Coaching

What are our aims for coach development and education?

To ensure that clubs have sufficient coaches with increased levels of skill, knowledge and experience through a network wide programme of coach education.

Current Workshop Education Sessions can be seen below, full information can be found on our News page.

 

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There are some vacancies on the Field judges course Havering AC are hosting on Sunday 10th December. Details are here:

Health & safety (10 am-12 noon) LO0134HS:
https://www.englandathletics.org/…/officials—health-and-s…

Field Judges Level 1 (12.30pm to 4.30pm) LO0134FJ:
https://www.englandathletics.org/…/officials—level-1-fiel…

 


 

COACH WORKSHOP – LONG JUMP

Thursday 30th November 2017
6pm to 7.45pm
Thurrock Harriers, Springfield Road, Grays, RM16 2QT

This workshop session is the first of the “Jumps” series of seminars provided by coaches within the Essex Athletics Network. Gerry Heapy (Thurrock AC) is a Jumps Coach who has experience in coaching all abilities and ages.

Gerry will discuss how to develop an athlete in long jump; she will provide an insight into the proceLJss of planning to enable the athlete to improve in this skill.

A practical session will allow coaches to see how you can develop long jump by providing the athletes with a dynamic warm up and drills.

All coaches will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the transition during the workshop.  Coaches can bring up to two athletes each to the session.

 

 

 

 

This session is FREE to coaches from clubs within the Essex.

To sign up or for more information please contact
Hayley Pegg on hayleypegg@hotmail.com or call 07763 839863

Or enter online https://doodle.com/poll/6a586yv62sz65ygx

 


 

COACH WORKSHOP – THROWS

Sunday 10th December 2017 10am to 11.30am
Braintree Sport & Health Club, Panfield Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM17 1FF

This workshop session is the first of the “Throws” series of seminars provided by coaches within the Essex AthlTHRetics Network. Shirley Quinn (Chelmsford AC) is a Throws Coach who has experience in coaching all abilities and ages.

Shirley will discuss how to develop an athlete in discus and hammer; she will provide an insight into the process of planning to enable the athlete to improve in this skill.

A practical session will allow coaches to see how you can develop throws by providing the athletes with a dynamic warm up and drills.

 

 

All coaches will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the transition during the workshop.

Coaches can bring up to two athletes each to the session.

This session is FREE to coaches from clubs within the Essex.

To sign up or for more information please contact
Hayley Pegg on hayleypegg@hotmail.com or call 07763 839863

Or enter online https://doodle.com/poll/r74zcbrk95ifhucv

Thank you to Essex County Athletics Association for supporting coach development within Essex.

 


Our Coach Workshop – Endurance, Transition from Track to Cross Country
was held on 23rd September 2017 at Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, and 14 Coaches and Athletes were taken through their paces by Ian Pike (Benfleet AC).

Ian is an Endurance Coach who has experience in coaching all abilities and ages, and discussed the transition from track to the cross country season.

FULL REPORT

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Following on from discussions with the Essex County Athletics Association, we are proud to announce the first new Coach Development Courses.

Please spread the word among your Club Coaches.

 


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Coach Workshop – Endurance
Transition from Track to Cross Country

23rd September 2017, 9am-10.30 and Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island, SS8 9RA.

This workshop session is the fourth of the “Endurance” series of seminars provided by coaches within the Essex Athletics Network.
Ian Pike (Benfleet AC) is an Endurance Coach who has experience in coaching all abilities and ages.
Ian will discuss the transition from track to the cross country season.

The session will allow coaches and athletes to see a typical effort session.
Ian will be on hand to take questions and discuss training ideas with coaches from across Essex.

Coaches can bring up to two athletes each to the session.

This session is FREE to coaches from clubs within the Essex.

To sign up or for more information please contact
Hayley Pegg on hayleypegg@hotmail.com
or call 07763 839863
Or signup online https://doodle.com/poll/cuawrwds5zcguwtp

 


Oct_2017Coach Workshop – Sprints
17th October 2017  7pm-8.30pm

Braintree Sport & Health Club, Panfield Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM17 1FF

This workshop session is the first of the “Sprints” series of seminars provided by coaches within the Essex Athletics Network.
Tony Gordon (Braintree AC) is a Sprints Coach and part of the England National Coach Development Programme who has experience in coaching all abilities and ages.
Tony will discuss how to develop an athlete’s speed; he will provide an insight into the process of planning to enable the athlete to improve in this skill.
A practical session will allow coaches to see how you can develop speed by providing the athletes with a dynamic warm up and drills focusing on speed. Tony will then discuss generic speed sessions that coaches can use in their own coaching. All coaches will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the transition during the workshop.
Coaches can bring up to two athletes each to the session.

