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Event Group Sprints & Hurdles Squad for Athlete-Coach Pairs - Day 1 to take place on Sunday 9th

31 October 2018

Event Group Sprints & Hurdles Squad for Athlete-Coach Pairs - Day 1 to take place on Sunday 9th

Date: Sunday 9th December 2018

Time: 1.30-5pm

Venue: Indoor Track, Jordanstown

 

Squad Day Description:

 With Indoor Competitions taking place early in the new year - Athletics NI coaching staff will focus on acceleration for flat sprints (Dean Adams & Amy Foster) and hurdles (Tom Reynolds) with the aim to allow coaches and their athletes to understand what is required during acceleration, pick-up various cues to assist acceleration positions, and equip coaches to best prepare their athletes for competition.

A unique aspect of this squad day is the focus on reactions with athletes allowed to practice their block starts, observe and attempt to improve their own reaction times (with starters and starting equipment present), with the aim to best set athletes up for their races in the months ahead.

 

*Coaches are encouraged to attend the Event Group Squad days with their athletes.

 

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Squad Day Overview:

1.30-2.10pm - Acceleration-based Theory

2.15-2.45pm - Athlete Warm-Up

2.45-3.45pm - Acceleration for Flat Sprints / Hurdles

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                   - Resisted Accelerations (Using Exer-Genie Equipment) 3.45-3.55pm - Athlete Break 3.55-4.40pm - Reaction Time Focus (on flat or over hurdles with Starter & Starting Equipment) 4.40-5.00pm - Opportunity For Questions From Athletes/Coaches

 

To register for Event Group: Sprints & Hurdles Squad/Coach Network - Day 1, follow the link provided:

https://online.athleticsni.org/ps/event/EventGroupSprintsHurdlesSquadDay1

 

For more information, contact: dean@athleticsni.org