Winter Coaching Series
Due to popular demand, the Winter Coaching Series is back for another Winter season. Following a quick survey last year of athletes, coaches & parents, we found that many of us did not know where to go for event specific technical advice or have a structured training plan during the Winter months when we had time to work on our weaker areas & improve our strength & conditioning. We believe that the Winter Coaching Series helped our participants greatly in this area & that it contributed to our participants’ success this year where we witnessed many of them taking their place centre stage on the Munster, National & indeed International stage at Athletics Ireland & Schools competitions.
Our aim is still the same, to provide technical coaching & recorded meetings in the areas of sprints, hurdles, walks, combined events, jumps & throws. Athletes will be encouraged to rotate between events. Experienced top class Lead Coaches have been appointed to each specific area & they will be assisted at each session by a coaching team. Athletes will be graded on their technical abilities as per grading scales formulated by the Lead Coaches. Every second meeting will be used as a platform for competition with all events timed/measured so that an athlete can get used to competing in a competitive environment & hopefully see an improvement in their chosen events over the 4 coaching meets. A win, win situation for all.
First session will commence on Saturday 18th October in Cork I.T., Bishopstown, Co. Cork from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Sessions are for athletes aged 12 to 99 years & athletes, coaches & parents from all corners of Ireland are welcome. Athletes aged Under 9 to Under 12 will not be eligible for this series but it is hoped that they could be accommodated separately in a less technical environment at a later stage. There will be registration at 9.30am on the day. Refreshments will also be available in the kitchen throughout the session.
It is intended to run 4 sessions in this series, the other 3 dates will be confirmed shortly. Cost for the four sessions is 25.00 euro per athlete with concessions for family groups.
So come on, sign up NOW. Pre-book via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to guarantee a place at your event. Any enquiries should be directed to Chris at 087 4175374.