The first England Athletics Regional Club Conference of 2014 takes place in Doncaster in just three weeks' time and will be the first of a series of events that will offer representatives of clubs from across the country the opportunity to meet and discuss the biggest issues and challenges that they face.
The England Athletics Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP) in the South West is pleased to announce a Speed and Hurdles Workshops to be at Millfield School on Sunday 9th March 2014.
Coaches from across the South West gathered in Somerset at Millfield School (just a few miles away from some of the worst hit flooding) for a productive day's coach development. And with some unexpectedly warm and sunny weather thrown in it meant the coaches and their athletes had the opportunity to do some quality practical sessions.
The England Athletics South West region Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP) will be holding a day of Horizontal Jumps, Throws and Pole Vault Workshops at Millfield School on 16th February.
Two South West Clubs have shown their progression within the sport by receiving Clubmark Accreditation. City of Plymouth Athletic Club completed re-accreditation with a lot of hard work from all the club volunteers. In the same week Exeter Harriers received their Clubmark Accreditation.
15 Somerset coaches from 7 different clubs spent a morning together challenging themselves to broaden their coaching skills. The event was part of the Somerset Athletics Network programme aimed at increasing the number of skilled athletics coaches in the county across all events.
Over 35 coaches and leaders took part in an endurance workshop - part of the Local Coach Development Programme in which coaches get to learn and develop their coaching skills from some top speakers both practically and theoretically.
The England Athletics South West Club County Cross Country Championships 2014 were held on Sunday 5th January at Killerton House - near Exeter. Results are now online.
An endurance workshop will be delivered by Adrian Marriott and Jenny Harris (National Coach Mentor for Youth Endurance) at Bicton College. Adrian will look at optimal development for the long endurance races and Jenny will discuss the ramifications of training young athletes through puberty.
More than 200 athletes from North Somerset Athletic Club (NSAC) were joined by their families and friends to celebrate their most successful year to date.