Southern Coaching Conference 2014

Southern Coaching Conference 2014

Shortcut to this page is www.englandathletics.org/south-coach-conference

Programme Booklet: click here to download a PDF of the programme booklet

Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Edmonton N9 0AR

Date: 27th September


Cost £40, or an early booking fee of just £30 for bookings before Sunday 31st August (post received Monday accepted). Booking is now available - fill in the form and post with cheque, or email back - BACS details on the form: (Deadline 19 Sept)

Timetable

09.30 Arrival and Registration
10.00 Keynote Speaker – Rasmus Ankerson: the Goldmine Effect
11.00 Morning Workshops
13.00 Lunch (including coaching marketplace)
14.00 Afternoon Workshops
16.00 Closing Address – Vanessa Daobry: from Good to Great
16.30 Close

Keynote Speakers:

Rasmus Ankerson
Rasmus Ankersen is an author of five bestselling books, a speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world.  With his most recent book The Gold Mine Effect Rasmus has taken another step into the secrets of high performance, becoming the only expert on the subject who has literally lived and trained with the best athletes on the planet. The Gold Mine Effect is now published in more than 40 countries.  Rasmus has worked with organizations worldwide including LEGO, Facebook, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Rotman Business School, Nasdaq, Ernst &Young and many more. He has been featured on Sky News Business, CBC, The Morning Show and Fox Sports.  His new book Hunger in Paradise: The War Against Complacency is being published worldwide soon.

Vanessa Daobry
Vanessa began training in wheelchair racing in February 2012 at Haringey Wheelers. In that year she decided to become a coach and in 2013 became the Head Coach. This has helped the club expand its membership and community impact and led to the development of a second wheelchair racing group in Westminster. Through the instructAbility programme Vanessa completed her gym instructors course and through her work she has encouraged participation in disability athletics and coached taster sessions at venues such as Lords Cricket Ground, Aspire National Training Centre and the Royal London Society for Blind People. Vanessa now works for England Athletics as a Run Activator in London and tutors AthleFIT courses and England Athletics Disability Training courses. She was part of the Elite Paralympic Athlete Support Team at the London Marathon events.

Workshops

Coaches are invited to choose two workshops; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Places are limited and will be allocated on first-come, first served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Morning workshops:

  • LiRF to CiRF – Practical Development
  • Transitioning a young endurance athlete in a group through to senior level – a case study on developing individual performance with positive group outcomes
  • Development of Youth
  • Hurdles: Teaching your athletes how to hurdle
  • Jumps: Long Term development of jumpers, a skill based approach
  • Physical Preparation: Role of the trunk  WORKSHOP FULL

 See below for more details

Afternoon workshops:

  • Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop
  • Adapting Athletics
  • Back to Basics 365: Horizontal and Vertical Jumping
  • Speed: Quick running-fault, reason, correction  WORKSHOP FULL
  • Heavy throws: Drills do’s and dont’s
  • Physical Preparation: Role of the Trunk
  • Mental Preparation: Harnessing your inner chim

See below for more details

Morning workshop details

LiRF to CiRF: Practical Development - Karen Mayze
This workshop is ideal for experienced leaders in running fitness to help take the first steps to gain an insight into coaching your runners. This will be a combination of theory and practical to find out what is involved in Coaching in Running Fitness, information on pre-course preparation, how to link in and gain support with local mentors, clubs and England Athletics staff. You will gain new ideas for different drills and consider how to develop sessions which are engaging that cater for different abilities.

Transitioning a young endurance athlete in a group through to senior level; a case study on developing individual performance with positive group outcomes - Rob Mckim
This workshop will discuss and explore the challenges of taking a talented young athlete through the teens to try to aspire to being successful at the senior level, using a case study of an athlete who has represented GB Juniors in both track and Cross Country. The presentation will also cover the importance of the training group, particularly to the teenage athlete and how the group can collectively benefit in raised performance.

Development of Youth - David Millett
Establishing a strong base of fundamental skills for a young athlete is important to transition into technical events at a later stage of their athletics career. The presenter will demonstrate how coaches can use effective planning and organisation skills, combined with observation strategies to get the most from each session in a fun and engaging way. Looking at exploring ways in which young athletes learn new information and how to adapt sessions to reflect the individual learning styles.

