Ulster University Coleraine to Host Physical Preparation Workshop
15 November 2017
Athletics NI Staff and Coaches are hosting a ‘Physical Preparation for Endurance’ at the Sports Centre at Ulster University, Coleraine on 6th December 2017.
The workshop aims to address the needs of Leaders and Coaches working with runners aged 16+ who run for fitness or participate in events including middle and long distance, road running or cross country.
Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach and Physical Preparation Lead for Athletics NI, Laura Kerr has written and designed this practical workshop to enable leaders and coaches to familiarise themselves with running drills, strength assessments and bodyweight/loaded strength exercises before bringing these back to their own clubs and sessions.
On the night, Running Participation Officer Allister Woods (UKSCA Level 2) will also discuss running mechanics, movement screening and injury prevention. Allister will also be joined by University Athletics Development Officer Dean Adams (UKSCA Level 2) and the pair will demonstrate and explain warm up progressions, running drills and foot and ankle conditioning.
Coaches will be provided with a certificate of attendance as well as links to the Athletics NI ‘Run Strong’ syllabus.
Please note: The workshop is designed for those coaching athletes aged 16+ as in January 2018 Athletics NI will also be delivering ‘Event Group Development Squads’ for Youth Athletes and their coaches. Due to the practical nature of this workshop places have been capped at 18.
Venue: Ulster University Coleraine, Sports Centre
Date: 6th December 2017
Time: 7pm - 10pm