Introduction to seated and ambulant throws workshop

Introduction to seated and ambulant throws workshop


There has been significant interest from a range of clubs and coaches since the Paralympic Games, particularly on the provision of tie-down facilities and throwing frames at local facilities.  This introductory workshop will give coaches an understanding of the classifications relevant to ambulant and seated throws and the relevant basic technical model for each. It will use practical demonstrations and video to explore specific strategies and techniques appropriate for coaching ambulant and seated throws, particularly relating to body position and relationship to athlete function. The workshop will also outline the sport specific rules associated with ambulant and seated throwing and give coaches an understanding of the basic design features of throwing frames and impairment specific considerations.

Seated Throws workshop discus throwerDelivering the workshop will be Alison O’Riordan - coach to London 2012 Paralympians Derek Derenalagi and Maxine Moore. Alison has also worked with a number of international athletes in her former role at the Australian Institute of Sport and contributed towards a variety of research on the seated throws, with links to articles from the Parashot website.  Disability Athletics Support Officer and coach Job King will also be attending should any clubs or coaches need further advice or information on disability athletics.

The following month is the UKA Talent Introduction Day at Loughborough University – February 10th. For those enjoying the Workshop this event will provide an opportunity to observe new and developing athletes training across all of the Paralympic track and field events.

For more information, how to book and a downloadable flyer, please see our Events section.

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