Coaching webinars

With the current coronavirus movement restrictions in place, we recognise that coaches and leaders will be forced to spend a lot more time at home than usual. Therefore, our Coaching and Athlete Development Team is aiming to provide coaches and leaders with more learning and training opportunities while at home – developing a regular programme of online coaching webinars hosted by one of our team or lead coaches.

The series of webinars focuses on a range of specific themes and it’s free to register. The latest webinars on offer are featured in the below schedule but please check back as details of more webinars are added regularly. If you missed anything, you can also use our Watch Again function. If you have any suggestions of topics that you’d like to see covered in our webinars then please scroll down to submit your ideas via our online form.

We’ve also summarised a recent endurance Q&A webinar in a news article; click here to read the article.

Webinar schedule

Wednesday 20 May 17:30 – Training Load followed by Q&A.
Theory behind ‘training load’ and practical advice on how coaches and athletes can decide, quantify and monitor it. Use of tools such as Training Peaks, Final Surge and Strava but encourage you to think beyond just biophysical measurements. The Q&A after can cover any aspect of endurance training or coaching.
Hosted by Tom Craggs.
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Wednesday 20 May 18:30 – Speed – Winter Training for Speed.
Hosted by Clarence Callender.
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Thursday 21 May 19:30 – Throws – Hammer Technique with Q&A.
Hosted by Gary Herrington.
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Thursday 21 May 17:00 – Endurance – steeplechase discussion with Luke Gunn.
Hosted by Luke Gunn and Helen Clitheroe.
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Friday 22 May 2020 11:00 – Endurance – Race Walk, Planning Junior to Senior Transition (part 2 – athlete talent ID)
Hosted by Andi Drake
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Tuesday 26 May 18:00 – Endurance: Training for a Trail Ultra.
Hosted by Darren Reevell. Presentation for around 25 mins, then onto a 20 minute Q&A session.
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Tuesday 26 May 19:30 – Pole Vault – Pole stiffness.
Hosted by Darren Ritchie/ Scott Simpson.
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Wednesday 27 May 2020 18:30 – Speed – The Winning Mindset for Hurdlers with Tony Jarrett
Hosted by Tony Jarrett
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Thursday 28 May 19:30 – Throws – Choosing your Shot Put technique with Q&A.
Hosted by Stuart Carlaw.
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Friday 29 May 2020 18:00 – An evening with Kevin Young – 400m Hurdles World Record Holder
Hosted by Kevin Young
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Friday 29 May 2020 11:00 – Endurance – Race Walk, Planning Junior to Senior Transition (part 3 – athlete talent ID)
Hosted by Andi Drake
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Monday 1 June 19:30 – Youth Development – How to develop and effective Youth Development Section and Programme – (part 2 – Developing the approach from scratch).
Hosted by Rachel Berney.
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Tuesday 2 June 19:30 – Effective use of running drills – a personal perspective.
Hosted by Darren Ritchie/ Vern Gambetta.
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Thursday 4 June 19:30 – Throws – Rotational Shot Put presentation.
Hosted by Paul Wilson.
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Monday 8 June 2020 19:30 – Youth Development – Teaching athletics skills through fun games and activities.
Hosted by Scott Grace.
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Tuesday 9 June 19:30 – Debates in warming up – Competition Focus.
Hosted by Darren Ritchie/ Jamie French.
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Monday 15 June 2020 19:30 – Youth Development – What is Athletics 365 and how can I use this? – revisited.
Hosted by Scott Grace.
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Tuesday 16 June 19:30 – Pole Vault – on pole technique.
Hosted by Darren Ritchie/ Scott Simpson.
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Monday 29 June 19:30 – Youth Talent Programme 2020-22 Recruitment with Q&A.
Hosted by Nick Ridgeon and Dan Wagner.
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More webinars are added to this schedule regularly…

Watch Again

We upload the recordings of our webinars into the Coaching Resources section on our Athletics Hub platform so that people can still view the webinar if they’re unable to join us live.  Anyone can sign-up to access Athletics Hub.  The recordings are added approximately one week after their scheduled live date.  Click here to visit Athletics Hub.

Uploaded 20 April: interview with Tom Craggs (Regional Coach Lead for Endurance) with general training ideas and how to progress training to achieve a little more for all recreational club runners and RunTogether runners. Click here to view the video.

Uploaded 27 April: Kelly Sotherton, Commonwealth Games Team Leader for Birmingham 2022, is interviewed by Martin Rush, Head of Coaching England Athletics.  Kelly describes her aspirations and goals for the team at Birmingham 2022, the process and areas of focus she will be overseeing as Team Leader and gives an insight into the preparation and procedures that will lead into the first English Commonwealth Games since Manchester 2002.  Suitable for coaches, athletes and the athletics community interested in some of the behind the scenes thoughts and actions that lead towards major Games success. Click here to view the video.

Submit your ideas

If you have an idea for the focus of one of our webinars, or you’d like us to cover a specific topic or theme, please send us your suggestions using the following form: