At some point in your development as a pluswalker, especially as a race walker, a skilled coach, instructor, or race walking judge can give you valuable feedback on your walking technique. This page lists the coaches, instructors and clinics that I have identified so far. This list is far from complete for it does not include those people who teach race walking at the club level.

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Dave's World Class Racewalking - Private Coaching - Dave McGovern has been the premier walking coach in the United States for over 15 years. His athletes have completed marathons, won masters racewalking championships, set age-group world records, and even qualified for the United States Olympic Track & Field Trials. Dave offers his coaching services to walkers of all levels. Whatever your goals, Dave can help you to achieve them. Walkers can receive individual one-on-one coaching at three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal levels.

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Most racewalking clubs (or running clubs with a racewalking division) have someone who will help you learn to racewalk. The best way to find such instructors is to link to the club Web sites. For a list of clubs in your area, see our Web Links page--or visit the links pages of the following Web sites.
    Dave's World Class Racewalking, a Web site by Dave McGovern, has an extensive list of US clubs.
    Racewalk.com, a Web site by Jeff Salvage, has an extensive list of US clubs. Also see his Internet Links page for more links.
    The About.com: walking has a good list of racewalking clubs in the US and around the world.
    The Race Walking Association Web site has an extensive list of clubs in England, Ireland and the Isle of Man.

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Dave's World Class Racewalking Clinics - put on by Dave McGovern. Clinic fee includes individual video-taped technique analysis; group technique and training instruction; use of Polar Heart Rate Monitors; all pertinent handouts and Friday evening pasta dinner in most cities. Walkers of ALL abilities are encouraged to attend. The clinics page links to a page containing a typical clinic schedule.

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