Forthcoming Event Group Coach Development Days, 26 Oct 2014

Forthcoming Event Group Coach Development days

26 October 2014 | Emirates Arena

Following the success of the National Coaching Conference, through the Event Group Coach Development Days, 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.


On the day, the throws will be led by England Athletics National Coach Mentor David Parker who will lead on the Physical Conditioning and the Javelin development. Following on from the Coaching Conference, Mick Jones will be returning to lead on the Hammer development and scottishathletics National Coach Mentor, Hugh Murray will lead on the Shot and Discus.

Sprints and Hurdles

On the day, the sprints will be led by British Athletics Event Group Coach 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.


In the jumps, England National Coach Mentor, Femi Akinsanya will leading 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 feature on 7 December and 22 March ‘15, with 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.

See below for the provisional timetable for the day

09.00 – 09.30              Registration and Tea & Coffee

09.30 – 09.45              Welcome and format of the day (and future days)

09.45 – 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

To register, please email Mary Anderson at identifying also which event group you wish to attend.

Mary Anderson
Performance Executive

Caledonia House
South Gyle
EH12 9EB
Tel:  0131 476 7330
Mobile:  07984 554814


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