools related to coaching.
  • In-depth articles on topics related to the Science & Art of coaching and running
  • Monthly Scholar Q & A’s sessions
  • Mini-Podcast episodes on specific coaching Xs & Os only available to HPW Scholars
  • Bonus Content from our podcasts. We keep the mic rolling for 20 minutes after each podcast to hear insight from our world class guests.
  • Comprehensive Training Excerpts of HPW ELITE athletes past and present
  • $15 discount to all HPW Workshops
  • 25% discount on all HPW products (books, courses, guides, etc.)


The Cost: $29 per month, less than the price of a cup of coffee per day.


The Seminar Courses Series:

This constitutes a 50-day immersive online seminar on a specific topic. Jon and I have developed content to teach you everything we know about the topic. You’ll see Jon or me in front of a whiteboard breaking down workouts, powerpoint presentations on topics, audio interviews, written training guides, and much more. As one coach enroled said “I love it! It’s like college for coaching!”

It’s 50 days of jam-packed content.

Every season, we will drop a new course. Currently we have:

Season 1- Mastering the Art of Coaching: Motivation, Communication, and developing the Soft Skills of Coaching

Season 2- The Foundations of Coaching the Track Events: Designing Training for the 800 to 10k.

For more information and sample content, check it out here.

Sample Lecture:


The Free Education:

The Foundation of Knowledge: Recommended Reads

Section 1: A Philosophy of Coaching

Section 2: The History of Endurance Training

Section 3: Teaching and Learning

Section 4: The Mental Game- Understanding People and Ourselves

Section 5: The World of Science

Section 6: The Mechanics of Athletics

Section 7: The Training Details

The Resources:

What’s this about?

Coaching Education is a broken model. It’s static, stuck in an old school model of certification courses designed to give you a certificate proudly proclaiming that you know something about coaching. They are almost all physiologically based, looking at the individual not as a person but as a science experiment for us to apply some formula in the hopes of a certain result. That’s not what coaching is or what we want it to be. Coaches don’t want a certificate; we want to understand. We want to get better at our craft.

This project is my attempt to fill that gap, and provide readily accessible, thought-provoking information designed to cover ALL aspects of coaching. It’s designed to challenge the way in which coaches learn.

So what is the school of coaching? It’s an ever-growing combination of resources organized in a way to make you develop as a coach. The first step is The Education, which is a collection of articles covering the important pieces of coaching. We don’t just cover the superficial (i.e. the best interval workout!), but we go in depth; covering real life issues and the intricate process of training complex beings.  You will find supplementary blogs, articles, books, newsletters and more designed to improve your coaching skills. This will be an ever-growing resource, with more articles posted weekly, and future video lectures to be added.

The newest addition is the HPW Scholar program. It’s an attempt to bring a personal component to coaches education. You’ll receive exclusive content, including snippets of training by world-class athletes, presentations, and guides to coaching. Think of it as our exclusive mentorship program that also helps fund everything we do. Check it out here.

In addition we have our online Seminars course series. Every season we will drop a new Coaches Education Seminar. Our first one was Mastering The Art of Coaching. It contains over 4 hours of lectures designed to take everything I’ve learned and translated that knowledge into lessons for YOU. The goal is simple: Help all of us be better at our craft of coaching, regardless of the level or the sport.

The resources continue with:  The Peak Performance newsletter, On Coaching with Magness & Marcus PodcastThe Science of Running book, the Peak Performance book and a few exciting future projects including clinics, lectures, and more are meant to supplement your development as a coach. The goal is simple– improve how coaches are educated.

Please consider subscribing to receive updates and consider looking at our additional resources mentioned below.

-Steve Magness

 Additional resources:

The Science of Running Book

The Coaching Courses

The Peak Performance Newsletter

 Magness & Marcus On Coaching Podcast

The Scholar Coaches Education Program

Peak Performance: The New Science of Success Book

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