New Coaching Masterclasses with Andy Hobdell and Harry Marra

England Athletics is hosting two Coaching Masterclass webinars with elite coaches Andy Hobdell (Tuesday 16 June) and Harry Marra (Wednesday 1 July).

The masterclass mini-series, which has already featured a webinar with 1988 Olympic Steeplechase medallist turned coach Mark Rowland, will see presentations from the coaches and will also include an opportunity for participants to pose their questions in a live Q&A at the end of each session. The cost of each webinar is £10 per person and you can visit the links below to book online.

Tuesday 16 June (18:00) – Endurance Coaching Masterclass with… Andy Hobdell
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On Tuesday 16 June, we host our Endurance coaching masterclass with Andy Hobdell. Andy is a UK-based endurance coach who has coached athletes to the last three Olympic Games from events as widespread as 1500m to the Marathon.

His athletes boast multiple national titles and medals from 800m up to Marathon. Andy coached Parkrun World record holder and Dream mile winner Andy Baddeley. More recently Andy has been the Coach to Irish Olympians Paul Pollock and Kevin Seaward. Both have secured Olympic Qualifying times of 2:10.25 and 2:10.08 for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Sign-up now for what promises to be a fascinating session.

Wednesday 1 July (19:30) – Track & Field Coaching Masterclass with… Harry Marra
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American track and field coach Harry Marra is an IAAF World Athletics Coach of the Year and best known as the coach of decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton. After improving the world record twice and two world championship gold medals, Eaton closed off his career by becoming only the third man to defend the Olympic gold medal in the decathlon.

Harry also coached Brianne Theisen, Paul Terek, Sheldon Blockburger and four other 8,000 point decathletes; Brian Brophy, Paul Foxon, Bart Goodell and Chris Wilcox. Theisen won two world championship silver medals in the women’s heptathlon, plus the Commonwealth Games and world indoor pentathlon gold medallist for Canada.

His coaching technique involves breaking complex events into simple movements following scientific principles and, during the masterclass session, he will delve into the four distinct qualities that he believes need to be fully developed by each coach if they want to coach athletes successfully – passion, knowledge, trust and communication. Don’t miss out – sign-up today!