England Athletics is to hold two free workshops for coaches and others wanting to help and support young endurance athletes in their development.
Suitable for athletics coaches, coaching assistants, run leaders, parents or guardians of young athletes, and club volunteers with involvement in safeguarding or making provision for young athletes these events will be held in Birmingham and Manchester as follows:
- Wednesday 22nd May – 7.00pm –8.30pm – University of Birmingham, B15 2TT – click here to download a PDF (244kB) with details on this event
- Wednesday 12tth June – 7.00pm – 8.30pm – Eastlands (formerly Sport City), Manchester, M11 3FF – click here to download a PDF (985kB) with details on this event
Those attending the workshops will develop the following skills and insights:
- Understanding of how to decide the appropriate training for your young endurance athletes – including the volume, intensity and number of sessions.
- Ways you can identify the stage your athletes are at and how to take this into account – including the differences between chronological, biological, training, competition and developmental ages.
- How to help your athletes have on-going and continuing progression – understanding long-term athlete development principles to enable young endurance athletes to achieve success as seniors
- Awareness and ideas on the best ways to keep your young athletes in the sport and continuing to develop
- Information on ways to reduce the risk of injuries and manage them if they do occur.
To book your free place on either of these workshops please contact Matt Long at: firstname.lastname@example.org.