Movement Skills Workshop: Part 2 - run, jump, throw (Manchester)

Movement Skills Workshop: Part 2 - run, jump, throw (Manchester)

Venue: Greater Manchester Police Sports & Social Club, Hough End, Mauldeth Road West, Manchester M21 7SX

Description: Day two of two progressive workshops on how to develop the movement skills which will enable your athletes to move more quickly, generate greater force and reducing the risks of injury. 

These workshops are aimed at assisting all coaches, regardless of their qualification level, or the ability/age of the athletes they are working with - from the 12 year old multi-eventer, to the senior international discus thrower, to the recreational road runner attempting their first 10km race.

These sessions, with their blend of theory and practical are designed to stimulate a better understanding of the crucial movement patterns that underpin all running, jumping and throwing activities that form the basis of athletics. Then, to propose interventions that are not only designed to improve an athlete’s performance, but also to minimise the occurrence of injury. Key exercise progressions include multi-jumps (plyometrics), multi-throws (medicine ball conditioning), running drills and movement patterns such as squatting and lunging.

Features and benefits

  • An introduction to movement skills to develop athletic performance - improved use of the body to perform
  • Scientific theory of the demands placed on the body in performance - an understanding of how the body is challenged to perform
  • Practical concepts covered to overcome the demands placed on the body - improved library of drills and exercises to implement
  • Gained understanding of the various training modalities - the ability to implement drills and exercise within plyometric, strength and movement skill training   

What you will cover includes:

  • Improving your understanding of fundamental movement patterns and shape - how do your athletes move and how can you help them move more efficiently?
  • Understand how to better coach exercises such as squatting, lunging, pulling, pushing, rotating, jumping and throwing (medicine balls)
  • Applied mobility and flexibility techniques for improved performance - including motor control and strength
  • Physical Preparation - How to develop physical qualities that make your athletes better equipped for the technical demands of running, jumping and throwing events.
  • Introduction to the skeleton and how this links to mobility / stability

This workshop is inclusive in its approach and will cover content coaches can adapted for use with a range of athletes including disabled athletes.

Time: 10am - 4pm  

Cost: £20

To book: Click here to go direct to booking page; registration closing 24th January 2019
Whilst the series of workshops are progressive in content, coaches can book onto the workshops independent of one another. There are limited places for each workshop, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Useful Information:

On the day please bring your printed confirmation email.

Coaches to bring their own packed lunch and drinks. Some facilities may have a canteen or cafe area, but some will have no areas available to buy lunch.

The workshop will be 75% practical so please bring suitable clothing i.e. trainers, shorts / tracksuit bottoms.

Bring a video camera / ipad should you want to film some of the exercises. Please note though that coaches will be provided with a link to extensive EA video material after the workshop.

Other workshops will be available to book onto soon.

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