This session is FREE to coaches from clubs within the Essex.

To sign up or for more information please contact
Hayley Pegg on hayleypegg@hotmail.com or call 07763 839863
Or enter online https://doodle.com/poll/cfdgwrq2t6havyae


 

 

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Twenty two Coaches attended the recent Drills for Endurance Runners Workshop, held at Chelmsford Athletics Centre on 19th May 2017. Simon Mennell discussed drills, what they are and what they are used for. He also explored the key coaching points for a variety of drills.

Full Report

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Simon started the workshop by asking the group to discuss the benefits of drills and also to list any drills they already use or know. The twenty two coaches from different backgrounds and different coaching experiences produced a vast list of both benefits and drills.  With both running clubs and athletics clubs present it was enlightening to hear the differences among each setting.

Simon discussed the points and asked the coaches to think about how they could make the drills included into their club session.  The focus point was on looking at what you already do and making the warmup training varied, fun and progressive.

The group then went onto the track to look at some fun interactive drills that would benefit all runners while training at the track.

The coaches were able to take part practically but also have a go at teaching the drills.

 

This workshop session was the third of the “Endurance” series of seminars provided by coaches from the Essex Athletics Network.

 

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NEW WORKSHOP ANNOUCED

Drills for Endurance Runners

19th May 2017

7pm to 8.30pm

Chelmsford Athletics Centre, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH

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This workshop session is the third of the “Endurance” series of seminars provided by coaches within the Essex Athletics Network.

Simon Mennell (Braintree AC) is an Endurance Coach who and England Athletics Tutor who has experience in coaching all abilities and ages.

Simon will discuss drills, what they are and what they are used for. He will explore the key coaching points for a variety of drills.

A practical session will allow coaches and athletes to see these drills in action and will have the opportunity

to ask any questions during the evening.

This session is FREE to coaches from clubs within the Essex Athletics Network.
£10 to coaches from clubs not within the Essex Athletics Network.
Early booking is recommended.

Refreshments will be provided.

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To sign up or for more information please contact
Hayley Pegg on hayleypegg@hotmail.com
or call 07763 839863

We hope to see you there!

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David Dixon a British Athletics tutor and university lecturer on Sports Nutrition shared his expertise about the facts on Nutrition, the best recovery drinks and what an athlete should have within their diet for training and competing. 

David started the workshop by asking the coaches what they wanted to get out of the workshop. With 10 coaches present the list was vast, ranging from what an athlete should eat before, during and after a competition to what the differences should be in nutrition for a jumper to a marathon runner.

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT

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The group discussed the three types of food plates

David suggested that coaches work on the baseline nutrition and every day nutrition for athletes in training before they look at nutrition in competition. 

Coaches should check www.Informsport.com for a list of banned substances and to check any supplements for ingredients that have been tested. 

The coaches feedback from the workshop:

“Good Advice”

“Very informative and engaging speaker. Very knowledgeable and interactive seminar”

“Really useful and informative. Thank you “

“Just left me wanting to know more, very interesting”

This workshop session was the first of the “Nutrition” series of seminars provided by coaches from the Essex Athletics Network. Our next workshop will be on Drills in May at Braintree AC.

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Simon Mennell an Endurance Coach from Braintree AC and England Athletics Tutor shared his expertise about the benefits of track training and discussed if it is just running in circles.

Simon started the workshop by asking the group to discuss the pros and cons of track training. The six coaches from different backgrounds and different coaching experiences produced a vast list of both cons and pros.

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT

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Report from Workshop on Mental Preparation for Controlling Nerves & getting in the Zone for Performance Workshop held at Basildon Sporting Village Saturday 14th January…MORE

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Sprinting – Developing Speed

new date 28th January 2017

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Coach Workshop – Sprinting, Developing Speed

26th November 2016 10am to 12pm Braintree Sport & Health Club
Panfield Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM17 1FF

To sign up, click here: http://tinyurl.com/EAN-November

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A packed attendance enjoyed the 2nd Network Endurance Workshop on Friday 21st October. Martin Branfoot gave an excellent talk on the transition from 10k to Marathon, and it was good to hear that some attendees took the information and used some of the points raised successfully at the Chelmsford Marathon at the weekend.

