Regional Coach and Athlete Workshop - Speed (Leicester)

Regional Coach and Athlete Workshop - Speed (Leicester)

Venue: Saffron Lane, Leicester. LE2 7NQ

England Athletics will be hosting regional coach and athlete workshops covering all of the sprints and hurdles events (100m - 400m, sprint and long hurdles).  

The workshop format will be a 1.5hr theory based session on managing athletes in a training environment and a 1.5hr practical session putting theory into practice.  The practical session will have an event specialist to identify key principles in order to add value and context to your coaching.

Each coach that books onto the workshop can bring one athlete, unfortunately this will be limited to the first 10 coaches on a first come first serve basis to make sure we can deliver a valuable learning experience to all the coaches. We will contact the first 10 coaches per event group to confirm they can bring an athlete.

Cost: £20 (no charge for accompanying athlete)

Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

To book: Click here to go direct to booking page; registration closing 27th March 2018

Who will deliver: The session will be delivered by our England Athletics regional coach leads with support from national level coaches in the region.

This workshop: Andy Paul

Andy is a highly competent and experienced sports coach, consultant, educator, presenter and events manager, with a strong record of planning and managing successful national programmes from initiation right through to completion. Having graduated from Birmingham’s Newman College with B.ed (Hons) in Primary Education and PE, Andy has spent his career in the field of sport and athletics, working with educators, businesses, governing bodies, and voluntary sector partners. He has worked with some of the biggest names in sports, including UK Athletics.

Andy is an experienced coach and manager of people, trained and qualified in line management and with an NGB Level 3 / Athletics coaching license. He also has an extensive understanding of strategic planning linked to effective control and management of significant budgets.

A Life Member of Birchfield Harriers – one of the UK’s most successful athletics clubs – where Andy also spent five years as Club Chair. This role gave me the chance to lead a new business strategy for the club that has generated investment and created a sustainable infrastructure, supporting all members from Novice to Elite/Olympic level.

As a coach Andy is currently working with emerging Junior and U23 athletes (sprints and hurdles), and initiated Birchfield Harriers’ young athlete development / induction programmes in 1992.


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