The South West Hertfordshire Athletic Academy are pleased to announce a number of athletics sessions as part of their totally inclusive policy. The group is not a club but was set up to be able to work in schools, including those that provide education for disabled students. Athletes that they coach are then directed to the club local to where they live.
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.
On Tuesday 4th February the Hertfordshire Athletics Network ran a Development day for young people with disabilities, to come and try a variety of athletics events, led by experienced coaches in the world of disability sport.
It was a weekend of workshops at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre. LCDP coaches from Essex and Herts had the opportunity to choose from Profiling and Goal setting or heavy throws workshop.
Ten endurance coaches from Essex Athletics Network clubs attended an expert presentation into how the body adapts to training at the latest of the Network's series of coach education workshops. The session entitled "Endurance training: how and why we adapt" was presented by Dr Greg Deacon, from external partners Writtle College.
A highly successful flying coach visit took place in Brentwood, Essex. The flying coach visit was led by endurance coach at Braintree Athletics Club, Simon Mennell.
February sees four Local Coach Development workshops taking place in the East Region. They take place on the weekend of 15th / 16th February at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and attendees are treated to some very high quality speakers.
England Athletics have been working with the Coaching Development Manager at Active Essex to offer coaches on the Local Coaching Development Programme (LCDP) the opportunity to attend sports coach UK courses.
Coaches from across the Essex Athletics Network received a boost to their knowledge about motivating athletes, following the latest of the series of coach education workshops delivered by expert speakers from the network's external partners SEEVIC College.
The SEAOA (South of England Athletics Officials' Association) will hold their Annual Conference on 2nd February 2014 in Twickenham. The conference serves to update officials on rule changes and also hold workshops during the conference for the different disciplines. The deadline for applications is 27th January 2014.