Hurdles: Teaching your athletes how to hurdle - Steve Mitchell
This workshop will help coaches introduce hurdling to novice athletes and look at the teaching progressions for not only the beginner but develop to National standard performer. A grid for teaching hurdles, the technical cues for lead and trail leg and how to best set up the approach to the hurdle will be addressed.

Jumps: Long Term development of jumpers, a skill based approach - Denis Doyle (Jumps and HJ), Alan Williams (PV), Guy Spencer (LJ/TJ)
This workshop will explore why effective technique both general and event specific is key to the long term development and success of all jumpers. It will take an in death look at the practical skills that coaches should be looking to help young athletes develop at different stages of their development. Coaches will attend a generic jumps session, followed by their selection of:

  • High Jump
    The ability to demonstrate good posture and sound running mechanics with control and the ability to execute an effective take off are essential key components necessary for the development of the high jumper
  • Pole Vault
    Using a practical setting, we will explore progressive practices that can be used to teach and progress correct movement and jumping technique in and around the pole vault take off.
  • Long/Triple Jump
    The session will focus on the specific practices of the key components (run up, take off, flight and landing) for long and triple jump. The workshop leader will look at running technique and the pattern of the first 8 strides, identify the correct position to be in prior and during take off and will look at the precursor for all flight technique in long jump and each flight phase of the triple jump.

Physical Preparation: Role of the trunk - Rob Thickpenny   WORKSHOP FULL
Delegates will learn about how appropriate trunk conditioning improves posture and helps to maintain proper length-tension relationships, essential for all athletic movements and multi directional force development.

Afternoon workshop details

Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop - Christine Benning
A workshop for leaders, coaches and volunteers wanting to attract and support visually impaired people to running. You will learn about the different types of visual impairments and common eye conditions. What classification and competitions that visually impaired runners can take part in, appropriate behaviour and terminology, and making session VI friendly.  The workshop will include a practical element with guidance on further support and resources.

Adapting Athletics - Tamsin Fudge
The workshop will be looking at adapting run, jump and throws activities by implementing the principles of the inclusion spectrum and STEP. How to develop fun warm up activities, games, and event specific ideas to ensure coaching and delivery styles enable maximum participation from all ability levels. The short course is designed for those coaches with no or little experience in working with disabled people.

Back to Basics 365: Horizontal and Vertical Jumping - David Millett, Gordon Fallow, Tricaa McSweeney
How do you progress from Scissors to Fosbury? How do you progress from standing long jump to full approach?
This session will explore how clubs and coaches can use parts of the athletics 365 resource either formally or informally to complement their jumping sessions for young people. This session will help make sessions fun, engaging and athlete centred, and help develop every child’s confidence and competence in horizontal and vertical jumping using the later stages for 365.

Speed: Quick running-fault, reason, correction - John Davies  WORKSHOP FULL
This workshop will look at the most recent development on running mechanics. It will establish the key principles for running fast essentially for max velocity mechanics but some consideration to the acceleration phase of running will be considered too. It will cover sprint drills and make them relevant to quick running. The practical will look at the more common issues athletes have and will offer coaching cues to fix them.

Heavy throws: Drills do’s and dont’s - Amir Williamson
This workshop will address key fundamental questions such as where, when and why are drills used? Where do they sit in training plans? Attendees will assess their use of drills for the heavy throws and consider how they may be overused and misused.

Physical Preparation: Role of the Trunk - Rob Thickpenny
Delegates will learn about how appropriate trunk conditioning improves posture and helps to maintain proper length-tension relationships, essential for all athletic movements and multi directional force development.

Mental Preparation: Harnessing your inner chimp - Chris Gooder
“Your inner chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy...this is the chimp paradox.”
This workshop will explore the incredibly successful mind management model pioneered by Dr Steve Peters and help coaches to understand how to apply the model to better understand themselves and their athletes, ultimately leading to increased confidence, enjoyment and a more effective and successful coach athlete partnership.
 

Programme still subject to change. Click here to download a PDF of the programme booklet