When and Where
2 Week Offsite Prep
5 Week Onsite Core Program
► Onsite: July 15 -- August 16
Cross-country runners and
Monday + Wednesday + Friday
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
All other athletes:
Monday + Wednesday + Friday
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Bishop Fenwick High School Track
99 Margin Street, Peabody, MA
If you have any questions or would like to express interest in the program before registering, please send us an email.
North Shore Session Photos, 2012
North Shore Session Photos, 2011
Going the Distance program lays foundation for local athletes
Matt Williams and The Salem News report on the North Shore Speed & Conditioning program.
North Shore Speed and Conditioning Staff, 2012
Fernando Braz -- GTD Head Coach; Peabody High indoor and outdoor coach
Annie Starrett -- GTD Assistant Coach; North Andover High track agility/core coach
Tom Holleran -- Peabody High Assistant track coach
Jay Smith -- founder of Integrated Fitness Systems and the President of FitForce, Inc
Joe Rocha -- Peabody High Girls T&F coach
Pat Mayo -- Peabody High Assistant track coach
Henry Breckenridge -- Peabody High Boys Track Strength & Conditioning coach
Catarina Rocha -- All-American high school runner; 2011-12 Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year
-- Head Coach, Going the Distance (a coaching service for runners)
-- Head Coach, Peabody High Boys Track Team
-- USA Women’s Ekiden Coach
-- Eastern Massachusetts Indoor Track Coach of the Year / 2011
-- Boston Globe, Salem News, Lynn Item, Eagle Tribune, and New England Runner Coach of the Year
-- Coached 4 high school All-Americans
-- Coached 7 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifiers
-- Two time Olympic Trial Marathon qualifier
-- All-American High School in Cross Country and Track
-- First Mass. High School Cross Country Runner to win back-to-back All State Titles
-- Peabody High School Hall of Fame
-- Boston College Hall of Fame
Speed and Conditioning Program, 2013
This is an intensive 7-week summer program for Middle and High School athletes ages 10 and older.
The program includes 2 weeks of prep followed by
5 weeks of onsite workouts.
Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers
Question -- Can someone miss time in the program and still participate?
Answer -- Yes. The program has the flexibility and ability to implement conditioning to those who aren't able to make the entire 5 weeks onsite. When you expect to miss a session (or a week), please tell Coach Braz so that you receive a conditioning model to stay on track with the program's fitness progression.
Question -- Will the program continue to offer conditioning during the non-supervised days?
Answer -- Absolutely. The program will continue to offer a weekly aerobic strength outline for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday. Sunday will be off.
For athletes who are serious and motivated, the GTD conditioning journey is 6 days a week!!!
Question -- Who do I pay? If I miss time, is the program pro-rated? Are refunds available?
Answer -- You may pay online at this link, with a check made out to GTD, or in cash. The fee is $120.
The program is not pro-rated. Participants who miss sessions or weeks receive conditioning models to stay on pace with the program.
Refunds are not available.
Note -- For some athletes, if not many, captain's practices may be on Tuesday and Thursday. If this is the case, the captain's practices will take precedence over the GTD workout for those days.
Register by June 21 to receive the 2-week pre-camp program that the athlete can execute at home. The goal of the pre-camp program is to build muscle and aerobic-cardio conditioning.
Athletes age 10 and older in Middle or High School are eligible to participate.
The goal of the program is to develop and enhance the athlete’s fitness and conditioning for a successful fall season.
Through these sessions, athletes will improve their speed, quickness, balance, agility, form, and sport specific technique.
Conditioning is attained by the appropriate level of work at pace and over distance.
Athletes will learn conditioning strategies for future training and continued development throughout their athletic sessions.
Sport specific technique