AAi Coach Hurdles


AAi Coach Hurdles in an interactive e-coaching manual and is aimed at developing coaching resources across a range of event groups.

While complementing Athletics Ireland’s coach education pathway, AAi Coach offers new and existing coaches throughout Ireland the opportunity to upskill and learn about specific event areas in the comfort of their homes and clubs.

This AAi Coach E-Coaching manual will focus on hurdles, predominately the Sprint Hurdles (60mH, 100mH, 110mH) and Long Hurdles (250mH, 300mH and 400mH) events. Many of these drills and skills can also be applied to the coaching of the steeplechase events.

The hurdles are one of the most widespread events to be coached across the country. It can be an extremely fun event to run for athletes of all ages and adds an interesting/challenging technical element to otherwise flat running events.

The event rules and guidelines are outlined with video links providing footage of training tips, drills and coaching points. This particular manual includes links to twenty four videos which complement the images and text.

Pat Ryan, Director of Coaching and Development said “The interactive nature of the material is aimed at ensuring greater learning. Daniel Kilgallon (National Sprints Co-ordinator), Paul Byrne (Head of Athletics at DCU) and Lilly-Ann O’Hora (Women in sport officer) have worked hard to provide a suitable tool for coaches. I hope you find this to be useful and benefit from its application.”


To download the AAi Coach Hurdles e-coaching manual please click HERE.

Subsequent AAi Coach e-coaching manuals will be available to download over the coming months. To download our current e-coaching manuals please click HERE.

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