Physical Preparation

Building on the success of the movement skills workshops, England Athletics have developed the Physical Preparation coach development opportunity which focuses on how athletes can improve mobility, movement and therefore athletic performance.

There are also two Physical Preparation conferences being held on 2- 3 March. As well as guest speakers Phil Brown and Bianca Williams these events include the main Physical Preparation workshop content plus a second day with a practical session that builds on day 1 and allows coaches to work in event groups to implement the ideas and techniques learnt from the previous day. Click here to view details of the event in Somerset.


  • A reinforcement of the key concepts introduced in movement skills 1 and 2
  • Develop the coaching eye to able to identify movement dysfunction in an athlete
  • Understand how a functional movement screen can support the development of movement ability
  • Exposure on how to use various tools to support the delivery of progressive and regressive drills and exercises
  • Know the role of a systematic training programme to develop an athlete


  • Enhanced understanding of movement skills 1 and 2 key concepts
  • Have the ability to select drills and exercises appropriate to the movement dysfunction
  • Know how to implement a movement screen consistently in a cycled program
  • Be confident in your ability to use a range of tools to deliver varying interventions
  • Have an understanding to be confident to develop and deliver a systematic training programme


Leadership in Running Fitness, Coaching Assistant or higher

Recommendations: It is strongly recommended that coaches attend the Movement Skills workshop 1, then Movement Skills workshop 2 followed by the Physical Preparation workshop.


4 hours