Sam Sharp, Alexandria, VA Track & Field Coach

Sam Sharp


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USATF Certified Coach and former Division I athlete with running experience from the 100m to the marathon; head cross country coach at Wakefield HS in Arlington, VA. View all coaching experience

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1 session package with Coach Sam. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$65 1 session + one-time fee

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10 session package with Coach Sam. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$600 10 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Georgetown University (DC)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Sprinting, Pacing, Form


  • Georgetown University (DC)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Sprinting, Pacing, Form

More About Coach Sam

I am a USATF Level 2 certified coach in endurance events, head cross-country coach at Wakefield High School, and former assistant coach for track and field at School Without Walls High School in Washington, DC, working primarily with distance runners. I am a member of the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and hold CPR/AED/First Aid certifications from the American Red Cross. I help runners and team sport athletes improve their endurance, acceleration, technique, and strength. In addition to track athletes, I've worked with youth baseball players, soccer players, and gymnasts.

I have competed in events from the 100m to the marathon. I still hold several school records at Cincinnati’s renowned Moeller High School. An injury ended my competitive running career at the University of South Carolina with personal bests of 1:54 for 800m and 15:57 for 5K. I have won races or age group honors on the track, road, grass, and dirt. I am the current USATF Masters regional champion for my age group in the 800m and 1500m.

Workouts begin with a light warmup and introduction to the day's training goals. After completing dynamic running drills to dial in form, we begin the running workout. Before cool down, we'll go over tips and exercises to complete before the next session.

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I came to Sam with an unusual request - get faster for Dog Agility and he has gone above and beyond in helping me. He familiarized himself with agility so he could provide me with training and exercises to help me achieve my goals. He is patient and encouraging and keeps the sessions fun. I cannot say enough good things about my training with Sam, I’m so glad I found him and have started getting serious about my goals.

Coach Sam has been a huge help. My son is learning so much from Coach Sam. We're two sessions in and I can really see a difference.

Coach Sam is an excellent coach. He coaches both of our kids and we saw improvements after just one session. He is a master motivator and clearly knows his stuff. It’s been a blast working with Coach Sam.

Coach Sam is dynamic! Sam is personable and caters his sessions to the client's need. Coach Sam is friendly and easy-going in personality style- it was natural for my son and Coach Sam to build rapport. My 12-year-old is looking to improve his technique, increase his speed, and "explode" on the football field. I liked that Sam has experience working with a variety of athletes- not just track and field athletes. After his 1st session my son replied that Coach Sam was "really good " and that he learned alot. My son was able to tell me takeaways that he learned from his 1st session. We are looking forward to future sessions with Coach Sam!

Coach Sam has been fantastic with our 12 year old daughter. She’s a gymnast and her goal is to improve her running technique to achieve powerful vaults. Sam is a great listener and he also took the time to explain the basics to our daughter and provide concrete feedback. I’m writing this with my daughter and she says - “he’s nice and he did good drills!”

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Sam is an amazing coach. He is training our daughter, and she is enjoys it so much. He is patient and makes the sessions fun while being really effective. Her goal is to improve her speed and agility on the soccer field and we are already seeing the difference both physically and mentally. He has a very positive attitude which is rubs off on the people he trains.

Great session for the kids! Timely, thoughtful, technical and accommodating.

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