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The Scholar Membership Program

Your Personal Coaching Mentorship

The Scholar Program

A mentor is indispensable. They generously pass on their knowledge and wisdom to you, so that you can apply that to your own craft in your own unique way. In creating The Scholar Program, we wanted to do our best to mimic the benefits of having a mentor in the new online world.

While this will never replace a physical mentor, our hope is to raise the game of coaches around the world by curating content in a way that allows you to digest bite size lessons and then get back to your coaching. In developing this program, we asked runners and coaches what they wanted. The concise answer is they want the curtain to be lifted; to have a free flowing discussion on training at the highest level; to know the training plans of our elite athletes, guides to training, recovery, and nutrition, or detailed thoughts on a trending training subject.

To fill this void, we’ve created our Scholar program, which is our way of helping to take coaching mentorship to the online world. 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 we send my professional runners. Every week we add new content.

We invite you to join us on our coaching journey.

What you'll receive:

  • Continually Updated EXCLUSIVE Content. New videos, articles, training logs, podcast, and more!
  • Every topic of training covered. Don't believe me, see a sampling of the content below.
  • Behind the scenes training videos, logs, and more.
  • In-depth articles on topics related to the Science & Art of coaching and running
  • Mini-Podcast episodes on specific coaching X's & O's only available to Scholars.
  • Exclusive Video and Audio series including: Q and A with members, Coaching Philosophy 101, The Soft Skills of Coaching, and many more.
  • Interviews with experts in the field. From top notch coaches, scientists and athletes. We dive deep.
  • Hundreds of hours of content.
  • Book Club Notes. Detailed notes and takeaways on the best coaching books on the planet.
  • Comprehensive Training Excerpts of ELITE athletes past and present
  • Mini Courses- We will put out targeted courses aimed at a particular coaching subject.
  • All for just $29 per month!

What we guarantee:

We will continue to develop and curate content that we think is valuable for the coaching community. We promise to continually update this content so that it is the best coaching resource on the planet. You'll be the first to hear about our lessons in coaching high school, college, and elite runners.


Your Instructor


Steve Magness & Jon Marcus
Steve Magness & Jon Marcus

STEVE MAGNESS is the bestselling author of Peak Performance: Take Advantage of the New Science of Success and The Science of Running. He is a coach to some of the top distance runners in the world, having coached numerous athletes to top 15 at the World Championships and Olympic Games. As well as having coached six Top 10 performances at a major Marathon (Boston, NYC, Chicago). He's coached athletes such as Natosha Rogers, Neely Spence-Gracey, Sara Hall, Mark English, Jackie Areson, Brian Barraza, Sarah Crouch, and many more. He currently coaches at the University of Houston. Known widely for his integration of science and practice, Magness has been on the forefront of innovation in sport. He serves as an adjunct professor of Strength and Conditioning at St. Mary's University.


JON MARCUS is the head coach at High Performance West. He's coached athletes to national championships, Olympic Trials Qualifying standards, and national records. Some of the athletes he has coached include:Tara Welling, Nicole Blood, Eleanor Fulton, Mckayla Fricker, Daniel Herrera, and many more. Jon was previously a coach at Portland State and graduated from Columbia University.


Class Curriculum


  The Beginning: How to Utilize The Scholar Program
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  Middle Distance Training
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  Notes on Training from Conferences
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Frequently Asked Questions


How long is the Scholar Program?
Forever! New content is added every week. We see it as a distance runner's seasons. We might change from cross-country to track to roads, but there is always something to do. For $29/month you are signing up for continual content, coming your way for as long as we are coaching!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Why is it a monthly subscription?
Think of it like a never ending ever-green course. The downside to courses is that they start and finish. Well, as coaches we evolve. A subscription allows us to evolve as our ideas and information does.

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