Other things to consider and address
» Do you connect? Does the coach communicate well? If you can’t relate to your coach, it won’t work. Having a sense of connection builds trust and makes it more fun.
» Find out how often you will e-mail, talk on the phone and make modifications to your program according to your needs. Think about your own expectations for communication and talk candidly about them.
» Has the coach worked with athletes in your age group or with similar goals? Often?
» Where is he or she located? More than three or four time zones can make communication more challenging. A short plane ride or drive means more opportunity to meet for training camps or races.