Jumps and Combined Events Coach Development

Jumps and Combined Events Coach Development

A range of opportunities are available for jumps and combined events coaches throughout the year.

These include:

To view the upcoming workshops and events please click here.

National Coach and Athlete Training days

These activities will be targeted at coaches with an Athletics Coach qualification or equivalent (Level 2 to 4) who have established groups and are looking to challenge their coaching process. Most sessions will involve practical activity using athletes to demonstrate key coaching points.  We will aim to use high quality deliverers with years of experience in athletics and other sports/services and will cascade down information from the British Athletics Futures and Performance programmes.  The national activities will be organised by the Coach and Athlete Development Managers and leading coaches.

  • Practical activity with athletes to contextualize learning and development. Clearly mapped content will be detailed in the promotion of the event
  • Three or four days per year with invited coach and athlete pairs and open to all coaches
  • Places will be limited
  • Coach and Athlete Development Manager for Jumps and Combined Events.  Femi Akinsanya fakinsanya@englandathletics.org

Regional Coach and Athlete workshops

Targeted at coaches with or aspiring to an Athletics Coach qualification but suitable for coaches setting out on their coaching journey and for established coaches looking to be challenged.  Most sessions will involve practical activity using athletes to demonstrate key coaching points with clear take home and follow-up messages/work.

  • Coach and Athlete Training Days or Workshops focusing on endurance events from middle to long distance
  • Full day coach development sessions with athletes where indicated
  • Delivered by Regional Coach Leads and other leading coaches
  • Each of the four Regional Coach Leads will deliver a minimum of four coach and athlete training days in their region
  • Dates are 19 August 2018, 14 October 2018, 11 November 2018, 3 March 2019

For more information contact Femi Akinsanya fakinsanya@englandathletics.org

Jamie French - jfrench@englandathletics.org
Jamie French has been a qualified athletics coach for 23 years.  He is an experience coach education tutor and assessor who has helped to shape the current set of Coach Education courses for British and England Athletics.  He predominantly coaches Jumps and Sprints, although has coached a number of international multi-eventers, middle distance athletes and bobsleigh/Skelton.  He has recently coached a number of England and Great Britain International Athletes, and has team managed the England Athletics Jumps squad in an international competition as part of the National Coach Development Programme.  He is a Principal Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, helping to deliver both the Physical Education and Spots Studies courses.  His research is predominantly in the use of High Intensity Warm Ups (HIWU) to enhance performance and interventions to be used prior to start and in-between rounds of Triple and Long Jump competitions.    

Julie Dodoo - Jdodoo@englandathletics.org
Former International heptathlete, she competed at all major championships, including the Olympic Games in Beijing.  Julie started coaching in 2008 and she is now a Level 3 Performance Coach in Combined Events.  Julie was a former NCDP mentee, UKA Apprentice coach for Combined Events 2010-2013, UKA Institute Coach for Combined Event 2010-2015 and was on the UK Sport Elite Coach Apprentice Program 2011-2013.  Julie coached Louise Hazel to 14th at the 2009 World Championships and Grace Clements to a bronze medal at Commonwealth Games in 2010

Guy Spencer - gspencer@englandathletics.org
Coached horizontal jumps for 20 years, it started when he was asked to look after a promising young triple jumper – “because if you don’t nobody else will”. That young athlete was Tosin Oke, and working with him over two spells has given Guy an insight with what it takes to develop an athlete from their first ever session to an Olympic final. In the ensuing two decades, Guy has been extremely privileged to work with many dedicated and talented young men and women jumpers – with some of his coaching highlights being becoming an inaugural member of the NCDP scheme in 2009, working with 13 athletes who have won medals at a National level, coaching 10 athletes who have triple jumped over 15m – including two over 16m and one over 17m, coaching the National Champions of Nigeria, Jamaica and Botswana.

South West:
Denis Doyle - ddoyle@englandathletics.org
England Athletics National Coach Mentor for High Jump and North Wales Coach and Athlete Support.  Officer (all events), Denis has coached for over 47 years across all sectors of the sport from grassroots to Olympic level.  His experience also includes serving as a team manager for Great Britain and England and coaching with British, Irish and Indian teams at four Olympics and six World Championships.  He is an IAAF Level 5 Elite Jumps Coach, UKA Level 4 Performance Coach and international lecturer, and has guided over 30 athletes from several nations to international success, five at Olympic level, with ten of them setting national records. Two of his former charges include National Coach ‘Fuzz’ Ahmed and British Athletics Futures Manager Jo Summers and current European junior bronze medallist Tom Gayle.


Event specific activity delivered by UK and world leading practitioners. Details are published in our events page as events are announced