Coach Development Days

Forthcoming Event Group Coach Development days 7 December 2014

Grangemouth – Throws and Sprints & Hurdles
Pitreavie – Jumps & Pole Vault
Stirling University – Endurance
scottishathletics National Coach Mentors and guest coaches will deliver a number of practical workshops and seminars focusing on the key areas around the development of physical and technical competencies and seasonal planning for the club athlete.
These days are specifically developed for athletic and event group coaches working with athletes at club level, and are scheduled to look at either winter or summer seasons and will provide fantastic opportunities for coaches to gain valuable information and learning.
This is the second day in a series of three, with the final development day on 22 March ’15.

Sprints: will be led by British Athletics Event Group Lead for Speed, Tony Hadley who will be covering the technical development of sprints, and England Athletics National Coach Mentor, Matt Wood who will lead on the Physical Conditioning and the hurdles technical session.

Jumps: England Athletics National Coach Mentor, Femi Akinsanya will lead on the physical development session, along with the technical development of horizontal jumps. Scottish Coach, Ken Allan will be leading the High Jump.

Pole Vault: will be led by Scottish Coach Eamon Fitzgerald focusing on the coaching of the event. This is an ideal opportunity for coaches who are interested in coaching pole vault at club level.

Throws: England Athletics National Coach Mentor, David Parker will lead on the physical development session, along with the technical development of Javelin. Mick Jones will be looking at the technical development of Hammer, and scottishathletics National Coach Mentor Hugh Murray will be delivering a practical session on developing the Shot Put.

Endurance: The Endurance programme will be led by scottishathletics Mark Pollard, Robert Hawkins and Mike Johnston, and will be held at Stirling University. Please note the Endurance programme will follow a different timetable.

See below for the provisional timetable for the day

09.00 – 09.30              Registration and Tea & Coffee
09.30 – 11.45              Physical Development / Conditioning
– Physical demands of event / Key physical competencies
– How to develop these?
11.45 – 12.30              Lunch (Please bring your own lunch)
12.30 – 14.30              Technical Development
– Key Technical competencies and how to develop these?
14.30 – 15.00              Coffee break
15.00 – 16.30              Planning
– Key planning considerations for the coach
16.30                           Wrap up & Depart
Please note:  Tea/Coffee will be provided. LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED

For further information on the Event Group Coach Development Days or to reserve your place please contact Mary Anderson at

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