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Event Group Coach - completing the qualification

The final element of the Event Group Coach qualification is the 'Integration Day', which provides coaches with an opportunity to discuss and debate their coaching ideas, technical observations and principals of planning. Essentially the Integration Day brings to life the theoretical content that is covered in the qualification’s online modules. We have opportunities in the coming weeks for people to complete their integration days.

West Midlands volunteer awards presented

The England Athletics East and West Midlands regions held a joint awards presentation evening to celebrate the works and dedication of volunteers in the region. Volunteers were nominated by their peers and the England Athletics regional councils then made the decisions of who would win. Winners are put forward to the National awards which are presented at our Hall of Fame gala evening on 14th October.

What's On

Physical Preparation - mobility, movement and performance (Birmingham)

Focussing on how athletes can improve mobility, movement and therefore athletic performance, this workshop builds on the content in the England Athletics Movement Skills workshop. This workshop looks at movement assessment and interventions including use of foam rollers, hurdle mobility and coordination drills and strength training progressions.

HiPAC, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham. West Midlands B42 2BE

Race Walk Training Day (Coventry)

Race Walk Come and Try Day, morning workshop followed by England Athletics 10km Race Walk Championships, Coventry.  This session will focus on technique and conditioning for race walking, tempo training, and a Q&A session with an international athlete reflecting on their 2017 season.

Coventry

Northwood Academy of Hurdles coaching series

Sessions provide the opportunity for coaches to work in small teams, enabling them to share ideas whilst working with athletes of their selected age group.  The emphasis is on the technical development of hurdlers but other aspects of athlete development, e.g. strength and conditioning - will also figure.

Northwood Stadium Indoor Area, Keelings Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 6PA

Run Leader Forum (Birmingham)

The third workshop in the run leader series in Birmingham. this workshop will focus on: race preparation, returning to running, supporting injured runners and strength and conditioning.

Athletics House, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham. West Midlands B42 2BE

Regional Coach and Athlete Workshop - Endurance (Birmingham)

Endurance workshops looking at specific areas for endurance coaches looking to develop their athletes. This workshop will be a Physical preparation practical.

University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Performance Group Coach and Athlete Marathon weekend (2 - 4 Feb)

There will be a mixture of group training sessions and time to train, coach network and development sessions. Talks from experienced coaches and athletes to share best practice as well as opportunities to join marathon training camps in Spring 2018.

Forest of Dean