Coaching

Your local club caters for all aspects of the sport , for all ages, (children over 9 years and adults) and both sexes

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS- all ages Anyone interested in finding out about the Club, and having an introductory session is welcome to come to the track on the 1st THURSDAY IN THE MONTH AT 6.30pm– (this is the only night for new / prospective members) We will explain the Club’s policies, events and so on and work out the most appropriate training group for you to join-under 17 years old children should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

COACH EDUCATION Speak to Mick Shortland- Coaching Secretary (Programme of courses displayed on noticeboard)

COACHING PROGRAMME

Sessions at Ridlins Stadium, Woodcock Road, Stevenage MONDAY (6.30 – 8.00); TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS (6.30 – 8.30)


MONDAYS Primary Schoolchildren; years 4 and 5; (6.30- 7.30) Training sessions cover all skills and events

Long and Triple Jump Long and Triple jump coaching alternate each Monday – see notice board for dates of each
Javelin Alternative squad for those who can’t make Thursdays or who do other events on Thursday
Circuits; athletes aged 12 years and over; A programme of exercises using small weights and your own body weight designed to improve strength and power, suitable for athletes from all disciplines.
Disability Squad* All disability athletes including wheelchair users and seated throwers
Squad sessions; As athletes progress, they may need to increase the number of their training sessions:- coaches may arrange extra sessions for their older athletes. Athletics for fitness; including athletes with disabilities Sessions for adults and secondary schoolchildren who want to train but who don’t want to compete.
*Athletes with disabilities may also be included in sessions on Tuesday and Thursday
Seniors (Over 18’s) (7-30 to 8.30) Starters; Road or Track sessions; for more details contact Chris Feely 07796171792 Established or returning athletes; can use the track/field for their own sessions (after the young children have finished


TUESDAYS and/or THURSDAYS

Primary Schoolchildren; year 6 (6.30 -7.45) (this is the age when league competition for the Club starts)
TUESDAY Running sessions – sprints, hurdles and longer distances.
THURSDAY Field event sessions – jumps and throws.
(high jump will be on the second Thursday in each month)

Adults and Secondary School students;

Sprint
Two squads coached by 3 coaches
Hurdles Alternate Tuesdays U13 & U15 Alternate Thursdays U17 & upwards
Middle distance 2 squads- schooldchildrfen (800/1500/cross country) and Senior squad (800 upwards)
High Jump 2 squads Tuesday or Thursday
Pole Vault Tuesday and Thursday (according to ability) – see notice board
Combined Events See Norma Harris for details
Shot Thursday
Discus Tuesday
Hammer ThursdayJavelin Monday and Thursday


SUNDAYS The track is usually open, 10am – 1pm (not Bank Holidays) fees payable to Council staff on duty. Coaches make individual arrangements their squad athletes

 

Sunday Opening March – May 2016  10.30 am – 12 o’clock

Sunday 20th March Norma Harris

Sunday 27th March Norma Harris

Sunday 3rd April Len Albrighton

Sunday 10th April Norma Harris

Sunday 17th April Not Open Home EYAL Match

Sunday 24th April Norma Harris

Sunday 1st May Not Open

Sunday 8th May Norma Harris

Sunday 15th May Not Open

Sunday 22nd May Norma Harris

Sunday 29th May – Not Open Home YDL Match


During the winter; Hill Training for all athletes; Sunday mornings Fairlands Valley Lakes; Royston Heath;


TRAINING FEES ARE PAYABLE FOR EACH SESSION

Seniors (working) £3.00 Seniors (unwaged) and students/schoolchildren £2.50 Non-members £4.00