This coming Thursday we are offering extra training for kids that are going to States. Events offered at training depend on coaches availability. Tomorrow so far we have middle distance with Coach Paul from 4.30 - 5.30pm. Coach Rachelle will be there from 5pm to coach Scissors. Coach Bonny can be there for Shot Put and Discus from 5pm - 5.45pm. I am still waiting to hear from other coaches but so far we only have two at this stage....so anyone wanting middle distance training or scissors training....come down to the track on Thursday afternoon!!
Tuesday's (9th Feb) training session with have High Jump as the focus event this week! This coming Tuesday (9th Feb) we are lucky enough to have Mark Sills come and run High Jump Sessions to assist current high jump coaches Marty and Johnny! As an Under 15 athlete in 1992 Mark jumped 2.10m in high jump at State Titles in Townsville and still holds the QLD and National record for that event. He also still holds many of our Centre records in many different age groups and events! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best! Regular training sessions will run along side this high jump coaching clinic! Looking forward to seeing you at training on Tuesday! Coach Marty!
On Tuesday 2nd Feb we will be holding a race walking clinic in conjunction to our regular coaching sessions. Any children of any ability from Under 9+ are encouraged to attend to get their skills up to speed before the regionals on the weekend!! Ian Thompson is the coach who is coming to our Centre to run the coaching session. Ian originally started track & field coaching to help his children in the 'Little A' athletics. I soon found that coaching can became a consuming passion. His qualifications include:-
His coaching qualifications include:-
Level 4 - Specialist Event Coach - Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Level 4 - Specialist Event Coach - Coaching Young Athletics - (All events)
Level 3 - Advanced Group Coach - Shot Put, Discus, Javelin & Hammer
Level 3 - Advanced Group Coach - Athletes With Disabilities (AWD)
Level 1 - Australian Weightlifting Association, 'Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach' Level I License
ATFCA & Australian Athletics Certified Coach educator in QLAA 'Athletic Development Clinics' (ADC), 'Introduction to Coaching' clinics' (ITC) & ATFCA Level I 'Basic coaching course'
Ian coaches many race walkers of all levels and will help our already great walks program run by Coach Brynn Williams reach it's full potential!
See you all on Tuesday. Coach Marty!