Download the Workshop report here:    pdf-icon

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Whilst the Essex Athletic Network can no longer offer coach bursaries, there are still opportunities to secure funding via our partner Active Essex.

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http://www.activeessex.org/Coaching/active-essex-coaching-bursary/

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Endurance – Transition from 10k to the Marathon

21st October 2016

To sign up, click here: http://tinyurl.com/EAN-October

Contact Hayley Pegg on or call 07763 839863

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To sign up, click here: http://tinyurl.com/EAN-October

Contact Hayley Pegg on

or call 07763 839863

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Basildon  – http://www.ulearnathletics.com/moduleEvent/84068

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update 12/08/16   South Coaching Courses

NOTE: Please ensure application forms for Athletics Coach and CiRF are fully completed and returned with photograph and payment (payable to England Athletics) at least 2 weeks prior to the course start date. LiRF and Coaching Assistant courses need to be booked online through www.ulearnathletics.com

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The workshops have been organised for Leaders and coaches who would like to gain more support to deliver more effective sessions or promote running sessions to the community.

Planning for complete beginners/intermediate and runners’ goals
Friday 9th September 2016
@ Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre
Simon Mennell
7pm to 9pm   (Free Workshop)

Speed Endurance and Interval Training
Friday 25th November 2016 @ Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre
Simon Mennell
7pm to 9pm   (Free Workshop)

How to observe, analyse and improve individuals running technique
Saturday 25th March 2017 @ Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Meridan Way
Simon Mennell
9.30am – 11.30am  (£10 to attend the workshop)

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To book onto the workshops please contact Karen Stephanou, Club and Coach Support Officer on kstephanou@englandathletics.org or 07718394335

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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact  Karen Stephanou.
Club and Coach Support Officer for Essex and Herts, England Athletics
07718394335    Karen Stephanou

  • Tuesday 12th July
    Speed open session with Tony Gordon at Braintree and District AC
  • Thursday 14th July
    Javelin flying coach visit at Harlow AC with Alison O’Riordan
  • Monday 1st August
    Long Jump/Triple Jump flying coach visit at CATS with Eddie Hawkins
  • Wednesday 3rd August
    Long Jump / Triple Jump flying coach visit at Braintree Sport and Health Leisure Centre with Eddie Hawkins
  • Tuesday 30th August
    Speed open session with Tony Gordon at Braintree and District AC

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Another excellent workshop, held by Cedar Hall Clinic.

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This workshop session is the first of the “Body Works”  series of seminars provided by our external partners Cedar Hall Clinic which will look at various parts of the body and the injuries that athletes may typically experience – how they occur, how they can be treated  and – most important of all – what can be done to try to avoid them.

The session, led by Cedar Hall’s James Di Cicco & Kimberley Hughes, will include both theoretical & practical – hands-on – elements and will be suitable for coaches at all levels.
The areas covered include: mechanics of the lower limbs

common lower limb injuries; chronic tendon injury (tendinosus); knee injuries; anterior cruciate injuries, hamstring tears; muscular imbalances and how to spot potential injuries before they occur. Rehab will include K-taping techniques.

This session is FREE to clubs within the Essex Athletics Network.

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NCDP Open Speed Session workshop.

red-shiney-ball-clip-art What are we doing?

Promoting national coaching course opportunities and encouraging new & existing coaches & assistant coaches in Network clubs to attend & support these through the award of coaching bursaries

  • Arranging & delivering a programme of generic coach education sessions (e.g. sports nutrition, video analysis, sports psychology, biomechanics) through our academic partners Writtle & SEEVIC Colleges.
  • Arranging & delivering a programme of event specific coach education sessions (e.g. hurdles, long jump, high jump), as informed by the baseline audit, using a team of NCDP and other experienced coaches within Network clubs.
  • Facilitating arrangements for coaches & selected athletes to join training sessions with other more experienced coaches/athletes
  • Promoting England Athletic and CCSO ‘Flying Coach’ visits and support coaches and clubs to access the programme.
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